Summary: S.Res.540 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)All Information (Except Text)

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Passed Senate without amendment (12/03/2014)

(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

Supports the goals of the International Day of Democracy.

Recognizes the importance of civil society to the healthy development of nations.

Reaffirms the commitment of the United States to the protection and advancement of democracy throughout the world.

Condemns the use of restrictions, coercion, threats, or force to impede the activities of civil society organizations.

Recognizes the important role diplomacy plays in defending global civil society and creating new openings for civic space.