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Strong Cities Network’s Transatlantic Mayoral Dialogue on Preventing Hate, Extremism and Polarization and Safeguarding Democracy

Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Shefali Razdan Duggal [as prepared] The Hague – Peace Palace, November 15, 2022 Good morning, everyone!  My name is Shefali Razdan Duggal, the newly arrived United States Ambassador to the Kingdom of the Netherlands. It is a genuine privilege to be with you all here today in the Peace Palace to ...
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Public Diplomacy Small Grants Program 2022/2023

ANNUAL PROGRAM STATEMENT  Funding Opportunity Title:  U.S. Embassy The Hague PD Annual Program Statement Funding Opportunity Number:  PD-THEHAGUE-FY23-01 Deadline for Applications: 3 rolling deadlines – (November 30, 2022; February 28, 2023; and June 30, 2023) CFDA Number:  19.040 – Public Diplomacy Programs  CONTACT| If you have any questions about the grant application process, please contact ...
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U.S. Ambassador-Designate Shefali Razdan Duggal to Present Credentials to His Majesty King Willem-Alexander

The Hague, October 17, 2022 –The Ambassador-Designate of the United States of America to the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Shefali Razdan Duggal, will present her credentials to His Majesty King Willem-Alexander on Wednesday, October 19. Shefali Razdan Duggal was nominated by President Biden to serve as the U.S. Ambassador to the Netherlands on March 11, ...
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U.S. Support for Human Rights Defenders

Fact Sheet Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor Overview Protecting and supporting human rights defenders is a key priority of U.S. foreign policy. Because human rights defenders seek to hold their governments accountable to protect universally recognized human rights, defenders are often harassed, detained, interrogated, imprisoned, tortured, and even killed for doing their work. The Department’s objective is to enable human ...
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Worldwide Caution: Al-Qa’ida Leader’s Death

On July 31, 2022, the United States conducted a precision counterterrorism strike in Afghanistan that killed Ayman al-Zawahiri, Osama bin Laden’s deputy and successor as leader of al-Qa’ida.  Al- Zawahiri was one of the masterminds of the attacks against the United States on September 11, 2001, and had continued to urge his followers to attack ...
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