Human Rights Day

Press Statement Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State Washington, DC December 10, 2018 Seventy years ago, the UN General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Emerging from a world war that shocked humanity with its cruelty, the sovereign nations of the world united to specify those rights that are inherent to all persons, ...
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Release of the Report on Human Rights Abuses and Censorship in North Korea

Press Statement Robert Palladino Deputy Spokesperson Washington, DC December 10, 2018 Today, in commemoration of International Human Rights Day and as part of our continued efforts to promote accountability for North Korean officials, we are releasing our report, which identifies three individuals and three groups as responsible for serious human rights abuses or censorship. In ...
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Presidential Proclamation on Human Rights Day, Bill of Rights Day, and Human Rights Week, 2018

December 7, 2018 Our Nation was founded on the idea that our Creator endows each individual with certain unalienable rights.  In the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson identified life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness as among these fundamental human rights.  Our Nation has enshrined these and other rights, which Americans continue to enjoy today, ...
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Secretary Tillerson’s Statement On International Human Rights Day

Sixty-nine years ago today, in the aftermath of World War II, the UN General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights to recognize and elevate the inherent dignity and equal and inalienable rights of all individuals, and that these rights are the foundation of freedom, justice, and peace in the world. For those who ...
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12/10/16 – Secretary Kerry’s Remarks: Human Rights Day

Press Statement John Kerry Secretary of State Washington, DC December 10, 2016 : The United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights 68 years ago today to recognize and elevate the inherent dignity and inalienable rights of all individuals. On this International Human Rights Day, we recommit ourselves to upholding universal respect ...
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12/09/16 – Remarks by Ambassador Power at a UNSC Briefing on the Situation in the DPRK

Remarks Ambassador Samantha Power U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations U.S. Mission to the United Nations New York City December 9, 2016 :  AS DELIVERED Thank you, Mr. President, and thanks to all Council members who supported the holding of this session in order to address a grave crisis. Thanks to Deputy Secretary-General Eliasson, ...
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November 5, 2015 (Photo)

Robert Ogburn, Minister-Counselor for Public Affairs (3rd from left) hosts the Embassy Youth Forum on “Education, Exchanges, and Women” with Evan Ryan, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, U.S. Department of State (3rd from right) and four student panelists at the Embassy’s American Center Korea.
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