Democracy and Human Rights

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December 23, 2013

Observing Elections in Mozambique

Mozambique may not be the world’s youngest democracy, but its first experience with elections wasn’t until 1994. Since then, the… more
June 20, 2013

Pride Is About U.S. Fundamental Values

Yesterday, Secretary of State John Kerry reaffirmed the commitment of the United States to promote and protect the human rights… more
June 19, 2013

Global Equality Fund Advances Human Rights of LGBT Communities

PRIDE events abound in the month of June, especially here in the nation’s capital. John Kerry has championed LGBT equality… more
June 18, 2013

Commemorating the 'Lost Music of the Holocaust'

When many of us reflect on the Holocaust, the beauty of the arts is the farthest thing from our minds.… more
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 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


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April 17, 2014

The Way Forward in Ukraine

Secretary of State John Kerry traveled to Geneva, Switzerland, on April 16-17 to participate in bilateral meetings and a multilateral… more