Under Secretary of State for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights Uzra Zeya will travel to Italy, Vatican City, and Poland September 26-October 2, 2023. During her visit to Italy and Vatican City, she will meet with senior government officials and civil society organizations to deepen coordination on combating human trafficking; promoting safe, orderly, and humane migration management and access to protection; and addressing the global synthetic drug threat.
In Rome and Vatican City, the Under Secretary will meet with senior Italian and Vatican officials and civil society on shared efforts to address global human rights challenges. In Palermo, she will lead a U.S. delegation from the Department of State, Department of Justice, and Department of Homeland Security at the Palermo Convention Ministerial Conference. This event celebrates the 20th anniversary of the UN Convention against Transnational Organized Crime.
Finally, in Poland, Under Secretary Zeya will deliver the U.S. opening statement at the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Chair’s 2023 Warsaw Human Dimension Conference. She will highlight the OSCE’s work across the region and will join Allies and partners in condemning Russia’s aggression against Ukraine, in violation of the UN Charter and against Helsinki Final Act principles. The Under Secretary will also meet with senior Government of Poland officials and members of civil society from OSCE participating States.
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