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Foreign Relations of the United States, 1977–1980, Volume II, Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs

Editor:
Kristin Ahlberg
General Editor:
Adam M. Howard

United States Government Printing Office
Washington
2013

Department of State
Office of the Historian
Bureau of Public Affairs



Overview

This volume is part of a Foreign Relations subseries that documents the most important issues in the foreign policy of the administration of Jimmy Carter. It illustrates the Carter administration’s efforts to define and implement a broad-based human rights policy, including the establishment of the Bureau of Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs within the Department of State, the creation of human rights coordinating and review groups, issuance of a Presidential Directive on human rights, institutionalization and standardization of human rights reporting, and pursuit of human rights within the United Nations and other multilateral venues. The volume also documents steps undertaken by the Carter administration to fight hunger, launch a global health initiative, and advocate for women’s rights.

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