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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

Remarks on World Press Freedom Day

2013 Free the Press Campaign: The Shrinking Space for Media Worldwide AS PREPARED Thank you, Tara and Elisa. I’m glad to join you all today, to discuss threats to freedom... Read More

Transcript (and Video) of Pressing for Freedom: The State of Digital and Media Repression Worldwide in 2013

With Moderarot Elisa Massimino, President and CEO of Human Rights First MODERATOR: Good afternoon. Welcome to the Washington Foreign Press Center. We’re pleased that you could join us for today’s... Read More

Presidential Proclamation on Workers Memorial Day 2013

Our country boasts the world's most talented, driven, effective labor force. American workers power our homes and feed our families. They raise skyscrapers, transport goods to market, and manufacture products... Read More

Inclusive Public School Offers American English Language Training in Ukraine

Tara D. Sonenshine serves as Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs. In a public school in Ukraine, the State Department's longtime efforts to support the human... Read More

UPR 16th Session - Intervention for Germany

Learn more about the Universal Periodic Review. View other interventions on the UPR 16th Session page. AS PREPARED The United States warmly welcomes H.E. Markus Loning and the German delegation. ... Read More

UPR 16th Session - Intervention for Djibouti

Learn more about the Universal Periodic Review. View other interventions on the UPR 16th Session page. AS PREPARED The United States warmly welcomes Minister Ali Farah Assoweh and the Djiboutian... Read More



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