U.S. Olympic swimmer Katie Ledecky poses for a photo with youth during a swimming clinic in Satagaya, Japan.

Since capturing the world’s attention at the 2012 London Olympics by winning her first gold medal as a 15-year-old swimming prodigy, Katie Ledecky has always...

Participants of the 2018 Study of the U.S. Institutes for Student Leaders' Women’s Leadership Opening Conference at Georgetown University.

This summer, the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs convened 80 exceptional young women from 21 countries and 10 U.S. undergraduate students for the Women...


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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations Nikki Haley deliver remarks to the press on the UN Human Rights Council, at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C., on June 19, 2018.

The United States has been the global beacon for freedom and human rights since its inception. The Constitution, Declaration of Independence, and Bill of Rights...

U.S. Department of State ceremony to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the embassy bombings in Nairobi, Kenya and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania on August 7, 2018 in Washington D.C.

On August 7, 1998, two U.S. embassies in Africa suffered coordinated and nearly simultaneous bombings later linked to the terrorist organization Al-Qaeda. The...

A boy rolls a barrel toward a water source in Lusaka. In partnership with MCC, the Zambian Government is working to reform the country’s water sector and improve drainage in the capital city of Lusaka to better meet citizens’ water and sanitation needs.

The MCC Zambia Compact is working to improve the lives of approximately 1.2 million people by providing access to clean drinking water, improved sanitation and a...

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