Russia has long conducted such “false flag” operations to portray itself or its partners as victims, evade responsibility, sow confusion and create a pretext for war.
Readout of President Biden’s Video Call with European Leaders on Russia and Ukraine
President Biden held a secure video call with European leaders today. They reiterated their continued concern about the Russian military build-up on Ukraine’s borders and expressed their support for Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.
The Stakes of Russian Aggression for Ukraine and Beyond
So far, our readiness to engage in good faith has been rebuffed, because in truth this crisis is not primarily about weapons or military bases. It’s about the sovereignty and self-determination of Ukraine and all states. And at its core, it’s about Russia’s rejection of a post-Cold War Europe that is whole, free, and at ...
Statement from Press Secretary Jen Psaki on Russian Aggression Towards Ukraine
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Secretary Blinken to Deliver a Speech on the Crisis in Ukraine
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Deputy Secretary Sherman’s Call with French, German, Italian and UK Counterparts
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Joint Statement of the Five Nuclear-Weapon States on Preventing Nuclear War and Avoiding Arms Races
We affirm that a nuclear war cannot be won and must never be fought. As nuclear use would have far-reaching consequences, we also affirm that nuclear weapons—for as long as they continue to exist—should serve defensive purposes, deter aggression, and prevent war. We believe strongly that the further spread of such weapons must be prevented.
Secretary Blinken’s Call with French, German, and UK Foreign Ministers
They discussed the importance of continued coordination to deter any further Russian aggression against Ukraine and affirmed the consensus among Allies and partners to impose massive consequences and severe costs on Russia for such actions.
Statement on the 33rd Anniversary of the Bombing of Pan Am Flight 103
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G7 Foreign Ministers’ Statement on Hong Kong Legislative Council Elections
We, the G7 Foreign Ministers of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States of America and the High Representative of the European Union, noting the outcome of the Legislative Council elections in Hong Kong which took place on 19 December 2021, express our grave concern over the erosion of democratic ...
Renewed U.S. Leadership in Glasgow Raises Ambition to Tackle Climate Crisis
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Chair’s Statement by U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken following the COVID-19 Ministerial
COVID-19 has left more than 5 million dead and disrupted the health and well-being of many millions more. It is still today ravaging the global economy and local livelihoods, disrupting global supply chains, and constraining global mobility, threatening peace and stability.
U.S.-China Joint Glasgow Declaration on Enhancing Climate Action in the 2020s
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2020 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Addenda on Reproductive Rights
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Launching the First Movers Coalition at the 2021 UN Climate Change Conference
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U.S. Announcements on World Leaders Summit Forest and Land Use Event
The United States is taking ambitious action to conserve and restore natural ecosystems at home, through partnerships among federal government agencies, states, tribes, nongovernmental organizations, and private landowners. U.S. Announcements on World Leaders Summit Forest and Land Use Event Fact Sheet Office of the Spokesperson November 3, 2021 On November 2, 2021, world leaders gathered ...
Remarks by President Biden in Press Conference
And I want to thank the United Kingdom and Prime Minister Johnson for hosting us — hosting the world at a critical moment, as well as — I met with Prince Charles, who’s put together a very significant operation over the last six, seven years of trying to bring in the private sector into — ...
President Biden, EC President Von Der Leyen, PM Johnson Announce Commitment To Addressing Climate Cr
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Remarks by President Biden in Meeting on the Build Back Better World Initiative
The Build Back Better World infrastructure initiative is going to show that we can grow our economies, fight climate change, and leave a better, cleaner, more livable planet for our children. Let’s get to work. Remarks by President Biden in Meeting on the Build Back Better World Initiative The White House Speeches & Remarks November ...
Background Press Call by Senior Administration Officials Previewing Day Two of COP26
So, today, the President spoke at the COP26 and called on leaders from more than 100 countries to raise our ambition to tackle the climate crisis. As you all heard in his remarks, he knows the world is falling short right now, and Glasgow must be the kickoff of this decade of ambition as well ...
President Biden Tackles Methane Emissions, Spurs Innovations, Supports Sustainable Agriculture to Bu
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Remarks by President Biden at the “Action on Forests and Land-Use” Event
Conserving our forests and other critical ecosystems is indispensable — an indispensable piece of keeping our climate goals within reach as well as many other key priorities that we have together: ensuring clean water, maintaining biodiversity, supporting rural and Indigenous communities, and reducing the risk of the spread of disease.
President Biden Renews U.S. Leadership on World Stage at U.N. Climate Conference (COP26)
President Announces New Actions to Tackle Climate Change, Tap Economic Opportunity, and Tout Ambition of Collective Global Efforts
Remarks by President Biden at the COP26 Leaders Statement
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Proclamation on the Death of General Colin Powell
Proclamation on the Death of General Colin Powell
Special Presidential Envoy for Climate Kerry’s Travel to Mexico and the United Kingdom
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These countries’ commitments will help our climate
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Statement by President Biden on the United States Election to the Human Rights Council
Today, I am proud that the United States was elected to serve on the UN Human Rights Council for a three year term. I am grateful for the support of nations from around the world for our campaign, and I look forward to the United States once more being a constructive voice that works to ...
Joint Statement of the Ministers and Representatives from the Counter Ransomware Initiative Meeting
Governments recognize the need for urgent action, common priorities, and complementary efforts to reduce the risk of ransomware. The White House Statements & Releases October 14, 2021 Having gathered virtually on October 13 and 14 to discuss the escalating global security threat from ransomware, we the Ministers and Representatives of Australia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Czech ...
White House Statement on the President’s Travel to Italy, Vatican City, and the United Kingdom
From Rome, President Biden will travel to Glasgow, United Kingdom from November 1-2 to participate in the World Leader Summit at the start of the 26th Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP26). Statement by Press Secretary Jen Psaki on the President’s Travel to Italy, Vatican City, and the United Kingdom ...
Release of the Climate Adaptation and Resilience Plan
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DOD Announces Strategy to Tackle Climate Crisis
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Secretary Blinken’s Call with NATO Secretary General Stoltenberg
Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke today with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg to discuss the centrality of the Transatlantic bond and Alliance unity as NATO addresses existing and emerging global challenges.
Increasing People’s Republic of China Military Pressure Against Taiwan Undermines Regional Peace and
We have an abiding interest in peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait. We will continue to assist Taiwan in maintaining a sufficient self-defense capability, and we will maintain our commitments as outlined in the Three Communiqués, the Taiwan Relations Act, and the Six Assurances.
