U.S., Denmark and 27 Nations Co-sign Joint Statement on Internet Shutdowns in Belarus

The text of the following statement was released by the Governments of the United States of America, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Japan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and Ukraine. Begin Text: We, the …

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Ambassador Sands’ remarks at the 2020 Independence Day Celebrations

Excellencies, Ministers, distinguished colleagues, and friends – welcome. Thank you for joining me on this beautiful afternoon to celebrate American independence and the birth of our great democracy, which turns 244 years old this year. This occasion gives us the opportunity to honor the strong and historic alliance between the United States and the Kingdom …

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Secretary Michael R. Pompeo With Johannes Langkilde of DR1

INTERVIEW MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE COPENHAGEN, DENMARK U.S. CHIEF OF MISSION RESIDENCE JULY 22, 2020 You can watch the interview on DR.DK   QUESTION:  Mr. Secretary, welcome to Denmark.  I hope that you are enjoying our country. SECRETARY POMPEO:  It’s been a great visit, Johannes.  Thanks for having me. QUESTION:  Great to hear that.  We have limited time, sir, so …

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Secretary Michael R. Pompeo at a Press Availability with Danish Foreign Minister Jeppe Kofod

REMARKS TO THE PRESS MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS COPENHAGEN, DENMARK JULY 22, 2020 FOREIGN MINISTER KOFOD:  Welcome, Secretary Pompeo, Mike.  Let me start by welcoming you to Denmark.  High-level visits these days are rare due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, and your decision to prioritize to come to official visit here to Denmark underscores the …

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Statement from the U.S. Embassy on the situation in the U.S. following the death of George Floyd

As President Trump has stated, ‘the death of George Floyd was a grave tragedy and should never have happened. It has filled Americans all over the country with horror, anger, and grief.’ Our Department of Justice has made clear that accountability for his death is being addressed through the regular process of our criminal justice …

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Secretary Pompeo’s Human Rights Day Statement.

In English Hello, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo here. 71 years ago today, the United Nations adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. That document identified common rights and freedoms to which all peopleare entitled.  Today we mark that landmark achievement with International Human Rights Day. America’s founders knew that unalienable rights ‒ human rights …

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Remarks by Ambassador Sands at the 2019 Independence Day celebrations on June 20.

Your excellencies, ministers, ladies and gentlemen, friends and colleagues, welcome to Rydhave and happy Independence Day. Thank you for joining us to honor the day our forefathers pledged their sacred honor to the founding of the United States and the idea that liberty is man’s highest calling. First, I would like to say to our …

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Ambassador Sands’ remarks at the 2018 Pride Reception

Good afternoon, everyone, and welcome. I’m joined here by my fellow hosts – the Ambassador of Australia, the Charge d’Affaires from Canada, and the Deputy Head of Mission of the UK, because we all share a common goal: to advance the equal rights and human rights of LGBTI persons. And I know we share that …

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Statement by U.S. Ambassador to the Kingdom of Denmark Carla Sands and The Embassy of the United States of America

Statement by U.S. Ambassador to the Kingdom of Denmark Carla Sands and The Embassy of the United States of America August 8, 2018 We are disappointed to learn that some members of local lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) organizations have declined to attend the Pride reception hosted by the embassies of the United …

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National Religious Freedom Day 2018

Since 1993, the President of the United States has proclaimed January 16 as National Religious Freedom Day, commemorating the Virginia General Assembly‘s adoption of Thomas Jefferson‘s landmark Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom on January 16, 1786. The idea of Freedom of Religion is enshrined in Article 18 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which …

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Let’s end Human Trafficking

Human trafficking is an assault on human dignity and should be penalized accordingly. No government can hold human traffickers accountable or address the needs of victims without stringent and comprehensive human trafficking laws, strong law enforcement, prosecutorial capacity funded with adequate resources, and an informed judiciary. 

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Danish students help with counter-radicalization

The U.S. Embassy organized a workshop on counter-radicalization for approximately 90 young Danish pupils in the age of 15-20 at the Youth Folkemøde. The intention of the workshop was to open a dialogue on violent extremism and radicalization with the participants and discuss what initiatives can be taken to prevent these unfortunately very relevant and …

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Gender Equality: It should be the norm – but it isn’t

Gender Equality Panel Discussion at the Youth Folkemøde The embassy had the pleasure of participating in a panel discussion about gender equality. The U.S government is a strong supporter of empowering women’s rights in the political, economic and social realms of their countries. The panel was moderated by Deputy Chief of Mission Laura Lochman and the panelists included Ambassador Rufus Gifford , Natasha Joof …

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Celebrating Faroese Ólavsøka and Pride

In the last week of July, Ambassador Gifford, Dr. Stephen DeVincent, and embassy staff went to the Faroe Islands. The visit had many aspects including strengthening business ties, being the unique nature and ecosystem that exists in the Faroe Islands. But the two biggest items on the agenda were 1)participating in the Faroese Pride Celebrations …

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A look at human rights around the world

It will come as no surprise that basic human rights are not respected in many countries around the world. Every year, U.S. Embassies around the world work closely with host country NGOs and governments to take stock of the human rights situation in that country. The findings are released in an annual report. Each country has …

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Women Deliver in Copenhagen

Women Deliver Conference In mid-May Copenhagen was host city to the Women Deliver Conference . It was the world’s largest global conference on the health, rights, and well being of girls and women in the last decade. The Embassy and several parts of the U.S. Government participated in the conference, which focused on women’s rights, inclusion of women …

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