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05/25/2017 at 21:55. Facebook
Today at U.S. Department of State during the annual U.S.-China Coordination Meeting on #Disability, we had an extended opportunity for sharing and open discussion on experiences in both countries in the areas of inclusive education, employment, accessibility, and rehabilitation.

We appreciate the participation of representatives of many institutions, including the U.S. Department of Labor,...
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Today at US Department of State during the annual USChina Coordination Meeting
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05/25/2017 at 19:05. Facebook
Dr. Gerben DeJong gives a tour of the MedStar National Rehabilitation Network to China Disabled Persons’ Federation Vice President Cheng Kai and his delegation. Together the U.S. and Chinese delegations observed, examined and discussed effective practices. Rehabilitation opens possibilities for persons with #disabilities and offers benefits for all. It’s imperative to continue advances...
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Dr Gerben DeJong gives a tour of the MedStar National Rehabilitation Network
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05/24/2017 at 21:32. Facebook
Montgomery County Public Schools Piney Branch ES shows #disability inclusion in action, as part of U.S. Department of State meeting w/ China Disabled Persons Federation. Access to education is key to life prospects for disabled and non-disabled alike. U.S. and China experts share their approaches as they observe classrooms.
Montgomery County Public Schools Piney Branch ES shows disability inclusion in action
Ussamah Tariq
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05/24/2017 at 15:02. Facebook
Today we welcome a delegation from the China Disabled Persons’ Federation as we begin the third annual U.S.-China Coordination Meeting on #Disability. Thanks to cooperation from Smithsonian, Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Montgomery County Public Schools Piney Branch ES, and MedStar National Rehabilitation Network, the Chinese delegation, led by CDPF Vice...
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Today we welcome a delegation from the China Disabled Persons Federation as
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05/22/2017 at 20:29. Facebook
Today, Ambassador Michael Kozak met with representatives of the Central European University, including administrators and students. The group raised concerns about legislation that threatens the. University's operations in #Hungary and proposed restrictions targeting civil society in the country. Ambassador Kozak reiterated the U.S. government's strong support for academic freedom in Hungary...
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Today Ambassador Michael Kozak met with representatives of the Central European University
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05/22/2017 at 11:29. Facebook
We hope President Rouhani restores the rights of Iranians to freedom of speech, to freedom of organization, so that Iranians can live the life that they deserve: ow.ly/7ylL30bVFOJ #Iran
We hope President Rouhani restores the rights of Iranians to freedom of

From a Press Availability in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on the Reelection of Iranian President Rouhani

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Acting Assistant Secretary for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor Virginia Bennett travels to Vietnam for the 21st session of the U.S. Vietnam Human Rights Dialogue on May 23. The Dialogue will cover a wide range of human rights issues, and the promotion of human rights is a crucial part of U.S. foreign policy and a key aspect of our ongoing dialogue within the U.S.-Vietnam Comprehensive...
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Acting Assistant Secretary for Democracy Human Rights and Labor Virginia Bennett travels

2017 U.S.-Vietnam Human Rights Dialogue

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Gaelynn Lea Music Live at the U.S. Department of State. Thanks for joining us, the program begins around minute 4:00 on the live video.
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Laura Rauscher
Larry Stigsell
Watch live on Facebook today at 12:00 p.m. EST. A performance and presentation by Gaelynn Lea Music!
Watch live on Facebook today at 1200 pm EST A performance and
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Karen Lee
Every day, #LGBTI persons face discrimination or are victims of acts of hate and violence because of their sexual orientation or gender identity. We pay homage to the courageous advocacy efforts carried out by #HumanRights defenders, activists, journalists, and civil society organizations to raise awareness about the issues affecting LGBTI individuals and the violations they face. #IDAHOT
Every day LGBTI persons face discrimination or are victims of acts of

Joint Statement on the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia | U.S. Mission to the OSCE

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#DYK that my performance tomorrow at the U.S. Department of State will be streamed live worldwide on Facebook? ????????♿???????? I hope you can join me!

Tune in here on Friday, May 19th at 12pm Eastern Time:

Full tour schedule here:

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Democracy Challenge 05/18/2017
Tune in tomorrow at 12:00 p.m. EST for a performance and presentation by Gaelynn Lea Music on Facebook Live!
Tune in tomorrow at 1200 pm EST for a performance and presentation
On #IDAHOT, we should never forget that #HumanRights are universal and indivisible. Let's come together to bring an end to discrimination and violence against #LGBTI persons around the world. Organization of American States (OAS)

OAS LGBTI Core Group Statement: International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia

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This new three-part course examines #transparency and takes a look at the ways in which governments, businesses, and individuals can create systems and practices to promote good governance. via Young African Leaders Initiative Network

Course: Responsible Leadership on Transparency & Good Governance - Young African Leaders Initiative Network

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We call on the Iranian government to uphold their own laws and meet their international obligations that guarantee freedoms of expression, opinion, religion or belief, association, and peaceful assembly for all in Iran.
We call on the Iranian government to uphold their own laws and

Nine Year Imprisonment of Bahai Leaders in Iran

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On 7-10 September, 2017, Yekaterinburg, one of the major Russian cities on the borderline between Europe and Asia, with the population of 1.5 million people, will host the First World Congress for Persons with Disabilities.
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The First World Congress for Persons With Disabilities | Russia-Yekaterinburg 2017

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Join us on May 19th at 12:00 p.m. EST for a performance and presentation by Gaelynn Lea Music on Facebook Live!
Join us on May 19th at 1200 pm EST for a performance
Persons with albinism, like other persons with disabilities, face societal discrimination, including limited employment opportunities, lack of access to education, and being ostracized from communities and families.

The U.S. Department of State works with governments and civil society organizations to promote advocacy efforts, engage and train the justice sector, and support coalition...
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Persons with albinism like other persons with disabilities face societal discrim

The Hunted

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