Congratulations to Michael Posner, Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor

On October 19th, Secretary Clinton held a swearing-in ceremony for Michael Posner, who was sworn in as the Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor. Mike Posner has dedicated his life to fighting for a better world.  He spent over two decades (serving as its President and as Executive Director) at Human Rights First, the non-profit, nonpartisan international human rights organization whose mission is to protect people at risk around the world. He co-founded the Fair Labor Association, an organization that brings together corporations, local leaders, universities, and NGOs to promote corporate accountability for working conditions in the apparel industry. He also co-founded, along with Yahoo! and other stakeholders, the Global Network Initiative, which protects and advances freedom of expression in the Internet, communications and technology sector.

To learn more about Mike Posner’s work, please see here.

For the full text of Secretary Clinton’s remarks, please see here.

The BHRP joins Secretary Clinton in congratulating Mike Posner. His passion for and commitment to being a tireless advocate for the rights of the most vulnerable are an inspiration.