Joint Statement on the Outcomes of the U.S. – Russia Strategic Stability Dialogue in Geneva on Septe
Statement released by the Governments of the United States of America and the Russian Federation at the conclusion of the U.S.-Russia bilateral Strategic Stability Dialogue.
On Russia’s Obstructionism at the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe
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The Department Unveils its First-Ever Enterprise Data Strategy
The [State Departments' ]Enterprise Data Strategy (EDS) helps ensure that the Department’s workforce is equipped with the timely, data-informed insights necessary to make key mission and management decisions.
Genetically engineered crops can slow climate change. Here’s how.
Many agricultural activities — driving tractors, tilling soil, applying fertilizer or pesticides — emit greenhouse gases into the environment. But experts are finding that genetically engineered crops can reduce these emissions.
Chair’s Summary: UN Food Systems Summit
During the UN General Assembly, President Biden previewed the United States’ commitment to $10 billion in multi-year initiatives to strengthen food security and nutrition for all, accelerate climate change mitigation and adaptation, and expand inclusive food systems at home and abroad, especially for the most vulnerable.
Secretary Blinken’s Meeting with the P5 Foreign Ministers
Secretary Blinken convened yesterday with Foreign Ministers of the People’s Republic of China, the French Republic, the Russian Federation, and the United Kingdom in their capacity as permanent members (P5) of the United Nations Security Council.
Secretary Blinken’s Meeting with UK Foreign Secretary Truss
Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken met with UK Foreign Secretary Elizabeth Truss today in New York City on the margins of the UN General Assembly.
These countries are saying no to coal
In April, the United States committed to creating a carbon-pollution-free power sector by 2035 and a net-zero emissions economy by no later than 2050, which means an eventual phasing out of coal.
Remarks by President Biden on the End of the War in Afghanistan
State Dining Room 3:28 P.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT: Last night in Kabul, the United States ended 20 years of war in Afghanistan — the longest war in American history. We completed one of the biggest airlifts in history, with more than 120,000 people evacuated to safety. That number is more than double what most experts ...
Statement by the Global Coalition to Defeat Daesh/ISIS
The Global Coalition to Defeat Daesh/ISIS strongly condemns the attacks that occurred in Kabul, Afghanistan on August 26, 2021. We grieve for the loss of Afghan and British civilians, and American service members at the hands of Daesh/ISIS terrorists. The tragic loss of life is only compounded by the fact that those killed were endeavoring ...
On Today’s Terrorist Attacks in Kabul
To date, more than 100,000 people have been safely evacuated from Kabul – a testament to the bravery, skill, and determination of all those who are contributing to this vital mission
Remarks by President Biden on the Terror Attack at Hamid Karzai International Airport
Remarks by President Biden on the Terror Attack at Hamid Karzai International Airport August 26, 2021 Speeches and Remarks East Room 5:24 P.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT: Been a tough day. This evening in Kabul, as you all know, terrorists attacked — that we’ve been talking about and worried about, that the intelligence community has ...
Secretary Antony J. Blinken On Afghanistan
Secretary Blinken's remarks to the Press on Afghanistan
Statement by Press Secretary Jen Psaki on President Biden’s Meeting with G7 Leaders
During a meeting this morning with the G7 leaders, the President conveyed that our mission in Kabul will end based on the achievement of our objectives.
Readout of President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Call with Prime Minister Boris Johnson of the United Kingd
President Joe Biden and Prime Minister Boris Johnson of the United Kingdom spoke today about Afghanistan. They discussed the ongoing efforts by our diplomatic and military personnel to evacuate their citizens, local staff, and other vulnerable Afghans. Readout of President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Call with Prime Minister Boris Johnson of the United Kingdom AUGUST ...
Statement by Press Secretary Jen Psaki on President Biden’s Meeting with G7 Leaders
The White House Briefing Room August 22, 2021 President Biden will virtually meet with G7 leaders on August 24, 2021. The leaders will discuss continuing our close coordination on Afghanistan policy and evacuating our citizens, the brave Afghans who stood with us over the last two decades, and other vulnerable Afghans. They will also discuss plans to provide ...
Joint Statement by The NATO Foreign Ministers on Afghanistan
We affirm our commitment to the statement by the UN Security Council on 16 August, and we call for adherence to international norms and standards on human rights and international humanitarian law in all circumstances.
Joint Statement on the Anniversary of Mr. Alexey Navalny’s Poisoning
One year on from Mr. Alexey Navalny’s poisoning on 20 August 2020, the UK and the U.S.A. reaffirm our condemnation of the assassination attempt on Mr. Navalny through the use of a nerve-agent of the “Novichok” group, a substance developed by Russia.
Secretary Blinken’s Videoconference with G7 Foreign Ministers and the High Representative of the Eur
All leaders underscored the imperative of safe passage for those who wish to leave Afghanistan and the need for an inclusive political resolution that protects the fundamental human rights of all Afghans.
Secretary Blinken’s Call with UK Foreign Secretary Raab
Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke today with UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab about continued coordination in Afghanistan, including ways to encourage adherence to international obligations as well as the safety and security of all Afghan and international citizens. Secretary Blinken’s Call with UK Foreign Secretary Raab READOUT OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON AUGUST ...
Readout of President Biden’s Call with Prime Minister Johnson
President Joe Biden and Prime Minister Boris Johnson spoke today regarding developments in Afghanistan. Readout of President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Call with Prime Minister Boris Johnson of the United Kingdom STATEMENTS AND RELEASES AUGUST 17, 2021 President Joe Biden and Prime Minister Boris Johnson spoke today regarding developments in Afghanistan. They commended the bravery ...
Remarks by President Biden on Afghanistan
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Remarks by Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield at a UN Security Council Briefing on Afghanistan
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President Biden to Convene Leaders’ Summit for Democracy
In keeping this commitment, today President Biden is pleased to announce that in December he will bring together leaders from a diverse group of the world’s democracies at a virtual Summit for Democracy, to be followed in roughly a year’s time by a second, in-person Summit.
