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Pompeo: ‘The international human rights project is in crisis’

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo called on countries to renew their commitment to protecting the human rights of all people.
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President Trump to the U.N.: ‘We will defeat the virus’

In his address to the United Nations, President Trump proclaimed the world would beat the COVID-19 pandemic and emerge stronger than before.
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U.S. and U.N. stand for universal human rights [video]

On December 10, 1948, the U.N. ratified the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, a document inspired by U.S. principles of democracy.
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Core U.S. values echo in Universal Declaration of Human Rights

On December 10, 1948, the United Nations ratified the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which outlined the rights and freedoms for all humans.
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New U.S. sanctions seek to block Iranian regime’s weapons programs

Iran's regime defies international agreements even as its neighbors advance peace deals. Learn about U.S. efforts to deter the regime's malign behavior.
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Cuba’s ‘outrageous’ bid to join the U.N. Human Rights Council

Cuba wants a seat on the U.N. Human Rights Council. Find out why its government's human rights record makes it such a poor candidate.
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U.S. curbs Iranian regime’s weapons ambitions

The U.S. is seeking to limit the Iranian regime's ability to spread violence, sanctioning its weapons programs and seizing arms headed to fighters.
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U.S. moves to ‘snap back’ U.N. sanctions on Iranian regime

The U.S. is exercising its authority to reimpose U.N. sanctions on the Iranian regime and calling for support in addressing the regime's behavior.
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Iran’s neighbors support extending arms embargo

Iran's neighbors are raising concerns that allowing an arms embargo on the Iranian regime to expire would threaten security in the Middle East.