Joint Statement on Baltic Pride

August 6, 2021 The United States Embassies in Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania are proud to celebrate Baltic Pride 2021 with LGBTQI+ communities across the region. Pride is about equality, respect, justice, courage, and above all, love. It is a time to celebrate, but also a time to recommit ourselves to building a safer, more inclusive …

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2021 Trafficking in Persons Report: Estonia

ESTONIA: Tier 1 The Government of Estonia fully meets the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking. The government continued to demonstrate serious and sustained efforts during the reporting period, considering the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, if any, on its anti-trafficking capacity; therefore Estonia remained on Tier 1. These efforts included investigating and prosecuting …

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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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Press Release: USAID Deputy Administrator’s Visit to Estonia Highlights Development Cooperation

For immediate release. October 22, 2020.   On October 20 and 21, USAID Deputy Administrator Bonnie Glick visited Estonia to meet with Estonian government officials and private-sector technology companies to discuss U.S.- Estonia relations, opportunities for increased development cooperation in third countries, countering malign Kremlin influence, and USAID’s efforts to advance European and Eurasian countries …

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Annual Observance of International Women’s Day

Press Statement Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Washington, DC March 8, 2018 As we commemorate International Women’s Day on March 8th, the United States renews our steadfast commitment to addressing inequalities between women and men at home and abroad and reaffirms the importance of advancing the status of women and girls globally. We will …

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