Despite gains, societal problems, including violence against women, continue to hamper lives.
The United States offers its condolences to the family of President Malam Bacai Sanha.
The United States Government is seriously concerned by reports that three more Tibetans have self-immolated over the past few days.
Prominent activist Nabeel Rajab was injured and hospitalized after he was attacked by riot police at a recent protest.
Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad has failed to honor his commitments to the Arab League.
“The United States will continue to be forthright in our firm support for universal human rights."
The continued detention of more than 1,000 prisoners of conscience remains a major concern.
Civil society organizations working in Egypt have been raided because of their funding sources and activities in recent days.