“The United States wants to see a strong Sri Lanka, one that is a leader in the international community, contributing to the global economy, promoting human rights, justice, and democracy abroad, and helping to uphold international law."
Vietnamese human rights lawyer and blogger Nguyen Van Dai was arrested on December 16 by Vietnamese authorities.
The United States will continue enforcement of U.S. and UN sanctions in response to North Korea’s proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and conventional weapons.
Even as the world marks the 67th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, China continues to crackdown on rights defenders.
2015 has been “a transformative year” in U.S. – India relations, said United States Ambassador to India Richard Verma.
“We agree on the need for bold steps to lower tensions, including pledging to halt further reclamation, new construction, and militarization of disputed areas in the South China Sea."
High-level representatives of nearly 200 countries have assembled in Paris to hammer out a global agreement to hold back rising temperatures.
Pakistani farmers are gaining access to global markets with some assistance from the United States.
Linxun Liao, a citizen of Canada, was sentenced November 12th in U.S. federal court to two years in prison for his role in a wildlife trafficking scheme.
In Southeast Asia, the United States believes that accountable governments, the rule of law, and respect for human rights provide the foundation for long-term political stability and sustainable development.
On November 8th, the Burmese people went to the polls to vote in a competitive general election with over 6,000 candidates vying for more than 1,100 parliamentary seats.
The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control designated four individuals and one entity that have connections with the North Korean Government and North Korea’s weapons proliferation efforts.