In response to the conflict in Mali in 2012, and in order to fight the looting of West African cultural heritage, the International Council of Museums (ICOM) have published a Red List of West African Cultural Objects at Risk, including a Mali "Emergency" section funded by ECA’s Cultural Heritage Center.
In 2000, two years before he left Congress, Benjamin A. Gilman worked with his colleagues to establish the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program. This program has since provided over 19,000 scholarships to U.S. undergraduate students who receive Federal Pell grants.
The Archaeological Institute of America cited the State Department’s long history in leadership in this area, especially as a market-country leader in implementation of the UN treaty of trafficking in cultural property, as well as extensive work in protecting Iraqi antiquities.
U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs Evan Ryan announced a new Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) grant to restore Gaddi Baithak in Nepal.
The two-day conference focused on the principal issues facing our ocean, namely marine protected areas, sustainable fisheries, marine pollution, and climate-related impacts on the ocean.
Years of advocacy for integration and women's rights establishes Sumaya Abdel Qader as a dynamic and diverse leader.