Joint Statement on Cuba

MEDIA NOTE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON JULY 26, 2021 The following statement was released by the Governments of Austria, Brazil, Colombia, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Estonia, Guatemala, Greece, Honduras, Israel, Latvia, Lithuania, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Poland, Republic of Korea, Ukraine, and the United States of America. Begin text: We, the Foreign Ministers of Austria, Brazil, Colombia, Croatia, …

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Joint Statement on the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia

May 17, 2021   On the occasion of the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOTB), we express our commitment to equality for all, regardless of their sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or sex characteristics. All human beings should be treated with respect and dignity and should be able to live without fear, no matter who they …

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2020 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices: Estonia

NOTE: The 2020 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices were released on March 30, 2021. The annual reports cover internationally recognized individual, civil, political, and worker rights, as set forth in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international agreements. The U.S. Department of State submits reports on all countries receiving assistance and all United …

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Advancing the Human Rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Intersex Persons Around the World

PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE FEBRUARY 4, 2021 Today, President Biden signed a Presidential Memorandum directing all U.S. government departments and agencies engaged abroad to ensure that U.S. diplomacy and foreign assistance promote and protect the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and intersex (LGBTQI+) persons around the world. The struggle to end violence, discrimination, criminalization, and stigma …

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World Press Freedom Day

World Press Freedom Day   PRESS STATEMENT MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE MAY 2, 2020 On World Press Freedom Day, recognized around the world on May 3, we highlight the critical role of independent media in facilitating the open exchange of information and ideas so vital to free, prosperous, and secure democratic societies. This year, as the world faces the …

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