International Day of Persons With Disabilities

Press Statement Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Washington, DC December 3, 2017 The opportunity for everyone in America to enjoy equal rights in political, social, economic, and cultural life is central to our success as a nation. Passage of the landmark Americans with Disabilities Act recognized that persons with disabilities have the same rights as other ...
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Presidential Proclamation — Martin Luther King, Jr., Federal Holiday, 2017

The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release January 13, 2017 Presidential Proclamation — Martin Luther King, Jr., Federal Holiday, 2017 MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR., FEDERAL HOLIDAY, 2017 BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION When the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., shared his dream with the ...
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2016 Trafficking in Persons Report

“If there is a single theme to this year’s Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report, it is the conviction that there is nothing inevitable about trafficking in human beings. That conviction is where the process of change really begins—with the realization that just because a certain abuse has taken place in the past doesn’t mean that ...
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Secretary Kerry: “Today, we honor refugees’ resilience and courage”

Press Statement John Kerry Secretary of State Washington, DC June 20, 2016 Today, we honor refugees’ resilience and courage. We also recognize the tremendous contributions made by local and international non-governmental organizations on the front lines of delivering life-saving assistance. This year’s commemoration comes at a time when brutal conflicts are forcing record numbers of ...
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Statement by the President Obama on World Refugee Day

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary June 20, 2016 Today, on World Refugee Day, we recognize the challenges and hardships that refugees face, honor their courage and resilience in the face of overwhelming obstacles, and celebrate their many valuable contributions to our Nation. This year’s commemoration comes as the UN High Commissioner for ...
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June 20 is World Refugee Day

World Refugee Day, June 20, is a day to honor the nearly 60 million people displaced from their countries by violence and persecution. The United States is the largest single humanitarian donor, providing  billions of dollars per year  to provide millions of the world’s most vulnerable people with life-saving assistance. The  State Department’s Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (PRM)  provides protection, eases suffering, and works to resolve the ...
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