G7 Foreign Ministers’ Statement on the MV Mercer Street Attack
We condemn the unlawful attack committed on a merchant vessel off the coast of Oman on 29 July, which killed a British and a Romanian national. G7 Foreign Ministers’ Statement on the MV Mercer Street Attack MEDIA NOTE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON AUGUST 06, 2021 The text of the following statement was released by ...
Russia’s Restrictions Prevent OSCE Observation of Duma Elections
The U.S. regrets that restrictions imposed by Russian authorities will prevent the OSCE’s Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) and the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly from independently observing the Duma elections in September. PRESS STATEMENT NED PRICE, DEPARTMENT SPOKESPERSON AUGUST 05, 2021 The United States regrets that restrictions imposed by Russian authorities will prevent ...
Secretary Blinken’s Call with UK Foreign Secretary Raab
READOUT OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON AUGUST 04, 2021 The below is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke with UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab about ongoing efforts to forge a coordinated response to Iran’s attack on the Mercer Street, a commercial ship that was peacefully transiting international waters in ...
Harassment of Foreign Journalists in the People’s Republic of China
The United States is deeply concerned with the increasingly harsh surveillance, harassment, and intimidation of U.S. and other foreign journalists in the People’s Republic of China, including foreign journalists covering the devastation and loss of life caused by recent floods in Henan.
Regimes target free press with ‘economic strangulation,’ report says
Violence against journalists is blatant repression. However, authoritarian regimes are finding that less obvious, nonviolent tactics like freezing assets, revoking licenses or blocking access to ink can shutter newspapers without provoking international outcry.
The push for COVID-19 vaccines is helping fight other diseases
U.S. researchers are adapting new vaccine technology used to fight the COVID-19 pandemic to develop vaccines against other diseases, including HIV/AIDS.
U.S.-Europe Communiqué on Afghanistan and Peace Efforts
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Joint Statement by Secretary of State Blinken and Treasury Secretary Yellen Commending the United Ki
The United States welcomes the United Kingdom’s announcement today to impose further sanctions under its Global Anti-Corruption Sanctions (GACS) regime, which is designed to fight corruption and illicit finance. Joint Statement by Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken and Treasury Secretary Janet L. Yellen Commending the United Kingdom’s Anti-Corruption Sanctions Media Note Office of the ...
Secretary Antony J. Blinken At the 2021 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report Launch Ceremony
The State Department’s Trafficking in Persons Report is indeed the world’s most comprehensive resource of the anti-trafficking efforts being undertaken by governments around the globe. It reflects the United States longstanding commitment and bipartisan commitment to this issue. Secretary Antony J. Blinken At the 2021 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report Launch Ceremony Remarks Antony J. ...
Secretary Yellen on Agreement to Support a Global Minimum Tax for the World’s Largest Corporations
We have a chance now to build a global and domestic tax system that lets American workers and businesses compete and win in the world economy.
Secretary Blinken to Host the 2021 Trafficking in Persons Report Launch Ceremony
Secretary Blinken will release the 2021 Trafficking in Persons Report at 1 p.m. EDT on Thursday, July 1, 2021, in the Benjamin Franklin Room at the U.S. Department of State.
Amid global outcry, U.S. expands push to stop forced labor in Xinjiang
The United States is expanding efforts to remove forced labor from global supply chains amid growing international condemnation of the People’s Republic of China’s human rights violations in Xinjiang.
FACT SHEET: Biden-Harris Administration Advances Equality for Transgender Americans
On the last day of Pride Month, we reflect on the decades of leadership and advocacy of transgender Americans who have led the movement for LGBTQ+ equality, and have made our Nation stronger and more vibrant.
Reinforcing the U.S. Commitment to Multilateralism at the G20 Foreign Ministers’ Meeting
Secretary Blinken travels to Bari and Matera, Italy, June 28-29, to attend the G20 Foreign Ministers’ Meeting, where he will reinforce the United States’ commitment to strong coordination with partners and allies to address global challenges, including combating the COVID-19 pandemic, strengthening global health security, supporting democracy and human rights, addressing the climate crisis, preventing famine and acute food insecurity, and fostering a sustainable and ...
Joint Communiqué by Ministers of the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS
The Coalition reaffirmed its belief that a comprehensive and collective effort remains necessary to achieve a full and enduring defeat of Daesh/ISIS worldwide.
Fact sheet: New U.S. Government Actions on Forced Labor in Xinjiang
The PRC’s forced labor practices run counter to our values as a nation and expose American consumers to unethical practices. Fact sheet: New U.S. Government Actions on Forced Labor in Xinjiang Statements and Release June 24, 2021 At the recent G7 Summit in Cornwall, United Kingdom, the world’s leading democracies stood united against forced labor, ...
Joint Statement on Belarus
We are united in our deep concern regarding the Lukashenka regime’s continuing attacks on human rights, fundamental freedoms, and international law
In Commemoration of Juneteenth
Juneteenth, or June 19, is a reflective day to commemorate the end of slavery in the United States.
President Biden signs the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act
The White House Statements & Releases June 17, 2021 On Thursday, June 17, 2021, the President signed into law: S. 475, the “Juneteenth National Independence Day Act,” which designates Juneteenth National Independence Day as a legal public holiday. Source White House website Related Juneteenth: A day to celebrate Black communities’ strength In Commemoration of Juneteenth
Juneteenth: A day to celebrate Black communities’ strength
Juneteenth — or June 19 — is an annual holiday to commemorate the contributions made by Black Americans, their resilience despite their history of enslavement, and the continued fight against systemic racism.
U.S.-Russia Presidential Joint Statement on Strategic Stability
The recent extension of the New START Treaty exemplifies our commitment to nuclear arms control. Today, we reaffirm the principle that a nuclear war cannot be won and must never be fought.
Remarks by President Biden in Press Conference
The bottom line is, I told President Putin that we need to have some basic rules of the road that we can all abide by. The White House Remarks by President Biden in Press Conference June 16, 2021 Hôtel du Parc des Eaux-Vives Geneva, Switzerland 7:20 P.M. CEST THE PRESIDENT: It’s been a long ...
On-the-Record Press Call by United States Trade Representative Ambassador Katherine Tai
Today’s announcement resolves a longstanding trade irritant in the U.S.-Europe relationship. Instead of fighting with one of our closest allies, we are finally coming together against a common threat. The White House June 15, 2021 Via Teleconference 11:09 A.M. CEST MODERATOR: Good morning, everyone. Thank you so much for joining us today on this ...
