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Burma: Termination of Presidential Proclamation 6925

The Secretary of State has determined that Presidential Proclamation 6925, also known as the 1996 Visa Ban, which suspended entry into the United States as immigrants or non-immigrants of “persons... Read More

Spokesperson on Decision in Eskinder Nega’s Appeal Case

The United States is deeply disappointed that Ethiopia’s Federal Supreme Court upheld the conviction and harsh sentencing of journalist Eskinder Nega and opposition politician Andualem Arege under the country’s Anti-Terrorism... Read More

UPR 16th Session – Intervention for Cameroon

Learn more about the Universal Periodic Review. View other interventions on the UPR 16th Session page. AS PREPARED We warmly welcome the Cameroon delegation. We applaud efforts to hold accountable... Read More

UPR 16th Session – Intervention for Cuba

Learn more about the Universal Periodic Review. View other interventions on the UPR 16th Session page. AS PREPARED The United States is concerned that Cuba has put in place a... Read More

Fact Sheet: U.S. Assistance to Cuba Promoting Human Rights Through Humanitarian Aid

Cuba's future must be freely determined by the Cuban people. Sadly, that has not been the case for decades, and it is not the case today. The people of Cuba... Read More

Fact Sheet on Business and Human Rights

View this fact sheet as a PDF. "Strong respect for human rights isn’t merely an indicator that a country is likely doing well. It actually unleashes a country’s potential, and... Read More

U.S. Government Approach on Business and Human Rights

View this page as a PDF. I. Context and Landscape II. Objective III. International Guidelines on Business and Human Rights IV. Business and Human Rights in Foreign Policy V. Support,... Read More

Fact Sheet: The Obama Administration’s Comprehensive Efforts to Prevent Mass Atrocities Over the Past Year

One year ago, President Obama announced a comprehensive Administration strategy to prevent atrocities. He underscored that “preventing mass atrocities and genocide is a core national security interest and a core... Read More

Update on Atrocity Prevention Strategy Implementation

On April 23 of last year, President Obama visited the Holocaust Museum, and unveiled a comprehensive strategy to prevent mass atrocities. In his remarks at the Museum, the President reflected... Read More

Asistencia de los EE. UU. a Cuba Promoción de los derechos humanos a través de la ayuda humanitaria

“El futuro de Cuba lo tiene que determinar libremente el pueblo cubano. Tristemente, durante décadas ese no ha sido el caso, ni tampoco lo es hoy. El pueblo de Cuba... Read More

Secretary Kerry Remarks with President of Georgia Mikheil Saakashvili Before Their Meeting

SECRETARY KERRY: Good morning, everybody. It’s an enormous pleasure for me to welcome President Saakashvili of Georgia. We are good friends, well acquainted. I spent time with him in Georgia,... Read More

UPR 16th Session – Intervention for Azerbaijan

Learn more about the Universal Periodic Review. View other interventions on the UPR 16th Session page. AS PREPARED The United States welcomes H.E. Minister Khalaf Khalafov and the delegation of... Read More

Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom Visits China

Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom Suzan Johnson Cook and Deputy Assistant Secretary for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor Daniel Baer traveled to China April 22-25 to promote human... Read More

U.S. Department of State Launches Central America Journalism Security Hub

Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor Jane Zimmerman traveled to San Salvador on April 29 to participate in the launch of a regional Journalism Security... Read More

Memorandum of Understanding for Signing Ceremony for the Central America Journalism Security Hub

AS PREPARED Thank you, for that introduction, and thank you for having us today. We are excited to be here—with other friends and colleagues from the Salvadoran government, media, civil... Read More

Launch of new U.S. Government-sponsored Journalist Security Training Hub in El Salvador

On April 30, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor (DRL) Jane Zimmerman launched DRL's new Journalist Security Training Hub in San Salvador, El Salvador. The launch was... Read More

UPR 16th Session - Intervention for Bangladesh

Learn more about the Universal Periodic Review. View other interventions on the UPR 16th Session page. AS PREPARED We welcome the delegation and offer our condolences to the victims of... Read More

UPR 16th Session - Intervention for Russia

Learn more about the Universal Periodic Review. View other interventions on the UPR 16th Session page. AS PREPARED We welcome the Russian delegation and commend them for the establishment of... Read More

Remarks at the Community of Democracies Ministerial

Good Morning. President Elbegdorj, Foreign Minister Bold -- thank you for hosting this ministerial and for your superb leadership of the Community of Democracies. I also want to thank the... Read More

UPR 16th Session - Intervention for Canada

Learn more about the Universal Periodic Review. View other interventions on the UPR 16th Session page. AS PREPARED The United States warmly welcomes Ambassador Elissa Golberg and the Canadian delegation. ... Read More



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