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    2013 International Religious Freedom Report

    On July 28, Secretary Kerry announced the release of the 2013 Report on International Religious Freedom (IRFR), which reports on the current status of religious freedom worldwide and U.S. policies to promote religious freedom around the world.

  • Release of UNESCO “Teaching Respect for All” Educational Guide

    Release of UNESCO “Teaching Respect for All” Educational Guide

    On July 17, 2014, UNESCO announced the successful completion and release of Teaching Respect for All, a set of guidelines and materials for educators to integrate into existing curricula to promote tolerance and respect for all regardless of gender, race, religion, or sexual orientation.

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  • Poverty Point

    Poverty Point Named a World Heritage Site

    On June 22, the World Heritage Committee in Doha inscribed the Monumental Earthworks of Poverty Point on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Located in Louisiana’s Lower Mississippi Valley, Povery Point is an important testament to the richness of Native American culture and heritage.

  • TIP Report

    Trafficking in Persons Report 2014

    The report measures and grades on a tier system the efforts governments are making around the world to crack down on human trafficking. It is estimated that human trafficking affects more than 20 million people worldwide.


  • Media Note on Poverty Point

    The Department of State welcomes the Poverty Point's inscription on the World Heritage List, in recognition of the site’s outstanding universal value.

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