Remarks by President Biden and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg During Greeting
And I think that there is a growing recognition over the last couple of years that we have new challenges. And we have Russia that is not acting in a way that is consistent with what we had hoped, and — as well as China. Remarks by President Biden and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg ...
FACT SHEET: NATO Summit: Revitalizing the Transatlantic Alliance
“The transatlantic alliance is the strong foundation on which our collective security and our shared prosperity are built. The partnership between Europe and the United States, in my view, is and must remain the cornerstone of all that we hope to accomplish in the 21st century, just as we did in the 20th century… The ...
The G7 Summit in Pictures
June 13, 2021 – President Biden Meets HM Queen Elizabeth II June 12, 2021 – G7 Summit – The Red Arrows Display June 12, 2021 -G7 Leaders and Guests Plenary Session 4 Health June 11, 2021 – President Biden and Dr Biden Meet HM the Queen at the CEO cocktail reception at the Eden Project, ...
CARBIS BAY G7 SUMMIT COMMUNIQUÉ
We, the leaders of the Group of Seven, met in Cornwall on 11-13 June 2021 determined to beat COVID-19 and build back better.
G7 to Announce Joint Actions on Forced Labor in Global Supply Chains, Anticorruption, and Ransomware
The United States is rallying the world’s democracies to deliver for our people, meet the world’s biggest challenges, and demonstrate our shared values The White House FACT SHEET: G7 to Announce Joint Actions on Forced Labor in Global Supply Chains, Anticorruption, and Ransomware June 13, 2021 Today President Biden and leaders from G7 will demonstrate ...
United States and G7+ Partners Will Provide More than 2 Billion Vaccines for the World
This week in Cornwall, the United States and G7+ Leaders announced more than one billion safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines to accelerate global coverage.
Readout: Trilateral Meeting of PM Johnson of the UK, U.S. President Biden, and PM Morrison of Austra
Prime Minster Johnson, President Biden and Prime Minister Morrison met in the margins of the G7 summit in Carbis Bay on 12 June 2021. The White House Readout: Trilateral Meeting of Prime Minister Boris Johnson of the United Kingdom, President Joe Biden, and Prime Minister Scott Morrison of Australia June 12, 2021 Prime Minster Johnson, ...
Background Press Call by Senior Administration Officials on President Biden’s Meetings at the
The White House Background Press Call by Senior Administration Officials on President Biden’s Meetings at the G7 Summit June 12, 2021 Via Teleconference 7:00 P.M. BST MODERATOR: Good evening, everyone. Thank you so much for joining us for this background briefing. This call is on background, attributable to “senior administration officials,” and embargoed ...
President Biden and G7 Leaders Launch Build Back Better World (B3W) Partnership
The United States is rallying the world’s democracies to deliver for our people, meet the world’s biggest challenges, and demonstrate our shared values
G7 to Announce Joint Actions to End Public Support for Overseas Unabated Coal Generation by End of 2
The United States is rallying the world’s democracies to deliver for our people, meet the world’s biggest challenges, and demonstrate our shared values The White House FACT SHEET: G7 to Announce Joint Actions to End Public Support for Overseas Unabated Coal Generation by End of 2021 June 12, 2021 Today, President Biden and fellow G7 ...
On the Occasion of the Official Birthday of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
Wishing Her Majesty The Queen a very Happy Birthday! A longstanding friend of the United States, the tradition of meeting Flag of United States Presidents throughout her reign continued this week when she met President Biden during the G7 Summit. – U.S. Chargé Yael Lempert PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE JUNE 12, ...
U.S. and G7+ Plan to Defeat the COVID-19 Pandemic in 2022 and Prevent the Next Pandemic
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President Biden & G7 Leaders to Announce Steps to Forge a More Fair and Inclusive Global Economy
The United States is rallying the world’s democracies to deliver for our people, meet the world’s biggest challenges, and demonstrate our shared values
Joint Statement on the Visit of the President Biden at the Invitation of Prime Minister Johnson
The President and the Prime Minister set out a global vision in a new Atlantic Charter to deepen cooperation in democracy and human rights, defence and security, science and innovation, and economic prosperity, with renewed joint efforts to tackle the challenges posed by climate change, biodiversity loss, and emerging health threats. The White House Joint ...
The New Atlantic Charter
Today, the President of the United States and Prime Minister of the United Kingdom reaffirm their commitment to work together to realise our vision for a more peaceful and prosperous future. The White House June 10, 2021 Today, the President of the United States and Prime Minister of the United Kingdom reaffirm their commitment to ...
Remarks by President Biden and PM Johnson Before Bilateral Meeting
Remarks by President Biden and Prime Minister Boris Johnson of the United Kingdom Before Bilateral Meeting
Remarks by President Biden on the COVID-19 Vaccination Program and the Effort to Defeat COVID-19 Glo
And today, we’re taking a major step that will supercharge the global fight against this pandemic. At my direction, the United States will purchase an additional half billion doses from Pfizer — the Pfizer vaccine — that we’ll donate nearly 100 low- and lower-middle-income countries. They will be the beneficiaries.
FACT SHEET: President Biden Announces Historic Vaccine Donation: Half a Billion Pfizer Vaccines to t
Today, President Biden will announce that the U.S. will purchase and donate half a billion Pfizer vaccines to 92 low- and lower middle-income countries and the African Union
Remarks by President Biden to U.S. Air Force Personnel and Families Stationed at Royal Air Force Mil
I’m going to be clear that the Transatlantic Alliance will remain vital — a vital source of strength for the UK, Europe, and the United States
Statement by President Joe Biden on the United States’ Commitment to Open Investment
As we continue to advance our agenda to revitalize American manufacturing, build an inclusive 21st century workforce, and maintain our competitive edge, the United States welcomes foreign investment.
The Stability and Security of the Western Balkans
The United States is committed to ensuring the stability and security of the Western Balkans, allowing countries in the region to fulfill their potential as free and prosperous democracies.
Secretary Blinken’s Travel to the UK, Belgium, and Switzerland
Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken will accompany President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. on his June travel to Cornwall, UK; Brussels, Belgium; and Geneva, Switzerland. Secretary Blinken’s Travel to the UK, Belgium, and Switzerland Press Release Ned Price, Department Spokesperson June 7, 2021 Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken will accompany President Joseph R. Biden, ...
