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The State Department issued a worldwide travel alert for Aug. due to the threat of terrorist attacks. Read the full alert to learn more.

From the State Department:

Ever wanted to work at the United Nations? The UN is looking for highly qualified candidates who are ready to launch a professional career as an international civil servant for their Young Professionals Program (YPP). Here’s why you should why you should submit your application:

1.   It’s free to apply!

2.   You can apply online

3.   Gain valuable on-the-job experience and learn new skills

4.   Launch a career as an international public servant

5.   Represent your country

6.   Work with people from around the world on issues facing the global community

7.   Gain exposure and network

8.   Obtain knowledge about international affairs

9.   Learn about the UN from the inside

10.   Become a part of one of the world’s most respected organizations

Learn more about this exciting opportunity on DipNote!

Ten Ways You Can Be Involved in Foreign Affairs

From the State Department:

Globe in a Chicago Classroom

Many people are interested in foreign affairs, but don’t know how they can be involved.  You don’t have to be a diplomat to get started.  Here are ten ways you, as a U.S. citizen, can engage on international issues. MORE

Latest Reports on Human Rights Released

The U.S. Department of State has released its latest Country Reports on Human Rights Practices.

Mandated by Congress to help guide its decisions on foreign military and economic aid, the reports are also used by journalists, scholars, activists, governments, and intergovernmental organizations.

With the announcement of the release, we saw a spike in related searches on Our users have been specifically looking for the report on China, which includes Tibet, Hong Kong, and Macau.

You can read the individual reports, or use the Build a Report tool to compare human rights topics of your choosing across countries.

Find out if you qualify and how you can apply.