Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor

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May 17, 2013

Commemorating International Day Against Homophobia

In a video message, Ambassador Susan E. Rice , U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, commemorates International Day Against… more
May 14, 2013

Discussing the Forum for the Future With Moroccan Civil Society

Held annually since 2004, the G-8 Broader Middle East and North Africa (BMENA) Initiative's Forum for the Future brings together… more
May 9, 2013

Labor in Focus: Advancing Workplace Safety

The collapse of an eight-story factory building in Bangladesh that killed over 600 garment workers two weeks ago is among… more
May 6, 2013

'State in 60 Seconds' Video -- Press Freedom

Every year, people observe World Press Freedom Day on May 3. This year marked the 20th anniversary of the day's… more
May 4, 2013

Celebrating World Press Freedom Today and Every Day

Each year on World Press Freedom Day, we celebrate the right to freedom of expression and recognize the challenges so… more
April 23, 2013

Observing a Constitutional Referendum in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe held a referendum on its new constitution on Saturday, March 16th, paving the way for presidential elections later this… more
April 19, 2013

A Sustained Commitment to Human Rights

The Annual Country Reports on Human Rights Practices are the single most exhaustive set of reports on human rights practices… more
April 10, 2013

Partnerships To Combat Modern Slavery

At the forum, we announced the State Department's new public-private partnership with New Perimeter, LLC, a non-profit organization. We developed… more
April 1, 2013

Advancing the Fight Against Corruption

The U.S. Government, in partnership with the Government of Ghana, sponsored a five-day workshop in Accra, Ghana to help advance… more
March 30, 2013

Celebrating Women's Empowerment in the Western Hemisphere

When we talk about promoting women's empowerment in the Western Hemisphere, we are talking about empowerment in all aspects of… more
March 29, 2013

Securing Human Rights Online: Internet Freedom Fellows Program

At the frontlines of the fight for freedom of expression and peaceful assembly are human rights defenders, who often depend… more