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.
Leaders from Kenya and Ethiopia have laid the groundwork for a possible end to the violence and ethnic targeting raging in South Sudan.
The United States continues to express its concerns over parliamentary elections in Bangladesh, scheduled for January 5.
The recent execution of North Korean ruler Kim Jong Un’s uncle and close advisor Jang Song Thaek is another example of the extreme brutality of the North Korean regime.
“The United States condemns the ongoing air assault by Syrian government forces on civilians."
The United States condemns the continued attacks by all armed groups against innocent civilians and against the African and French peacekeeping troops.
Now is the time for South Sudan’s leaders to rein in armed groups under their control, immediately cease attacks on civilians and end the chain of retributive violence between different ethnic and political groups.
USAID announces $8 million increase in funding for the global effort.
“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.