The United States will continue to devote resources toward improving counterterrorism capabilities of key partner countries, while at the same time focusing long-term efforts on addressing the drivers of violent extremism.
A Yazidi woman who suffered for 10 months as a sex slave under the Islamic State group (IS) came to Washington to push for help for the traumatized, displaced Yazidi community in northern Iraq and the hundreds of others who remain in IS bondage. Shireen Jardo, 25, met with several U.S. congressmen and federal officials along with Iraqi aid groups …
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has approved a plan that widens the prohibition against funding to foreign nongovernmental organizations that perform or actively promote abortion as a method of family planning to include global health assistance provided by all U.S. departments or agencies.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has informed the U.S. Congress that through April 18th Iran has complied with its commitments under the Iran nuclear deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, or JCPOA. At the same time, he announced that the United States is undertaking a government-wide review of U.S. policy toward Iran, including whether suspension of sanctions …
The United States “echoe[s] the Venezuelan people’s calls for prompt elections, respect for the constitution and the National Assembly, and freedom for political prisoners.”
U.S. Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador Nikki Haley said one of the vital issues the United States intends to put on the Security Council’s agenda this month is the role human rights abuses play in the breakdown of international peace and security.
The Cuban people continue to suffer serious human rights abuses under the authoritarian rule of Raul Castro. According to the latest State Department Human Rights Report, the main human rights abuses include the abridgement of the ability of citizens to choose their government; the use of government threats, physical assault, intimidation, and violent government-organized counter-protests against peaceful dissent; and harassment …
One of President Donald Trump’s first actions was to issue a memorandum reinstating what is known as the Mexico City Policy –- a directive meant to ensure that U.S. taxpayer dollars do not fund international organizations or programs that support abortion. The Mexico City Policy was first introduced by President Ronald Reagan in 1984 during a UN population conference held …
Protecting the Cultural Heritage of Religious Minorities
“The United States is deeply concerned by the flawed presidential and legislative electoral process in Nicaragua.”
The United States Government, through the United States Agency for International Development, or USAID, and the non-partisan civic movement Participación Ciudadana recently celebrated the tenth anniversary of the Community House of Justice program.
U.S. engagement has helped transform the Council into a more balanced and credible organization and has helped focus the global spotlight on grave violations and abuses of human rights around the world.
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