Helping Iranians ‘take back their basic human rights’

With a November 4 deadline approaching, after which a full slate of U.S. sanctions on the Iranian regime will return, U.S. officials met with members of the Iranian diaspora to highlight the plight of 800 prisoners of conscience held by the Iranian government and other human rights abuses by the regime against its own people. ...
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A Chronicle of Iran’s Destructive Activities

This report documents the magnitude of the Islamic Republic’s destructive activities at home and abroad. Many of the activities highlighted have occurred recently, while others date back to the early days of the revolution. As this report makes clear, the one constant is that the Iranian regime will do whatever it takes to maintain its ...
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U.S. Policy Update for Wednesday, 10 August 2016

Today’s topics:  U.S. Women at the Olympics /  Blue energy / U.S. Army ‘Mad Scientist’ program / China human rights / Helping Libya against ISIL U.S. Women at the Olympics 10 August 2016 U.S. women a major force at the Olympics For the second straight Olympics, women athletes outnumber men on the U.S. Olympic team, 292 to 262. In fact, the 2016 Team ...
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U.S. Policy Update for Thursday, 21 April 2016

Today’s topics: Human Rights /Climate Change/Egypt  Climate Change Apr 20, 2016 Presidents Obama, Xi forge ahead on climate The U.S. and China will sign the Paris Agreement on climate change on Earth Day, April 22, the first day that governments are permitted to put their signatures to the landmark accord.The leaders of the world’s two largest economies already are looking ahead: President ...
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On International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

Press Statement John Kerry Secretary of State Washington, DC 25 November 2015 Today we celebrate the many stories of courageous and bold action to end gender-based violence— the nuns helping people escape sex trafficking, the men in Argentina teaching boys in football clubs to treat women with respect, the businesswomen in Detroit raising money to ...
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On the move: Diasporas connect the world

6 October 2015 If the world’s migrants themselves constituted one nation, they would be the fifth largest at more than 232 million. With ties to both their homelands and their new countries, they are a force for global development, cultural understanding and innovation. From October 11 to 17, the State Department is marking Global Diaspora Week to highlight ...
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Trafficking in Persons (TIP)

7 July 2015 Kerry on 2015 Trafficking in Persons Report “[That is] why this TIP Report needs to be read as a call to action. Governments need to strengthen and enforce the laws that they have on the books, and prosecutors must take pride in turning today’s traffickers into tomorrow’s prisoners.The private sector also needs to be a part of this effort by blowing the ...
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Country Reports on Human Rights Practices

Country Reports on Human Rights Practices Secretary Kerry submitted the 2014 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices (commonly known as the Human Rights Reports) to the U.S. Congress. The reports, now in their 39th year, are available at State.gov/humanrightsreports and HumanRights.gov/reports . Mandated by Congress, the Human Rights Reports help inform U.S. government policy and foreign assistance. ...
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Nominate someone to attend a screening of Selma at the U.S. Embassy

We are offering two tickets to attend a screening of Selma at the United States Embassy in London. The film chronicles the tumultuous three-month period in 1965, when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. led a dangerous campaign to secure equal voting rights in the face of violent opposition. The screening will be on 22nd January ...
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