The bureaus and offices reporting to Under Secretary for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights Sarah Sewall contribute to the security of the American people and nations around the world by assisting countries to build more democratic, secure, stable, and just societies.

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.


Boko Haram: The Growing Threat to Schoolgirls in Nigeria and Beyond
May 21, 2014

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Under Secretary Sewall Addresses UN Human Rights Council
March 4, 2014


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