U.S. Support for Human Rights Defenders

BUREAU OF DEMOCRACY, HUMAN RIGHTS, AND LABOR Overview Protecting and supporting human rights defenders is a key priority of U.S. foreign policy. Because human rights defenders seek to hold their governments accountable to protect universally recognized human rights, defenders are often harassed, detained, interrogated, imprisoned, tortured, and even killed for doing their work. The Department’s objective is to enable human rights defenders …

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FACT SHEET: Georgia Defense and Deterrence Enhancement Initiative

The Georgia Defense and Deterrence Enhancement Initiative (GDDEI) is a new bilateral U.S.-Georgia security cooperation initiative designed to enable further modernization and development of the Georgian Ministry of Defense (MoD) and Georgian Defense Forces (GDF) in support of shared security interests. GDDEI demonstrates the continued commitment of the United States to Georgia and the importance …

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The United States Is Assisting Pacific Island Countries To Respond to COVID-19 (April 22)

The United States Is Assisting Pacific Island Countries To Respond to COVID-19 (April 22)   As the leader in global health and humanitarian response to COVID-19, the United States has acted swiftly to monitor, respond to, and mitigate the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic in Pacific island countries.  The Department of State is closely coordinating with U.S. interagency partners including …

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This Week in Iran Policy (February 29)

This Week in Iran Policy   “The United [States] stands with the Iranian people.  We will continue to their support their voices.  These are people who are desperately eager to be heard in a free and fair election.” – Secretary Pompeo, Remarks, February 25, 2020 OPENING REMARKS BY SECRETARY POMPEO BEFORE THE HOUSE COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN RELATIONS, FEBRUARY …

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