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A Proclamation on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Intersex Pride Month, 2023

In June 1969, a courageous group of Americans rose up to protest the violence and marginalization they faced in what became known as the Stonewall Uprising. Police had raided the Stonewall Inn — a gay bar located in New York City — and for the next six days they clashed with LGBTQI+ protestors, who bravely ... Read More»

Alert: Shortage of Drinking Water in Uruguay

Location: URUGUAY, countrywide Event: The U.S. Embassy has been following recent media reports indicating a potential shortage of drinking water across Uruguay, particularly affecting Montevideo, Canelones, and Lavalleja. Media outlets are reporting the following: The reported water shortage is due to an historic drought affecting all of Uruguay that stems from lack of rains. According to most ... Read More»

The Election of Amy E. Pope as Director General of the International Organization for Migration

Congratulations to Amy E. Pope on her historic win to serve as the next Director General of the International Organization for Migration (IOM). We thank Director General Vitorino for his service and leadership of IOM over the past five years. Ms. Pope’s election reflects a broad endorsement by member states of her vision to keep ... Read More»