Under Secretary of State for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights

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United States
Under Secretary of State
for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights
U.S. Department of State official seal.svg
Seal of the United States Department of State
Incumbent
Vacant

since January 20, 2017
Nominator President of the United States
Inaugural holder Maria Otero
Formation 2012
Website Official Website

The Under Secretary for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights is a position within the U.S. Department of State that leads the State Department's efforts to prevent and counter threats to civilian security.[1] The Under Secretary oversees the Bureau of Counterterrorism, the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, the Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations, the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration, the Office of Global Criminal Justice, and the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons.

Previously known as the Under Secretary for Democracy and Global Affairs, the position was renamed in 2012, during the Obama administration.[2]

List of Under Secretaries of State for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights[edit]

Name Assumed Office Left Office President(s) served under
Maria Otero January 17, 2012 February 4, 2013 Barack Obama
Sarah Sewall February 20, 2014 January 20, 2017

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Under Secretary for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights". www.state.gov.
  2. ^ "State Dept creates super office for "civilian security"".