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COP28 Climate Summit Halfway
December 8, 2023

28th Conference of the Parties

Countries worldwide are uniting to escalate efforts against the climate crisis.


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  • December 7, 2023

    Release of Armenian and Azerbaijani Soldiers

    The U.S. welcomes the announcement by Armenia and Azerbaijan of the release of two Azerbaijani and thirty-two Armenian detainees.
  • December 7, 2023

    Economic Health Dialogue of the Americas

    The EHA fosters political will and commitments to strengthen public health systems and protect economies in the region.
  • December 7, 2023

    Anti-Corruption Champions Award Ceremony

    The actions of determined individuals can puncture the seemingly impenetrable walls of impunity.

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topographic map of United States over a light blue background, in foreground a dark blue sign with white text reads "Welcome to Diplomats' Hometowns Est. 2022"

Hometown Diplomats

Diplomats come from all corners of the United States. Here, six U.S. diplomats talk about how their hometown vistas, people and values influence them — every day — as they pursue foreign policy goals.

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