Remarks by Secretary Yellen following the Close of the G7 Finance Ministers Meetings
The G7 has taken significant steps this weekend to end the existing harmful dynamic, making commitments today that provide tremendous momentum towards achieving a robust global minimum tax at a rate of at least 15%.
Secretary of the Treasury Yellen On G7 Finance Ministers’ Commitment to Global Minimum Tax
We agreed concrete actions to address today’s historic challenges and as part of our renewed and urgent effort towards deeper multilateral economic cooperation Statement from Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen On G7 Finance Ministers’ Commitment to Global Minimum Tax June, 05, 2021 5 June 2021, London, United Kingdom We, the Finance Ministers ...
32nd Anniversary of Tiananmen Square
The United States will continue to stand with the people of China as they demand that their government respect universal human rights. We honor the sacrifices of those killed 32 years ago, and the brave activists who carry on their efforts today in the face of ongoing government repression.
Updates to the President’s Travel to the United Kingdom, Belgium, and Switzerland
This will be the first overseas travel by President Biden, who will be joined by First Lady Jill Biden for the stops in the United Kingdom as previously announced The White House Statement by Press Secretary Jen Psaki on Updates to the President’s Travel to the United Kingdom, Belgium, and Switzerland Statements & Releases June ...
G7 Ministers’ Statement on the UN General Assembly Special Session Against Corruption
As the UN Convention against Corruption notes, corruption threatens the stability and security of societies, undermining the institutions and values of democracy, ethical values and justice, and jeopardizing sustainable development and the rule of law. MEDIA NOTE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON JUNE 02, 2021 The text of the following statement was released by the G7 ...
Secretary Blinken’s Participation in the Virtual NATO Foreign Ministerial
Secretary Blinken discussed the upcoming NATO Summit and reaffirmed U.S. commitment to NATO, highlighting the Administration’s priority to revitalize our alliances
G7, United Kingdom 2021
The G7 Summit, 2021 The UK has the Presidency of the Group of Seven (G7) in 2021. The 2021 G7 Summit will be held in Carbis Bay, Cornwall on 11-13 June 2021. The summit homepage is at www.g7uk.org UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson will use the UK’s G7 Presidency to unite leading democracies to help the world fight, and ...
U.S. Africa Command helps partners address security, COVID-19
U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) is helping African nations counter security threats and respond to humanitarian crises, including the COVID-19 pandemic.
A Proclamation of Remembrance
On Memorial Day, we honor and reflect upon the courage, integrity, and selfless dedication of the members of our Armed Forces who have made the greatest sacrifice in service to our Nation.
On the Administration’s Budget Proposal for the Department of State and USAID for Fiscal Year 2022
Special Briefing On the Administration’s Budget Proposal for the Department of State and USAID for Fiscal Year 2022
First Lady Jill Biden to Join President Joe Biden at the G7 Summit in the United Kingdom
First Lady Jill Biden will join President Joe Biden for the G7 Summit in Cornwall, U.K. from June 11-13.
Secretary Blinken’s Call with NATO Secretary General Stoltenberg
Secretary Blinken and Secretary General Stoltenberg discussed next month’s NATO Summit as well as NATO’s importance to the security and prosperity of the Transatlantic community and the world.
G7 Foreign Ministers’ Statement on Belarus
[We] condemn in the strongest terms the unprecedented action by the Belarusian authorities in arresting independent journalist Raman Pratasevich and his companion, Sofia Sopega, after forcing flight FR4978 on which they were travelling to land in Minsk on 23 May
Statement by President Joe Biden on the Investigation into the Origins of COVID-19
The United States will also keep working with like-minded partners around the world to press China to participate in a full, transparent, evidence-based international investigation and to provide access to all relevant data and evidence.
Joint Statement by the Secretary of State of the US, the Foreign Secretary of the UK , and the Forei
MEDIA NOTE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON MAY 25, 2021 The following statement was released by United States Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken, French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas, Italian Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio, and UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab on Syria’s presidential election. Begin text: We, the Foreign ...
Statement by President Joe Biden on the First Anniversary of George Floyd’s Murder
The White House May 25, 2021 Today, in the Oval Office, I met with George Floyd’s family. Although it has been one year since their beloved brother and father was murdered, for the family – for any family experiencing a profound loss – the first year can still feel like they got the news ...
Joint Statement on U.S.-UK Financial Regulatory Working Group Meeting
The Working Group was formed in 2018 to deepen bilateral regulatory cooperation with a view to the further promotion of financial stability; investor protection; fair, orderly, and efficient markets; and capital formation in both jurisdictions. U.S. Department of the Treasury Press Release May 24, 2021 U.S. and UK participants held the fourth meeting of the ...
Secretary Janet L. Yellen to Attend G7 Finance Ministers Meeting in London, England
While in London, Secretary Yellen will reinforce the U.S. commitment to policy priorities to promote the global recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic including supportive fiscal policies, vaccine access, and distribution. U.S. Department of the Treasury Press Release May 24, 2021 The U.S. Department of the Treasury today announced that Secretary Janet L. Yellen will ...
HM The Queen Meets Marines And Sailors Aboard The Carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth
Her Majesty The Queen visited the Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth in Portsmouth May 22, 2021.
Remarks by President Biden on the Middle East
My administration will continue our quiet and relentless diplomacy toward that end. I believe we have a genuine opportunity to make progress, and I’m committed to working for it. The White House May 20, 2021 Cross Hall THE PRESIDENT: Folks, I’ve just spoken with Prime Minister Netanyahu. Earlier today, I spoke with President Al Sisi ...
Secretary Blinken’s Meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov
Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken met today with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on the margins of the Arctic Council Ministerial.
Reinforcing the U.S. Commitment to the Arctic at the Arctic Council Ministerial May 19-20, 2021
“… [at the Arctic Council Ministerial] I’ll reaffirm America’s commitment to meeting our climate goals and encourage other Arctic nations to do the same.” ...
What do you know about international waters?
Water covers more than 70 percent of the planet’s surface. What rules apply in the world’s oceans and seas?
Readout of Jake Sullivan’s Bilateral Meeting with UK National Security Advisor Stephen Lovegrove
Mr. Sullivan and Mr. Lovegrove agreed to continue coordinating on COVID-19, including global access to vaccines.
FACT SHEET: US Administration is Providing at least 80 million COVID-19 Vaccines for Global Use.
