Democracy In Focus – Elections
"…I am convinced that ultimately government of the people, by the people, and for the people is more likely to bring about the stability, prosperity, and individual opportunity that serve as a basis for peace in our world.
Around the globe, people are making their voices heard, insisting on their innate dignity, and the right to determine their future." - President Obama’s Remarks to the UN General Assembly
Freedom of Expression
"True democracy demands that citizens cannot be thrown in jail because of what they believe, and that businesses can be opened without paying a bribe. It depends on the freedom of citizens to speak their minds and assemble without fear, and on the rule of law and due process that guarantees the rights of all people."
Test – Secretary Kerry Chairs Human Trafficking Task Force Meeting – Friday, May 17, 9:45 a.m. ET
Spokesperson Psaki on Massacre in Al-Bayda
The United States is appalled by horrific reports that more than 100 people were killed May 2 in gruesome attacks on the coastal town of al-Bayda, Syria...We call on all responsible actors in Syria to speak out against the perpetration of unlawful killings against any group, regardless of faith or ethnicity. Those responsible for serious violations of international humanitarian law and serious violations and abuses of human rights law must be held accountable.