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  • Secretary Blinken surrounded by members of a demining team who are wearing protective gear. (Courtesy of Swiss Foundation for Mine Action)

    Improving Food Security in Ukraine Through Demining

    Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine has had a devastating impact on food security in Ukraine and across the globe. Over one …

  • A U.S.-funded deminer surveying a confirmed hazardous area (Photo courtesy of MDDC).

    With U.S. Support, Mostar Now Mine-Impact Free Nearly Three Decades After War’s End

    Bosnia and Herzegovina remains the most heavily mined country in the Balkans because of its central role in the Yugoslav Wars.  I…

  • Secretary of State Antony Blinken looks at weapons and an underground bunker, while he tours a State Border Guard of Ukraine Detached Commandant Office of Security and Resource Supply site September 7, 2023, in the Kyiv Oblast. [State Department photo by Chuck Kennedy/ Public Domain]

    From the Secretary’s Desk: Why We Are Not Giving Up on Ukraine

    In this war, there is an aggressor and there is a victim. One side is attacking the core principles of the UN Charter; the other f…

  • Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security Bonnie Jenkins seated with Moroccan Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita with flag behind Jenkins. (State Dept.)

    Countering the Spread of Weapons of Mass Destruction

    In December 2002, the United States received intelligence that a North Korean ship – the So San – was in the Arabian Sea carry…

  • Secretary Blinken speaks from behind a lectern with the flags of the United States and Tonga behind him. Tonga's Crown Prince Tupouto'a 'Ulukalala and Crown Princess Sinaitakala are seated in chairs on stage. People in the audience are watching the dedication of the new U.S. embassy in Tonga, in Nuku'alofa

    Spotlight on Embassy Nuku‘alofa, Tonga

    As part of Secretary Blinken’s Modernization Agenda, the State Department has been focused on ensuring that our workforce and pr…

  • File photo: Visitors light memorial candles during the annual Names Reading ceremony to commemorate those who perished in the Holocaust, in the Hall of Remembrance at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum on May 2, 2016, in Washington. (© Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

    Their Legacy Compels Us to Serve

    January 27th is International Holocaust Remembrance Day, a day to remember the six million Jews and millions of others targeted fo…

  • Dr. Simone Bamba, pastor of Mission Maranatha in Boston, welcomes Ibrahim, a refugee from Somalia, to the church. The Welcome Corps program brought them together. Welcome Corps / Axie Breen

    Welcome Corps: First Year of Refugee Private Sponsorship a Big Success

    When Edwige* left Cameroon seeking refuge and political freedom, she resettled in the United States. Now, through Welcome Corps, a…

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