These actions will: Protect Americans. Put us on a path to end the Pandemic. Reduce Variants. Demonstrate Leadership. Today, the President reaffirmed his commitment to leading an international and coordinated vaccination effort, announcing that the U.S. will donate 80 million U.S. vaccines – the 60 million doses of AstraZeneca vaccines previously announced and at least ...
FACT SHEET: The Biden-Harris Administration Is Advancing LGBTQI+ Human Rights at Home and Across the
The Biden-Harris Administration is steadily implementing the Presidential Memorandum on Advancing the Human Rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Intersex (LGBTQI+) Persons Around the World
Statement by President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. on International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and
Everyone is entitled to dignity and equality, no matter who they are, whom they love, or how they identify — and we will continue to engage with allies and partners to advance the human rights of LGBTQI+ people here at home and in all corners of the world. The White House Statement by President Joseph ...
America advances GPS with new satellites
Everyone from pizza delivery drivers to airline pilots and international shippers will soon have stronger and more reliable navigation systems thanks to the United States’ GPS overhaul.
Remarks by President Biden on the Colonial Pipeline Incident
And last night, I signed an executive order to improve the nation’s cybersecurity. It calls for federal agencies to work more closely with the private sector to share information, strengthen cybersecurity practices, and deploy technologies that increase reliance against cyberattacks. The White House Speeches & Remarks May 13, 2021 Roosevelt Room 12:27 P.M. EDT THE ...
NASA readies its best asteroid punch
It sounds like the plot of a Hollywood blockbuster, but it’s real. NASA scientists will soon launch a mission to change the course of a distant asteroid in a test of technology that could one day save planet Earth from disaster.
Senior Administration Officials on Executive Order Charting a New Course to Improve the Nation’s Cyb
Today, more than ever, cybersecurity is a national security imperative and an economic imperative.
Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry Travels to Europe
In London, [Special Presidential Envoy John Kerry] will meet with representatives of the UK Government, who will host COP26 this November in Glasgow. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry Travels to Europe MEDIA NOTE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON MAY 12, 2021 Special Presidential Envoy John Kerry will travel to Rome, London, and Berlin, ...
Vice President Harris: ‘We will do everything possible to help India’
The U.S. government, the private sector and the American people are rallying together to deliver emergency assistance as quickly as possible to India as it battles COVID-19.
State Department Releases 2020 International Religious Freedom Report
This year marks the 23rd release of the International Religious Freedom Report and 23rd anniversary of the International Religious Freedom Act — the legislation that affirmed the importance of defending and advancing religious freedom in U.S. foreign policy, created the Office of International Religious Freedom, and mandated the annual report. U.S. Department of State Office ...
U.S.-Europe Communiqué on the Afghan Peace Process
The following is the text of a communiqué issued by the United States of America, European Union, France, Germany, Italy, NATO, Norway, and the United Kingdom on the Afghan Peace Process. U.S. Department of State Media Note Office of the Spokesperson May 07, 2021 The following is the text of a communiqué issued by ...
Secretary Antony J. Blinken With Justin Webb of BBC Radio 4
Because there is no closer relationship. And as we’re grappling with problems, challenges, opportunities around the world, I found from my many conversations, many engagements with my counterpart, Dominic Raab, also getting a chance to spend some time with the prime minister yesterday, that our two countries are profoundly in sync. Interview Antony J. ...
Statement from Ambassador Katherine Tai on the Covid-19 Trips Waiver
United States Trade Representative Katherine Tai today released a statement announcing the Biden-Harris Administration’s support for waiving intellectual property protections for COVID-19 vaccines.
Meet the woman who represents the United States in trade
Katherine C. Tai, the new U.S. trade representative, brings a wealth of experience to the role, including as chief counsel for China trade enforcement.
Briefing with Senior State Department Officials to Traveling Press
SPECIAL BRIEFING OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON GROSVENOR HOUSE HOTEL LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM MAY 04, 2021 MODERATOR: So we’ll go ahead and get started. We’ll do this on background, two U.S. officials, if everyone is comfortable with that. As I think you all know, [Senior State Department Official One] was deeply engaged in the preparations ...
Secretary Blinken’s Meeting with UK Prime Minister Johnson
Secretary Blinken and Prime Minister Johnson emphasized the importance of continued U.S.-UK collaboration to lead efforts at NATO, the G7, and with other partners to recover stronger from the COVID-19 pandemic, defend the values of open societies, tackle climate change, and face other global challenges.
World Press Freedom Day
Tomorrow, the United States joins the international community in celebrating World Press Freedom Day. Information and knowledge are powerful tools, and a free and independent press is the core institution connecting publics to the information they need to advocate for themselves, make informed decisions, and hold governmental officials accountable. The United States advocates for press freedom ...
The United States and United Kingdom: Reaffirming Our Alliance
“A key way we will deliver for the American people is by reaffirming and revitalizing our alliances and partnerships around the world.” – Secretary Antony J. Blinken, March 24, 2021 U.S. Department of State FACT SHEET OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON May 02, 2021 Secretary Blinken is attending the G7 Foreign and Development Ministers’ Meeting in ...
U.S. rushes to aid India amid dire COVID-19 outbreak
The U.S. government and private sector are sending emergency aid to support India’s fight against COVID-19.
Statement of President Joe Biden on the Passing of Michael Collins
Michael Collins lived a life of service to our country. From his time in the Air Force, to his career with NASA, to his service at the State Department, to his leadership of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum; Michael Collins both wrote and helped tell the story of our nation’s remarkable accomplishments in ...
President Biden Address to a Joint Session of Congress
Remarks as Prepared for Delivery by President Biden — Address to a Joint Session of Congress The White House April 28, 2021 The Capitol Madame Speaker. Madame Vice President. No president has ever said those words from this podium, and it’s about time. The First Lady. The Second Gentleman. Mr. Chief Justice. Members of ...
FACT SHEET: Biden-Harris Administration Delivers Emergency COVID-19 Assistance for India
Reflecting the United States’ solidarity with India as it battles a new wave of COVID-19 cases, the United States is delivering supplies worth more than $100 million in the coming days to provide urgent relief to our partners in India
World leaders pledge to cap global emissions
“We made great progress,” Biden said on April 23, the second day of the summit. “I’m grateful to all the leaders who have announced new commitments to help us meet the existential threat of climate change.”
