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International Human Rights Day

10 December, 2020

On International Human Rights Day, the United States celebrates the rights and freedoms enshrined in the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

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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…