The United Nations Refugee Agency calls the crisis in Syria “the biggest humanitarian emergency of our era”.
This month marks the second anniversary of the unexplained disappearance of one of Laos' most respected civil society figures.
The United States is fully engaged in combating what President Obama has called one of the great human rights causes of our time: modern-day slavery.
On December 14th, a crackdown swept 13 cities across Turkey, as police detained at least 27 journalists, police officers, and others, including Ekrem Dumanli, the Editor-in-Chief of Zaman, one of the Turkey’s highest circulating newspapers.
“North Korea continues to have the world’s worst human rights situation.”
On December 10th, the global community observes International Human Rights Day, to commemorate the 1948 adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
We all must work together to fight gender-based violence around the world, and the abuse of power in all of its forms.
U.S. is committed to working with Central American governments to target human smuggling networks, address the underlying factors that fuel migration, and build the governments’ capacity to receive repatriated migrants back into their communities.
The United States remains concerned by the ongoing detention and prosecution of public interest lawyers, journalists, bloggers, religious leaders, and others who challenge official Chinese policies and actions.
“As we remember Kristallnacht, let us remember our moral responsibility, both as government officials and as individuals, to speak out against all forms of hatred and intolerance.”
Reproductive health services help young people preserve their options, pursue future goals and even save their own lives.
“In the past two years, important changes have been made. ... At the same time, it’s clear how much hard work remains to be done, and that many difficult choices still lie ahead.”