HND’s role as a national advocacy group is to address issues of concern for the Hmong community in the U.S. Since the Hmong Diaspora spans several countries, when international issues affecting Hmong communities occur, HND acts as a link between Hmong Americans in the U.S. and Hmong living elsewhere. HND serves to educate and inform Hmong living in the U.S. regarding international human rights issues affecting Hmong communities abroad and, when appropriate, provide advocacy on behalf of the Hmong American community to protect the rights of their Hmong brothers and sisters in different parts of the world.