Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd will today launch a photographic exhibition, Through Australian Eyes, which recognises the significant contribution of Australian civilians working in Afghanistan. Mr. Rudd welcomes the exhibition, which emphasises the important role development assistance and diplomacy plays in the rebuilding of Afghanistan and the security gains being made in Afghanistan.

China honored its Lunar New Year on February 3, welcoming the Year of the Rabbit...Although traditionally a Chinese holiday, the Lunar New Year is observed all over the world . We wanted to see what it looked like, so we teamed up with Flickr.

From the mid-1950s through the 1970s, Dizzy Gillespie, Louis Armstrong, Dave Brubeck, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Benny Goodman and other jazz greats served as cultural diplomats, touring the globe on behalf of the U.S. State Department... a collection of photographs and documents chronicling these tours will be on display at the Fowler Museum at UCLA from March 20 through Aug. 14.

The “Africa in Motion” symposium, which took place last Thursday and Friday in the basement of the Northwest Labs, was at once a celebration of Harvard’s recent top-notch scholarship and a sobering reminder of the work that needs to be done to solve the continent’s problems.

Celebrating the 40th anniversary of the diplomatic relations between Yemen and France, the French Cultural Center in Sana’a launched a photo exhibition entitled “Words of Eyes”,for 8 Yemeni photographers, on Tuesday.

Hundreds of visitors came to the exhibition from where they not only had a brief knowledge of the history of the diplomatic relationship between China and Bangladesh, but also felt the confidence that China and Bangladesh relations will have a bright future.

The exhibition aims to introduce a broad range of typical images of the daily life in Vietnam and other ASEAN countries in all fields including culture, science and technology, economics, politics, diplomacy and sports.

UNHCR announced today that it is bestowing its most prestigious award this year to British photojournalist Alixandra Fazzina for her dedication to pointing the lens at the overlooked human consequences of war.