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New Ambassador : Gail D. Mathieu
(Nov. 15): Gail D. Mathieu is sworn in as the new ambassador to Namibia.
Fact Sheet: U.S. Leadership in Landmine Clearing and Saving Lives
(Nov. 13): Thanks in part to the United States’ help, the annual landmine casualty rate has dropped from over 26,000 four years ago to around 5,000 today, and Costa Rica, Djibouti, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Kosovo, Macedonia, Namibia, and Suriname have achieved mine "impact-free" status. Full text
International Religious Freedom Report
(Sept. 14): Read about individual countries or the full report.
Third Annual International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action
(Apr. 3): U.S. assistance has helped Costa Rica, Djibouti, Guatemala, Honduras, Kosovo, Macedonia, Namibia, and Suriname to become free from the humanitarian impact of landmines (i.e. “impact free”). Full text