United States Continues To Assist Venezuelans in Need

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC September 25, 2018 Vice President Mike Pence announced today at the 73rd regular session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, NY, more than $48 million in additional humanitarian U.S. assistance for Venezuelans affected by the man-made crisis in Venezuela. This funding will help provide ...
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Remarks by Vice President Pence to Migrant Community at the Santa Catarina Shelter

Thank you, Father Alex.  It is a great privilege for my wife Karen and I to be here with you, with Archbishop Don Sergio here at Santa Catarina, which is demonstrating the love of God by being the hands and feet of Christ to people from Venezuela.  Would you join me in thanking this wonderful ...
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Declaration on Venezuela

The heads of state and government of Argentina, Bahamas, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru and Saint Lucia, and the Vice President of the United States, meeting on the occasion of the VIII Summit of the Americas, in light of the steady breakdown of constitutional order in Venezuela ...
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Remarks at an Emergency UN Security Council Briefing on Iran

In the past week, what has happened on the ground throughout the nation of Iran is something the world must take note of. It is a spontaneous expression of fundamental human rights. The Iranian people are rising up in over 79 locations throughout the country. It is a powerful exhibition of brave people who have ...
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U.S. Awards $25 Million to the Global Fund to End Modern Slavery

Press Statement Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Washington, DC September 14, 2017   The U.S. Department of State is pleased to announce a groundbreaking $25 million award to the Global Fund to End Modern Slavery for transformational programs around the world to reduce the prevalence of modern slavery – also known as human trafficking. ...
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PAO Sanders lectures about advancements and challenges in diplomacy during Women’s Congress in Floripa 

On July 31, Public Affairs Officer Corina Sanders participated of the  13th Women’s Worlds (WW) Congress —an international and interdisciplinary meeting about women — which took place from July 30-August 4, 2017 in Florianópolis, at the Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC). The overriding theme was “Transformations, Connections, and Movements”. The congress goal was to provide ...
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OAS LGBTI Core Group Statement: International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia

Today, on May 17, the members of the OAS LGBTI Core Group (Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, United States and Uruguay) are proud to join other governments and civil society organizations from around the world to celebrate the International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT). This year, the IDAHOT is an opportunity to ...
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Ambassador Nikki Haley Addresses UN Security Council Open Debate on Trafficking in Persons

UNITED STATES MISSION TO THE UNITED NATIONS Office of Press and Public Diplomacy FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Ambassador Nikki Haley, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, delivered remarks at a UN Security Council Open Debate on “Trafficking in persons in conflict situations: forced labor, slavery, and other similar practices.” She underscored the importance of a ...
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 President Trump Will Continue to Enforce Executive Order Protecting the Rights of the LGBTQ Community in the Workplace

President Donald J. Trump is determined to protect the rights of all Americans, including the LGBTQ community. President Trump continues to be respectful and supportive of LGBTQ rights, just as he was throughout the election.
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One in three: Why this statistic will haunt you and what you can do about it

At least one in three women and girls will be subject to violence or abuse during her lifetime. These grim statistics are why the United Nations, in partnership with the Rutgers University–based Center for Women’s Global Leadership, calls upon you to take part in 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence, which began with the ...
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When she’s a victim, it hurts everyone

One woman in three has faced gender-based violence. It’s a global epidemic, but you can help stop it. For starters, help raise awareness during this year’s “16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence” (#16days) campaign. It starts November 25 and continues through December 10. You can also let others know that when women and girls ...
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FACT SHEET: Let Girls Learn – A Comprehensive Investment in Adolescent Girls Education

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FACT SHEET: Let Girls Learn – A Comprehensive Investment in Adolescent Girls Education  “The single best indicator of whether a nation will succeed is how it treats its women.  When women have health care and women have education, families are stronger, communities are more ...
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Statement by National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice on Syrian Refugee Admissions

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 29, 2016 Less than a year ago, in response to an historic global refugee crisis, involving millions of Syrians in flight from violence and conflict, President Obama directed his Administration to increase the number of Syrian refugees provided safe haven in the United ...
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Release of the 2015 International Religious Freedom Report

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC The U.S. Department of State submitted the 2015 International Religious Freedom Report to the United States Congress on August 10, 2016. Now in its 18th year, this congressionally-mandated Report comprises almost 200 distinct reports on countries and territories worldwide and continues to reflect the United States’ commitment ...
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Fact Sheet: Promoting and Protecting Religious Freedom Around the Globe

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   “[P]romoting religious freedom is a key objective of U.S. foreign policy. And I’m proud that no nation on Earth does more to stand up for the freedom of religion around the world than the United States of America.”    –     President Barack Obama, February 6, 2014 Throughout the Obama Administration, ...
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Joint Statement on Supporting the Human Rights of LGBTI Persons Through the Global Equality Fund

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC The United States and Montenegro recognize that supporting and promoting the human rights of all persons is the responsibility of every government and that the human rights of LGBTI persons are not different or separate from the human rights of any other persons. Defending the human rights ...
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Myths and Facts on Refugees, Migration, and Humanitarian Assistance

The United States is the largest single humanitarian donor, providing billions of dollars per year to provide millions of the world’s most vulnerable people with life-saving assistance. The State Department’s Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (PRM) provides protection, eases suffering, and works to resolve the plight of persecuted and uprooted people around the world.
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U.S. Adviser on the Rights of People with Special Needs Visits Sao Paulo

The U.S. government Special Advisor for International Rights of People with Special Needs, Judith Heumann, visited Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Brasilia last month to attend a series of activities celebrating the 25th anniversary of the “Americans with Disabilities Act,”  a law that protects the rights of people with disabilities in the United States. ...
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Project Uniting Afro Descendent Students from Brazil, U.S. Wins Human Rights Award

“A Journey through the African Diaspora,” a project that brought together public school students of African descent in the United States and Brazil to  examine questions of race and identity, has been recognized by the Municipality of Sao Paulo for promoting a culture of human rights in municipal schools, receiving a second place award from ...
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USG Statement as an Observer to the Commemoration of the 30th Anniversary of the Cartagena Declaration

U.S. Ambassador Liliana Ayalde Mr. Chairman, distinguished fellow government representatives, multilateral partners, civil society, and ladies and gentlemen, I am delighted to be participating in this important commemorative event with such distinguished colleagues and valued regional partners. I would like to thank the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the Norwegian Refugee Council, which ...
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Ambassador George Moose Discusses Human Rights and the International Order in Rio de Janeiro

On September 15 and 16, 2014, Ambassador George Moose, Vice-Chairman of the U.S. Institute of Peace and Adjunct Professor of Practice and Lecturer at the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University, participated in a two-day speaker program in Rio de Janeiro on the theme “Human Rights and the International Order.” Ambassador Moose ...
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