Washington, DC - On this International Day of Democracy, we reflect on our nation’s unwavering commitment to the unalienable rights that create the foundation of our democracy.  In the United States, those rights are defined by respect for individual liberty and human dignity.  A vibrant, diverse, and independent civil society is the cornerstone of ensuring these fundamental freedoms.  Public space for exercise of unalienable rights is critical to the contributions civil society makes to help ensure strong democratic institutions, protect human rights and fundamental freedoms, combat corruption, and foster transparency.

Washington, DC - Over the past two weeks, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross traveled to Greece and Turkey to discuss the United States’ economic relationships with these nations as well as the best route to strengthening their commercial partnerships with the U.S.

Washington, DC - Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo: "On behalf of the people of the United States of America, I extend my congratulations to the Nicaraguan people as you celebrate your nation’s 198th anniversary of independence.

Washington, DC - Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo: "On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, I extend congratulations to the people of El Salvador as you celebrate the 198th anniversary of your independence.

Washington, DC - Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo: "On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, I offer my congratulations to the Guatemalan people as you celebrate your nation’s 198th anniversary of independence.

Washington, DC - Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo: "On behalf of the people of the United States of America, I extend congratulations to the citizens of Costa Rica as you celebrate the 198th anniversary of your nation’s independence.