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Supporting the People of Venezuela

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On July 12, 2019, Secretary General Luis Almagro of the Organization of American States (OAS) hosted a press conference to discuss the urgent and ongoing human rights crisis in Venezuela. U.S. Special… more
A child, right, carries a basket of stones while unloading a quarry boat with adult workers at a port in Yangon, Myanmar.

Working on Dreams, Not in Fields

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Today, 152 million children -- 88 million boys and 64 million girls -- are deprived of their childhoods and educational opportunities, which perpetuates a cycle of poverty, inequality, and economic and social… more

This Week at State: May 17, 2019

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Did you miss key foreign policy developments this week? Each week, DipNote recaps the latest U.S. Department of State highlights spanning a wide range of global issues, events, and initiatives in one blog post. more
Marking the World Press Freedom Day, an activists holds a poster during a protest in Berlin.

Recognizing World Press Freedom Day

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Each year, on May 3, the international community recognizes World Press Freedom Day to celebrate the fundamental principles of press freedom. This day is an opportunity to assess the state of press freedom… more


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