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Under Secretary for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights

Our Mission

The Under Secretary for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights, Nathan A. Sales (Acting), leads Department efforts to prevent and counter threats to civilian security. The bureaus and offices reporting to the Under Secretary advance the security of the American people by assisting countries around the world to build more democratic, secure, stable, and just societies.

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Welcome to the new State.gov

Our new design makes it easier to find and learn about the State Department’s programs and services—from passports and visas to learning how U.S. diplomacy benefits the American people.