2013 ended without long-awaited elections in Guinea-Bissau aimed at fully restoring the troubled West African nation to democratic rule.
Member states should better emphasize rights of association, assembly, and expression.
“Macedonia is a country ready to create the bonds that will unite generations from the past with the Macedonia of the future."
The United States continues to express its concerns over parliamentary elections in Bangladesh, scheduled for January 5.
“The United States condemns the ongoing air assault by Syrian government forces on civilians."
The United States commends the Honduran government for their efforts to ensure the election process was generally transparent, peaceful and reflected the will of the Honduran people.
The United States congratulates President-elect Michelle Bachelet.
“Four years after we started down the path of principled engagement [with Burma], the culture of reform in Burma is increasingly self-driven and self-perpetuating.”
The United States remains committed to a foreign policy that puts human rights and democracy at its center.
The United States strongly condemns attacks on Syria’s civilians by the Assad regime and extremist groups during the ongoing conflict.
This month marks the one year anniversary of the disappearance of Sombath Somphone, one of Laos' most respected civil society figures.
The United States stands with the people of Ukraine in their search for justice, human dignity, security, a return to economic health, and for the European future they have chosen and they deserve.