Program To Create Pathways to Safe and Secure Nuclear Energy Included in Biden-Harris Administration
FIRST is a capacity-building program designed to deepen strategic ties, support energy innovation, and advance technical collaboration with partner nations on secure and safe nuclear energy infrastructure. Program To Create Pathways to Safe and Secure Nuclear Energy Included in Biden-Harris Administration’s Bold Plans To Address the Climate Crisis MEDIA NOTE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON APRIL ...
Background Press Call by Senior Administration Officials on COVID-19 in India
And we remember India’s generosity to the United States in the early days of the pandemic, when India offered medications to us as our hospitals were strained The White House Press Briefings April 26, 2021 Via Teleconference 2:47 P.M. EDT SENIOR ADMINISTRATION OFFICIAL: All right. Good afternoon, everybody. Thank you for joining us. Sorry ...
Secretary Yellen On the UK’s Establishment of a Global Anti-Corruption Sanctions Regime
The United States Department of the Treasury welcomes the enactment today of the United Kingdom’s new Global Anti-Corruption Sanctions Regime, which builds upon the success of the United Kingdom’s Global Human Rights Sanctions Regime.
United States will halve carbon emissions over next decade, says Biden
The United States will reduce its carbon emissions by 50%–52% by 2030, said President Biden at the Leaders Summit on Climate April 22 at the White House.
Leaders Summit on Climate Summary of Proceedings
After fulfilling his promise to bring America back into the Paris Agreement, President Biden convened 40 world leaders in a virtual Leaders Summit on Climate this week to rally the world in tackling the climate crisis and meeting the demands of science.
Statement on National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan’s Call with National Security Advisor Ajit Dova
National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan spoke by phone today with National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, expressing deep sympathy for the people of India following the recent spike in COVID-19 cases.
Statement by Press Secretary Jen Psaki on the President’s Travel to the United Kingdom and Belgium
President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. will travel to the United Kingdom and Belgium in June 2021. This will be the first overseas travel by President Biden.
Launching Agriculture Innovation Mission for Climate
At President Biden’s Leaders Summit on Climate on April 23, 2021, the United States and United Arab Emirates, with endorsement from the United Kingdom’s COP 26 Presidency, and with support from Australia, Brazil, Denmark, Israel, Singapore, and Uruguay, announced plans to launch the Agriculture Innovation Mission for Climate (AIM for Climate).
Remarks by President Biden at the Virtual Leaders Summit on Climate Session 2: Investing in Climate
Taking on climate change together is more than just the right thing to do; it’s also in everyone’s best interests to do it. Meeting this challenge is going to require mobilizing financing at an unprecedented scale. The White House April 22, 2021 East Room 10:50 A.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT: Well, hello again, everyone. Welcome ...
Remarks by President Biden at the Virtual Leaders Summit on Climate Opening Session
Good morning to all of our colleagues around the world — the world leaders who are taking part in this summit. I thank you. You know, your leadership on this issue is a statement to the people of your nation and to the people of every nation, especially our young people, that we’re ready to ...
U.S. International Climate Finance Plan – EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
This Plan – the first of its kind in the U.S. government – focuses on international climate finance.
Remarks by President Biden on the Verdict in the Derek Chauvin Trial for the Death of George Floyd
Remarks by President Biden on the Verdict in the Derek Chauvin Trial for the Death of George Floyd
Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken and Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry to Partic
Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry will join President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, and several U.S. cabinet secretaries and private sector and civil society leaders at the Leaders Summit on Climate.
Nations support U.S. holding Russia to account
The United States is imposing consequences on the Russian government for cyber intrusions, attempted election interference and other “reckless” conduct against the United States and its allies.
Statement by NSC Spokesperson Emily Horne on the Biden Administration’s Efforts to Protect U.S. Crit
The Biden Administration is taking steps to safeguard U.S. critical infrastructure from persistent and sophisticated cyber threats
Statement by Deputy National Security Advisor for Cyber and Emerging Technology on SolarWinds and Mi
The Biden Administration convened two Unified Coordination Groups (UCGs) to drive a whole of government response to the SolarWinds and Microsoft Exchange incidents. Due to the vastly increased patching and reduction in victims, we are standing down the current UCG surge efforts and will be handling further responses through standard incident management procedures.
Tackling the Crisis and Seizing the Opportunity: America’s Global Climate Leadership
The climate crisis we face is profound. The consequences of not meeting it would be cataclysmic. But if we lead by the power of our example [we] can turn the greatest challenge in generations into the greatest opportunity for generations to come.
A Proclamation on National Park Week, 2021
During National Park Week, let us dedicate ourselves to greater improvement, enjoyment, and preservation of our natural treasures, and to continue to find inspiration, strength, and all else we seek within them. The White House April 17, 2021 The renowned environmentalist and author, Rachel Carson, wrote in her seminal book Silent Spring that, “Those ...
Remarks by President Biden on Russia
If Russia continues to interfere with our democracy, I’m prepared to take further actions to respond. It is my responsibility, as President of the United States, to do so. The White House April 15, 2021 4:56 P.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT: Hello, folks. Thanks for coming over. Good afternoon, everyone. Earlier this week, I spoke with ...
Holding Russia To Account
Today, we announced actions to hold the Russian Government to account for the SolarWinds intrusion, reports of bounties on U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan, and attempts to interfere in the 2020 U.S. elections. We have engaged Russian authorities to share our concerns about their actions and the steps we are taking in response. The President is ...
Remarks by President Biden on the Way Forward in Afghanistan
War in Afghanistan was never meant to be a multi-generational undertaking. We were attacked. We went to war with clear goals. We achieved those objectives. Bin Laden is dead, and al Qaeda is degraded in Iraq — in Afghanistan. And it’s time to end the forever war.
Entry Into Force of U.S.-UK Civil Air Transport Agreement
The Agreement serves as the basis of United States-United Kingdom air services relations. It includes all the essential elements of Open Skies, such as unrestricted capacity and frequency, open routes, code-sharing opportunities, a liberal charter regime, and market-determined pricing.
President Biden Invites 40 World Leaders to Leaders Summit on Climate
Today, President Biden invited 40 world leaders to the Leaders Summit on Climate he will host on April 22 and 23. The virtual Leaders Summit will be live streamed for public viewing.
