Taking Steps to Impose Visa Restrictions on Individuals Involved in Undermining the Democratic Election Process in Bangladesh

The Department of State is taking steps to impose visa restrictions on Bangladeshi individuals responsible for, or complicit in, undermining the democratic election process in Bangladesh. Read More»

United States Announces $116 Million in Humanitarian Assistance to People in Burma, Bangladesh, and the Region

The United States will provide more than $116 million in additional humanitarian assistance to support vulnerable populations in Burma, Bangladesh, and the region, including more than $74 million to support Rohingya refugees and their host communities. Read More»

Statement on the Sixth Anniversary of the Rohingya Genocide

Today marks six years since the Burma military’s brutal campaign of violence, rape, and murder against Rohingya men, women, and children. Read More»

Under Secretary for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights Visits Bangladesh to Demonstrate Continued Support for U.S.-Bangladesh Partnership

Under Secretary for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights Uzra Zeya and a delegation of senior U.S. government officials from the Department of State, including Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of South and Central Asia Donald Lu, traveled to Dhaka and Cox’s Bazar July 11-14 to meet with senior government officials, civil society members, Rohingya ... Read More»

Assistant Secretary Donald Lu’s Interview with Channel i Tritiyo Matra’s Zillur Rahman

Welcome to the show. Just about three hours ago your Secretary of State Mr. Antony Blinken announced a new visa policy to promote democratic actions in Bangladesh. Read More»

Honoring Human Rights Day: A Shared Responsibility to Protect Universal Freedoms

Seventy-four years ago, on the heels of the most destructive war in the history of the world, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) and cemented a core principle:  human rights are universal.  People of every nationality, race, gender, disability, religion, and age are entitled to these rights.  All ... Read More»

Marking Five Years Since the Genocide in Burma

Five years ago, Burma’s military launched a brutal campaign against Rohingya – razing villages, raping, torturing, and perpetrating large-scale violence that killed thousands of Rohingya men, women, and children. Read More»

The United States Promotes Accountability for Human Rights Violations and Abuses

We are determined to put human rights at the center of our foreign policy, and we reaffirm this commitment by using appropriate tools and authorities to draw attention to and promote accountability for human rights violations and abuses, no matter where they occur. Read More»

Burmese Military Arrests of Civilian Government Leaders

The United States expresses grave concern and alarm regarding reports that the Burmese military has detained multiple civilian government leaders, including State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi, and civil society leaders. Read More»

Secretary Michael R. Pompeo At a Press Availability

On behalf of the United States, I want to extend our deepest condolences to all those who were affected by the massive explosion at the port of Beirut yesterday. Read More»
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