Trafficking in Persons Report 2020

June 25, 2020 Secretary Pompeo, joined by Ivanka Trump and Ambassador John Cotton Richmond, unveiled the 2020 Trafficking in Persons Report and honored TIP Report Heroes on June 25 at the State Department. The report assesses government efforts around the world to end human trafficking. This year’s TIP Report celebrates 20 years of progress and …

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Continuing U.S. Leadership in the Global COVID-19 Response Through Additional U.S. Foreign Assistance

PRESS STATEMENT MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE APRIL 8, 2020 Thanks to the unmatched generosity of the American people and the efforts of the U.S. Government, the United States has continued to lead the world’s public health and humanitarian response to the COVID-19 pandemic. We are building on that leadership, with another $225 million in health, humanitarian, and economic assistance …

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Secretary Pompeo’s Statement on the Anniversary of Pope Francis’s Election

March 13, 2020 On behalf of the U.S. Department of State, I congratulate His Holiness Pope Francis upon the seventh anniversary of his election to the papacy. The United States and the Holy See have enjoyed many years of friendship and close cooperation in advancing human dignity around the world. I look forward to continuing …

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Freedom First in 2020

Freedom First in 2020 Press Statement Mcihael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State January 11, 2020 President Trump has proclaimed January as National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. Global estimates indicate that as many as 24.9 million people – adults and children – are victims of human trafficking. Traffickers deprive their victims of the ability …

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Secretary Pompeo’s Statement on International Religious Freedom Day

Secretary Pompeo’s Statement on International Religious Freedom Day Press Statement October 27, 2019 Freedom of religion is a cherished American value and a fundamental freedom. The Founding Fathers understood religious freedom not as the state’s creation, but as the unalienable birthright of human beings. Today, we commemorate the 21st anniversary of the 1998 International Religious …

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Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting with the Orthodox Church of Ukraine’s Metropolitan Epiphaniy

Secretary Michael R. Pompeo’s Meeting with the Orthodox Church of Ukraine’s Metropolitan Epiphaniy Readout OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON October 23, 2019 The below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus:‎ Secretary Michael R. Pompeo met today with His Beatitude Metropolitan Epiphaniy of Kyiv and All Ukraine, Primate of the Autocephalous Orthodox Church of Ukraine. Secretary Pompeo …

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Secretary Pompeo’s Opening Remarks at First Meeting of Commission on Unalienable Rights

Remarks at First Meeting of Commission on Unalienable Rights SPEECH MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE October 23, 2019 Good afternoon, everyone. I first want to thank Dr. Peter Berkowitz and my friend and mentor, Ambassador Mary Ann Glendon, for their leadership of the Commission, and all their hard work. You’ll hear from both of …

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Statement by Secretary Pompeo on Imposing Visa Restrictions on Chinese Officials for Repression in Xinjiang

U.S. Department of State Imposes Visa Restrictions on Chinese Officials for Repression in Xinjiang PRESS STATEMENT MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE October 8, 2019 The Chinese government has instituted a highly repressive campaign against Uighurs, ethnic Kazakhs, Kyrgyz, and other members of Muslim minority groups in the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region (Xinjiang) that includes …

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Remarks by Secretary Pompeo at the Holy See Symposium on Working with Faith-Based Organizations: “Human Dignity and Faith in Free Societies”

Old Synod Hall, Apostolic Palace October 2, 2019 Vatican City Thank you, Ambassador Gingrich. Archbishop Gallagher, it’s great to be with you again. You brought the lamp over just a little bit closer. You always bring a little more light into my world. So thank you. Thank you for that. Your Excellencies, members of the …

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Secretary Pompeo, Archbishop Gallagher to Launch U.S.-Vatican Symposium on Faith-Based Organizations

PRESS RELEASE September 28, 2019 For immediate release Secretary Pompeo, Archbishop Gallagher to Launch U.S.-Vatican Symposium on Faith-Based Organizations VATICAN CITY (September 28, 2019) – Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will join Holy See Secretary for Relations with States Archbishop Paul Gallagher on October 2, 2019, at a symposium in the Old Synod Hall in …

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World Humanitarian Day Message From Secretary Pompeo

World Humanitarian Day PRESS STATEMENT MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE AUGUST 19, 2019 Today, on World Humanitarian Day, we recognize the tireless efforts of humanitarian workers, who every day risk their personal safety on behalf of people whose lives are disrupted when crises hit. We applaud the commitment of humanitarian aid workers who persist …

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Statement from U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo on the Occasion of Ramadan

Press Statement Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State Washington, DC May 5, 2019 On behalf of the U.S. Department of State, I extend best wishes to Muslim communities at home and abroad for a blessed Ramadan. For many Muslims, this month is an occasion to focus on spiritual rejuvenation, kindness and resilience, compassion for those …

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Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2018

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo released the U.S. Department of State’s 43rd annual “Country Reports on Human Rights Practices” (Human Rights Reports) on Wednesday, March 13. The Human Rights Reports cover internationally recognized individual, civil, political, and worker rights in 200 countries and territories, through information from U.S. embassies and consulates abroad, foreign government …

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Sister Orla Treacy Receives 2019 International Women of Courage Award

March 7, 2019 Now in its 13th year, the Secretary of State’s International Women of Courage (IWOC) Award recognizes women around the globe who have demonstrated exceptional courage and leadership in advocating for peace, justice, human rights, gender equality, and women’s empowerment, often at great personal risk and sacrifice.  Since the inception of this award …

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Pompeo: Restoring the Role of the Nation-State in the Liberal International Order

Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State German Marshall Fund Brussels, Belgium December 4, 2018 SECRETARY POMPEO: Thank you, Ian, for the kind introduction. Good morning to all of you; thank you for joining me here today. It’s wonderful to be in this beautiful place, to get a chance to make a set of remarks about the …

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