A particular area of interest for the United States is training and financing small-scale entrepreneurs.
“Strong support across the political spectrum in the United States, as well as in India, gives us reason for continued optimism."
In October, authorities detained members of an Iranian house church in the city of Shiraz.
The regime of President Aleksandr Lunkashenko continues to crack down hard on the political opposition and human rights activists in Belarus.
The United States remains committed to an independent, sovereign, and stable Lebanon.
The attacks complicate reconciliation efforts in Cote d’Ivoire, where more than 3,000 people were killed in the post-election fighting.
A bungled investigation and legal process have left Politkovskaya's true killers free.
Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Iran, Ahmed Shaheed, says the Iranian regime is responsible for “deeply troubling” rights violations.
"The broader view, supports rather than discredits the promise of the Arab revolutions."
A Kazakhstani court recently sentenced Vladimr Kozlov, leader of the opposition party Alga, to 7 1/2 years in jail.
The United States continues to stand with the Somali people as they stabilize and rebuild their country.
"Civil society can only serve the common good when the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and association are protected."