In Southeast Asia, the United States believes that accountable governments, the rule of law, and respect for human rights provide the foundation for long-term political stability and sustainable development.
In the wake of the barbarous terrorist attacks by ISIL on Paris, Mali, Nigeria and elsewhere, the resolve of the United States and its allies to defeat ISIL has intensified.
The Third Committee of the UN General Assembly, which deals with social, humanitarian and cultural issues, has adopted a resolution expressing serious concern over human rights violations in Iran.
Globally, over one third of women and girls experience some form of physical or sexual violence in their lifetime.
"We are resolved to tell the world that we will condemn anti-Semitism and all forms of bigotry, no matter how their proponents attempt to cloak it in some false mantle of respectability."
“This is not a clash of civilizations. These terrorists have declared war against all civilization."
In Tunisia, where the Arab Spring was born, democratic progress continues. On a recent visit there, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said, "the eyes of the world are on Tunisia, and America wants Tunisia to succeed."
Ambassadors issue joint statement underscoring strong and ongoing support for a vibrant, free, and independent civil society in Kenya.
U.S. pledges support for five projects initiated by different Ethiopian organizations to work on disability and development issues.
“It is impossible for us to say that Azerbaijan has made progress on. . . previous election observation recommendations, which identified and sought to address limitations to fundamental freedoms.”
The United Nations Security Council is supporting an African Union, or AU, decision to investigate human rights abuses in Burundi.
International efforts to stop the carnage in Syria are intensifying.