Statement from Ambassador Jonathan Henick on Human Rights Day 2023

On December 10, the 75th anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the U.S. Embassy in Uzbekistan honors this landmark document and reaffirms our commitment to the universal protection of human rights around the world. Respect for human rights is the foundation of stable and prosperous societies, and we are proud of our joint efforts with our partners in Uzbekistan to promote and defend these inherent rights. On this day, we recognize the brave journalists, activists, and other members of civil society who are committed to accountability and transparency. We stand ready to work with government and civil society partners towards a future where every citizen’s human rights are universally upheld and respected.