10th Anniversary of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights

PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE JUNE 16, 2021 Share Today marks the tenth anniversary of the unanimous endorsement by the UN Human Rights Council of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs). These principles recognize a three-pronged approach to protecting human rights in the context of business activity: States ...
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Mali National Day Message

United States Department of State Washington, D.C. 20520 Statement by Secretary Pompeo   September 22, 2020 On behalf of the United States Government and the American people, I congratulate the people of Mali on the 60th anniversary of your independence. On this day, we reflect on the aspirations of all Malians for a better future. ...
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International Day of Democracy

Press Statement Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State September 14, 2020 In recognition of the International Day of Democracy on September 15, we reaffirm the right of every citizen to take part in the processes of democratic self-governance. Democracies are accountable to their citizens. They respect the Rule of Law, protect lives and property, and ...
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