Advancing Freedom and Democracy

The Advancing Freedom and Democracy Report describes efforts by the U.S. Government to support democracy and human rights in nondemocratic countries and countries undergoing democratic transitions worldwide. The U.S. Department of State submits this report in accordance with the ADVANCE Democracy Act of 2007.

The Advancing Freedom and Democracy Report replaced the Supporting Human Rights and Democracy Report (2003-2006). The Supporting Human Rights and Democracy Report complemented the annual Country Reports on Human Rights Practices and detailed U.S. Government actions to encourage respect for human rights. The U.S. Department of State submitted this report in accordance with the Fiscal Year 2003 Foreign Relations Authorization Act.

See also: Human Rights Reports; International Religious Freedom Reports; Trafficking-in-Person Reports; U.S. Treaty Reports; and the Universal Period Review.

For more information on the U.S. Government’s engagement on democracy and human rights, visit the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor homepage.