Item 4 Interactive Dialogue on Belarus

5 July, 2021

The United States thanks the Special Rapporteur for her latest report, cataloging the Lukashenka regime’s wave of repression against the people of Belarus.

World Day Against Child Labor

11 June, 2021

Child labor harms the physical and mental development of children, depriving them of their childhood, their potential, and their dignity.

World Press Freedom Day

3 May, 2021

Freedom of expression and access to factual and accurate information provided by independent media are foundational to prosperous and secure democratic societies.

2020 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices

31 March, 2021

The annual Country Reports on Human Rights Practices – the Human Rights Reports – cover internationally recognized individual, civil, political, and worker rights, as set…

Joint Statement under Item 8

19 March, 2021

We have a very simple position. States that commit human rights violations must be held to account.

Joint Statement on Human Rights in Egypt

12 March, 2021

We draw particular attention to restrictions on freedom of expression and the right to peaceful assembly, the constrained space for civil society and political opposition,…

U.S. Statement at the UPR of Nauru

2 February, 2021

The United States applauds Nauru for decriminalizing consensual adult same-sex sexual activity since its last review.

U.S. Statement at the UPR of Georgia

26 January, 2021

We recognize the reforms Georgia has enacted since its last UPR, but urge greater action to strengthen checks and balances, justice and accountability ...

U.S. Statement at the UPR of Oman

21 January, 2021

We encourage Oman to continue to advance reforms to counter trafficking in persons and equal rights for women, including the right to transmit nationality to their children on an…

U.S. Statement at the UPR of Nepal

21 January, 2021

The United States applauds the Government of Nepal's hosting of refugees; however, we are concerned by pending agreements that put them at risk of forced returns.

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U.S. Statement at the Universal Periodic Review of Liberia

2 November, 2020

We recommend that Liberia:  1. Vigorously investigate and prosecute trafficking cases, raise community awareness of what constitutes trafficking, and increase funding for prosecutors in charge of cases...

Standing with the Iranian People

20 May, 2020

Secretary Pompeo: "Today, the United States is imposing financial sanctions and visa restrictions on Iranian individuals and entities under human rights-related authorities."

World Press Freedom Day

4 May, 2020

We applaud the courage and determination of the independent media. Their work is challenging but benefits us all.

Freedom First in 2020

13 January, 2020

President Trump has proclaimed January as National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month.

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Human Rights and the Iranian Regime

20 December, 2019

Secretary Pompeo: "Over 40 years in power, the regime in Iran has shown only disrespect for the Iranian people. This disrespect has destabilized Iran’s internal…

International Day of Democracy

16 September, 2019

On this International Day of Democracy, we reflect on our nation’s unwavering commitment to the unalienable rights that create the foundation of our democracy.

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United States Assisting Venezuelans in Need

26 June, 2018

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC June 26, 2018 Vice President Mike Pence announced today in Brazil nearly $10 million in additional humanitarian…

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Remarks on the UN Human Rights Council

21 June, 2018

Remarks by Mike Pompeo, Secretary of State and Nikki Haley, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations Treaty Room Washington, DC June 19, 2018 SECRETARY POMPEO: Good…

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LGBTI Pride Month

1 June, 2018

The United States joins people around the world in celebrating Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersex (LGBTI) Pride Month, and reaffirms its commitment to protecting…

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U.S. Statement on the Referendum in Burundi

21 May, 2018

Press Statement by Heather Nauert, Department Spokesperson Washington, DC May 21, 2018 The United States notes that the May 17, referendum process in Burundi was marred…

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An Unfair, Unfree Vote in Venezuela

21 May, 2018

The United States condemns the fraudulent election that took place in Venezuela on May 20. This so-called “election” is an attack on constitutional order and…