Official Reports

To achieve our mission, we work together, along with other U.S. Government agencies and foreign partners, to prevent and respond to conflict, promote peace and genuine stability, strengthen and develop the rule of law, achieve accountability for atrocities, counter terrorism and violent extremism, build democratic institutions, deepen respect for universal human rights, strengthen civilian protection and security, and advance the United States’ humanitarian policies, practices, and programs around the world. (State Department)

  • Advancing Freedom and Democracy Report

    The Advancing Freedom and Democracy Report describes efforts by the U.S. Government to support democracy and human rights in nondemocratic countries and countries undergoing democratic transitions worldwide. The U.S. Department of State submits this report in accordance with the ADVANCE Democracy Act of 2007.

  • Country Reports on Terrorism

    U.S. law requires the Secretary of State to provide Congress, by April 30 of each year, a full and complete report on terrorism with regard to those countries and groups meeting criteria set forth in the legislation. This annual report is entitled Country Reports on Terrorism. Beginning with the report for 2004, it replaced the previously published Patterns of Global Terrorism.

  • Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor (PDF 140 KB)

    In 2017, Tunisia made a significant advancement in efforts to eliminate the worst forms of child labor. The government passed the Law on Specific Measures for the Consecration of the Obligation of Access to Initial Vocational Training that obligates children who have dropped out of school to attend vocational training and imposes monetary penalties on their non-cooperative guardians. As part of its Child Labor National Action Plan, the government conducted a national child labor survey and released preliminary results, which indicated that nearly 8 percent of all children engaged in child labor, roughly 63 percent of whom were engaged in hazardous work.

  • Human Rights Report 2018

    The annual Country Reports on Human Rights Practices – the Human Rights Reports – cover internationally recognized individual, civil, political, and worker rights, as set forth in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international agreements. The U.S. Department of State submits reports on all countries receiving assistance and all United Nations member states to the U.S. Congress in accordance with the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 and the Trade Act of 1974.

  • International Religious Freedom Report

    The annual Report to Congress on International Religious Freedom, also known as the International Religious Freedom Report, describes the status of religious freedom, government policies violating religious belief and practices of groups, religious denominations and individuals, and U.S. policies promoting religious freedom.

  • Trafficking in Persons Report

    The Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report is the U.S. Government’s principal diplomatic tool to engage foreign governments on human trafficking. It is also the world’s most comprehensive resource of governmental anti-trafficking efforts and reflects the U.S. Government’s commitment to global leadership on this key human rights and law enforcement issue.