Strengthening civil society and democracy is at the heart of our foreign policy. Particularly through the Stand with Civil Society agenda, President Obama has significantly expanded the Administration’s efforts to support, defend, and sustain the work of civil society worldwide. From transforming the Community of Democracies, to creating the State Department’s Global Philanthropy Working Group, to pioneering the LEND Network to connect leaders in new democracies, SACSED (the Office of the Senior Advisor for Civil Society and Emerging Democracies) has been a catalyst for innovation and mobilized a remarkable coalition of partners. More»

Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor

Secretary's Office of Global Partnerships