Human Rights at the Heart of Foreign Policy

Secretary Blinken: The Biden-Harris Administration is committed to putting human rights back at the heart of our foreign policy. People everywhere should be free to express their beliefs, hold opinions without interference, to seek, receive, and share information and ideas.
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Under the leadership of the President and Secretary of State, the U.S. Department of State leads America’s foreign policy through diplomacy, advocacy, and assistance by advancing the interests of the American people, their safety and economic prosperity. On behalf of the American people we promote and demonstrate democratic values and advance a free, peaceful, and prosperous world.

The Secretary of State, appointed by the President with the advice and consent of the Senate, is the President’s chief foreign affairs adviser. The Secretary carries out the President’s foreign policies through the State Department, which includes the Foreign Service, Civil Service and U.S. Agency for International Development.

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