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 2015, Tunisia made a moderate advancement in efforts to eliminate the worst forms of child labor. The Government adopted and began implementation of the Child Labor National Action Plan (2015-2020), participated in the Global Research Project on Child Labor Measurement and Policy Development, and engaged in discussions about conducting a national child labor survey. However, children in Tunisia are engaged in child labor, including in street work, and in the worst forms of child labor, including in domestic work as a result of human trafficking. The number of children dropping out of school, which may make them vulnerable to child labor, remains high. The law’s minimum age protections do not apply to children who are engaged in work in the informal sector, and the Government has not enacted a law prohibiting child trafficking.
- Human Rights Report 2017
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
No one should have to live in fear, worship in secret, or face discrimination because of his or her beliefs. As President Trump has said, we look forward to a day when, quote, “people of all faiths, Christians and Muslims and Jewish and Hindu, can follow their hearts and worship according to their conscience,” end quote. Rex W. Tillerson, Secretary of State
- Trafficking in Persons Report
“Human trafficking is one of the most tragic human rights issues of our time. It splinters families, distorts global markets, undermines the rule of law, and spurs other transnational criminal activity. It threatens public safety and national security.
“But worst of all, the crime robs human beings of their freedom and their dignity. That’s why we must pursue an end to the scourge of human trafficking.
“Today we take another key step towards that goal. The 2017 Trafficking in Persons Report highlights the successes achieved and the remaining challenges before us on this important global issue.” – Rex W. Tillerson, Secretary of State