2017 Madagascar Human Rights Report

Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2017 Full Report English  (PDF 185K) French  (PDF 714K) Malagasy  (PDF 641K) Madagascar is a semipresidential democratic republic with a popularly elected president, a bicameral legislature (Senate and National Assembly), prime minister, and cabinet. The current president and National Assembly were elected in 2013, the first national elections after the 2009 ...
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LGBTI Pride Flag Unveiling

Ambassador Robert T. Yamate Remarks   June 15, 2017 Colleagues and friends: Thank you for gathering here today to mark the unveiling of the LGBTI Pride Flag. Every June, the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender and Intersex Pride Month is celebrated to honor the 1969 Stonewall riots in Manhattan that marked a turning point in ...
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2016 Madagascar Human Rights Report

Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2016 Full Report English  (PDF 194K) French  (PDF 556K) Malagasy Secretary’s Preface Promoting human rights and democratic governance is a core element of U.S. foreign policy. These values form an essential foundation of stable, secure, and functioning societies. Standing up for human rights and democracy is not just a moral imperative ...
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Remarks by U.S. AMBASSADOR ROBERT T. YAMATE in the occasion of the Raising of the LGBTI Pride Flag

Antananarivo – June 13, 2016 : Colleagues, family members, and friends: Thank you for gathering here today to mark the raising of the LGBTI Pride Flag.  This is the second year in a row that the flag will fly in front of the Embassy, and it is of special significance today. Today, we grieve yesterday’s brutal ...
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