The United States and Belarus recently convened the second Working Group for Democracy and Human Rights.
Some anticorruption measures since Ukraine’s current government was elected in 2014 have been significant.
The protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms throughout the OSCE region continues to be a priority.
On a recent visit to Ukraine, Vice President Joe Biden acknowledged the economic and political reforms the country has made over the past year.
The Balkan nation of Montenegro has been formally invited to begin the accession process of joining the North Atlantic Treaty Organization or NATO.
The United States is deeply troubled by the Russian Government’s continued restrictions against civil society organizations in Russia.
President Barack Obama has called on the leaders of Turkey and Russia to de-escalate tensions following the downing of a Russian warplane by Turkey last month and to focus on the common threat posed by ISIL.
"The best antidote to Russian aggression and malign influence is Ukraine’s success as a democratic, prosperous, European state.”
“This is not a clash of civilizations. These terrorists have declared war against all civilization."
The American people stand in solidarity with the people of France in the wake of the recent and tragic terror attack in Paris.
Participating states of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, or OSCE, have committed themselves to rights and fundamental freedoms.
The United States congratulates the people of Ukraine for exercising their right to vote