Under Secretary Sewall Travels to Guatemala

Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
July 27, 2016

Under Secretary of State for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights Sarah Sewall will travel to Guatemala July 27-29.

In Guatemala, Under Secretary Sewall will meet with representatives from government, the United Nations International Commission Against Impunity in Guatemala, commonly known by its Spanish acronym, CICIG, and civil society to underscore U.S. support for Guatemalan efforts to ensure justice and accountability, particularly for civil war atrocities and corruption. Under Secretary Sewall will also meet with activists for human rights and women’s rights, indigenous leaders, and victims of recent high-profile, wartime atrocity trials. On July 27, Under Secretary Sewall will tour a forensics lab and take questions from the press.

For further information, please contact Vivek Chilukuri at ChilukuriVR@state.gov. To follow the trip and for more information on the State Department’s work on civilian security, democracy, and human rights, follow Under Secretary Sewall on Twitter (@CivSecatState) or visit 2009-2017.state.gov/j.