Working Towards a National Peace in Burma

Working Towards a National Peace in Burma

A milestone in Burma’s transition from dictatorship to democracy will be the end of violent conflict between its central government and the ethnic minority groups living in its border areas. The United States applauds and supports the Burmese government’s efforts to reach a ceasefire agreement with armed ethnic groups.

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North Korea’s Systematic, Widespread and Gross Human Rights Violations Demand International Action

North Korea’s Systematic, Widespread and Gross Human Rights Violations Demand International Action

While the members of the Security Council have spent countless hours considering the threat North Korea's nuclear program poses to international peace and security, today...they also contemplated the systematic, widespread and gross human rights violations that North Korea is committing against its own people...

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Russian Fiction the Sequel: 10 More False Claims About Ukraine (Fact Sheet)

Russian Fiction the Sequel: 10 More False Claims About Ukraine (Fact Sheet)

“No amount of propaganda can make right something that the world knows is wrong.” – President Barack Obama

Russia continues to spin a false and dangerous narrative to justify its illegal actions in Ukraine. The Russian propaganda machine continues to promote hate speech and incite violence by creating a false threat in Ukraine that does not exist.

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Voices of North Korea

Voices of North Korea

The UN Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in North Korea brought to light the deplorable situation inside North Korea.  The Commission’s excellent report gives us all the opportunity to hear and read the harrowing testimony of North Korean witnesses to the deeply disturbing crimes committed by the regime against its own people.  “Voices of North Korea” highlights personal stories that are at once all too familiar to many North Korean escapees, yet unimaginable to those of us living elsewhere.

U.S. Supports Commission of Inquiry on North Korea’s Call for Accountability

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