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Joint U.S.-EC Workshop Strengthens Cooperation To Counter Nuclear ...

On May 15-17, the United States and the European Commission co-hosted the 2018 Counter Nuclear Smuggling (CNS) Workshop at the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) in Karlsruhe, Germany.The workshop brought together some 70 experts from 22...Read More

Secretary Pompeo’s Call With African Union Chairperson Moussa ...

The below is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert.On May 18, Secretary Pompeo called African Union Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat to reaffirm the strong partnership between the United States and the African Union. They discussed our mutual inte...Read More

Joint U.S.-EC Workshop Strengthens Cooperation To Counter Nuclear ...

On May 15-17, the United States and the European Commission co-hosted the 2018 Counter Nuclear Smuggling (CNS) Workshop at the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) in Karlsruhe, Germany.The workshop brought together some 70 experts from 22...Read More

Secretary Pompeo’s Call With African Union Chairperson Moussa ...

The below is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert.On May 18, Secretary Pompeo called African Union Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat to reaffirm the strong partnership between the United States and the African Union. They discussed our mutual inte...Read More

Canada Joins the Global Equality Fund

The text of the following joint statement was issued by the Governments of the United States and Canada:

The United States and Canada recognize that protecting and respecting human rights is the responsibility of all governments, and that the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) persons are not different or separate from the human rights of anyone else. Defending the human rights of LGBTI persons is an important part of our foreign policies.

Consistent with its commitment to these values, Canada formally announced it would join the Global Equality Fund as a donor Partner, with its contribution designated specifically to provide emergency assistance to LGBTI persons under threat of violence. The Global Equality Fund, a public-private partnership administered by the United States, is built on its Partners' shared commitment to advancing freedom, equality, and dignity for all.

Through the Global Equality Fund, like-minded governments, foundations, and corporations provide support to civil society organizations working to promote the inclusion of and respect for all persons, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or sex characteristics.

The United States and Canada will continue to work to ensure that all people � including LGBTI people � can live in dignity, freedom, and equality.

Global Equality Fund Partners include the Governments of Argentina, Australia, Canada, Chile, Croatia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Italy, Montenegro, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, the United States of America, and Uruguay, as well as the Arcus Foundation, the John D. Evans Foundation, FRI: the Norwegian LGBT Organization, the MAC AIDS Fund, Deloitte LLP, the Royal Bank of Canada, Hilton Worldwide, Bloomberg L.P., the Human Rights Campaign and Out Leadership.

Source: U.S. Department of State

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