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Human Rights

Democracy and Human Rights

Eleanor Roosevelt holding the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (United Nations Photo)

Eleanor Roosevelt holding the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (United Nations Photo)

Promoting freedom and democracy and protecting human rights around the world are central to U.S. foreign policy. The United States uses a wide range of tools to advance a freedom agenda, including bilateral diplomacy, multilateral engagement, foreign assistance, reporting and public outreach, and economic sanctions.

The United States is committed to working with democratic partners, international and regional organizations, non-governmental organizations, and engaged citizens to support those seeking freedom.