Ambassador Jones Hosts Visit of Supporters of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum

On May 30 Ambassador Jones hosted a dinner for a delegation led by the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) and representatives from the Polish government and organizations promoting Jewish culture and history.  During their tour of the region, the delegation visited Holocaust memorial sites in Ukraine and Poland, and other historical sites and museums.  The ...
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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on LGBTI Pride Month

Press Statement Mike Pompeo Secretary of State Washington, DC June 1, 2018 The United States joins people around the world in celebrating Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersex (LGBTI) Pride Month, and reaffirms its commitment to protecting and defending the human rights of all, including LGBTI persons. In many parts of the world, LGBTI individuals ...
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International Religious Freedom Report for 2017 – Poland

Executive Summary The constitution provides for freedom of religion and states that religion is a personal choice, and all churches and religious organizations have equal rights. An agreement with the Holy See determines relations with the Roman Catholic Church and grants it privileges not accorded to other religious groups. Statutes adopted because of agreements between ...
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Presidential Proclamation on Days of Remembrance of Victims of the Holocaust, 2018

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary April 11, 2018 Days of Remembrance of Victims of the Holocaust, 2018 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation On Yom HaShoah, or Holocaust Remembrance Day, and during this week of remembrance, we reflect on one of the darkest periods in the history ...
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International Roma Day

Press Statement John J. Sullivan Acting Secretary of State Washington, DC April 6, 2018 On behalf of the United States, I wish all Roma everywhere a happy International Roma Day. On April 8, we celebrate the Romani people, their rich cultural heritage, and worldwide societal contributions. We are proud to recognize the over one million Americans ...
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50th Anniversary of the Assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary April 3, 2018 50th Anniversary of the Assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation Fifty years ago today, on April 4, 1968, the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., was tragically assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee.  Though he was ...
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The U.S. Embassy and POLIN Museum Invite Teachers to Apply for Holocaust Teacher-Training in the U.S.

The U.S. Embassy Warsaw and the Polin Museum have partnered again this year to sponsor Polish secondary teachers to travel to the United States for a Holocaust teacher training program which will take place in the summer of 2018.  For more than a decade, the U.S. Department of State, in cooperation with the Association of ...
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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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