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September 13, 2019

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  • September 15, 2019

    International Day of Democracy

    On this International Day of Democracy, we reflect on our nation’s unwavering commitment to the unalienable rights that create the foundation of our democracy.

  • September 13, 2019

    Public Designation of Kale Kayihura

    These actions against Kale Kayihura underscore our concern with human rights violations and abuses in Uganda, as well as our support for accountability for those who engage in such violations and abuses.

  • September 12, 2019

    Elie Wiesel Genocide and Atrocities Prevention Act

    Preventing human rights violations and abuses, including atrocities, is fundamental to American values and the diplomatic efforts undertaken by the Department of State around the world. We are pleased to continue the U.S. global leadership on this issue.

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Mike Pompeo was sworn in as the 70th U.S. Secretary of State on April 26, 2018. The Secretary of State, appointed by the President with the advice and consent of the Senate, is the President's chief foreign affairs adviser. The Secretary carries out the President's foreign policies through the State Department, which includes the Foreign Service, Civil Service and U.S. Agency for International Development.

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