Under Secretary Sherman led a roundtable with industry, civil society and government leaders to discuss ways to enhance safety standards.
Special Representative for North Korea Policy Glyn Davies reaffirmed the importance of working together to achieve a denuclearized North Korea.
As a sign of U.S. support for the Burmese government’s progress towards democratic reform, that nation’s president visited the White House.
Freedom of expression is a fundamental human right.
The Chinese government defines “freedom of religious belief in a manner that does not meet international human rights standards."
"The [Chinese] government’s respect for and protection of religious freedom in the Tibet Autonomous Region ... deteriorated markedly,”
“Vietnamese citizens still do not enjoy their universally recognized human rights and fundamental freedoms.”
There is no more dynamic and consequential part of the world today for America’s interests than the Asia-Pacific.
The United States regards freedom of expression, and the independent media as a subset, as a critical component of democracy.
Easing tension and making diplomatic progress will come when North Korea begins to live up to its obligations.
The U.S. and Afghanistan have made progress on implementing security, political, and economic transitions.
The Community of Democracies needs to continue its transformation into a body of action.