Reaffirming and Reimagining America’s Alliances
ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE NATO HEADQUARTERS AGORA BRUSSELS, BELGIUM MARCH 24, 2021 SECRETARY BLINKEN: Good afternoon. A few weeks ago, not long after becoming Secretary as State, I spoke directly to the American people. I said that my number one job is to ensure that America’s foreign policy delivers for them – that ...
Secretary Antony J. Blinken and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg at a Moderated Conversation
“We sometimes forget that it is a truly remarkable institution, a remarkable initiative bringing together now 30 countries covering almost a billion people on a voluntary basis, and we come together around shared values of democracy, freedom, openness, and a rules-based international order to make sure that countries can move forward together peacefully.” REMARKS ANTONY ...
Blinken presses Beijing on violations of rules-based order
Secretary of State Antony Blinken is defending the rules-based international order in the face of the People’s Republic of China’s global threat to democratic values and human rights. In his first meeting with China’s top diplomat, Yang Jiechi, Blinken stood up for the international system that promotes cooperation between countries and advances individual freedoms and ...
Readout of Vice President Kamala Harris Meeting with First Minister Arlene Foster and Deputy First M
Text of a meeting between Vice President Kamala Harris, First Minister Arlene Foster and Deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill of Northern Ireland
G7 Statement on Hong Kong Electoral Changes
[We] are united in expressing our grave concerns at the Chinese authorities’ decision fundamentally to erode democratic elements of the electoral system in Hong Kong.
Joint Statement: The United States and the United Kingdom are Working Together in the Fight Against
We resolved today to work closely together to reduce our own emissions and to rally all countries, and most especially the world’s major economies, to strengthen climate ambition. President Biden’s upcoming Leaders Summit on Climate and the G7 leaders meeting to be hosted by the UK are both critical opportunities to build momentum on the ...
Biden takes bold steps to fight climate change
On January 27, 2021, President Biden issued an executive order deepening America’s commitment to combat the climate crisis.
Statement by President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. on the Situation in Burma
In a democracy, force should never seek to overrule the will of the people or attempt to erase the outcome of a credible election. For almost a decade, the people of Burma have been steadily working to establish elections, civilian governance, and the peaceful transfer of power.
Statement by White House Spokesperson Jen Psaki on Burma
We continue to affirm our strong support for Burma’s democratic institutions and, in coordination with our regional partners, urge the military and all other parties to adhere to democratic norms and the rule of law, and to release those detained today.
The U.S. protects wetlands large and small
On World Wetlands Day and every day, the United States demonstrates its commitment to protecting wetlands.
Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jen Psaki, Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry, and
Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jen Psaki, Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry, and National Climate Advisor Gina McCarthy U.S. State Department January 27, 2021 James S. Brady Press Briefing Room 12:31 P.M. EST MS. PSAKI: Good afternoon. President Biden is continuing to follow through on his key promise to take swift ...
Secretary Blinken’s Call with UK Foreign Secretary Raab
Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke with UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab. Secretary Blinken and Foreign Secretary Raab reaffirmed the special relationship between the United States and the UK. Secretary Blinken’s Call with UK Foreign Secretary Raab READOUT OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON JANUARY 27, 2021 The below is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: Secretary of ...
Readout of President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Call with Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg of NATO
President Biden reaffirmed the United States’ commitment to collective defense under Article 5 of the North Atlantic Treaty and underscored his commitment to strengthening transatlantic security.
U.S. return to Paris Agreement marks renewed climate commitment
The United States is rejoining the Paris Agreement, renewing its commitment to partnering with other nations to tackle the global threat of climate change.
Joint Statement on the Situation in Libya
The Governments of France, Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom, and the United States welcome the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum’s (LPDF) vote in favor of the selection mechanism for a new interim executive authority, which will guide Libya toward national elections on December 24, 2021.
Inaugural Address by President Joseph R. Biden, Jr.
This is America’s day. This is democracy’s day. A day of history and hope. Of renewal and resolve. The United States Capitol January 20, 2021 11:52 AM EST THE PRESIDENT: Chief Justice Roberts, Vice President Harris, Speaker Pelosi, Leader Schumer, Leader McConnell, Vice President Pence, distinguished guests, and my fellow Americans. This is America’s ...
The Inauguration of the President
The inauguration of President Joseph R. Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris took place on Wednesday, 20 January 2021 and was the fifty-ninth Presidential Inauguration. Official information on the Presidential Inauguration is always available from the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies website . Related Websites Images from the Biden-Harris inauguration 59th Presidential Inauguration on Senate.gov Presidential Inaugurations , a Library of Congress American Memory web site The Constitution of the United States of America White House website (whitehouse.gov) ...
State Department releases 2020 Trafficking in Persons Report
Now in it’s 20th year, the Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report is the U.S. Government’s principal diplomatic tool to engage foreign governments on human trafficking. It is also the world’s most comprehensive resource of governmental anti-human trafficking efforts and reflects the U.S. Government’s commitment to global leadership on this key human rights and law enforcement ...
The Charter of the United Nations turns 75
When the Charter of the United Nations was signed on June 26, 1945, it set the stage for a post-World War II era dedicated to the resolution of international disputes by peaceful means.
Updates on Health Impact and Assistance for American Citizens Abroad, April 06, 2020
Briefing With Dr. William Walters, Deputy Chief Medical Officer for Operations, Bureau of Medical Services; Acting Assistant Secretary Alice Wells, Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs; and Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Ian Brownlee, Bureau of Consular Affairs On COVID-19: Updates on Health Impact and Assistance for American Citizens Abroad SPECIAL BRIEFING DR. WILLIAM WALTERS ...
Political polling 101
Politicians, media and research groups spend scads of money each election to poll the public about whom they will vote for. Despite all the money and technology used, sometimes the results are a surprise.
Member of “The Dark Overlord” Hacking Group Extradited From United Kingdom to Face Charges in St. Lo
A United Kingdom national appeared today in federal court on charges of aggravated identity theft, threatening to damage a protected computer, and conspiring to commit those and other computer fraud offenses, related to his role in a computer hacking collective known as “The Dark Overlord,” which targeted victims in the St. Louis, Missouri, area beginning ...
What does a U.S. representative to the U.N. do?
Ambassador Kelly Craft presented her credentials to United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on September 12 as the new U.S. permanent representative to the United Nations, popularly known as “the U.N. ambassador.”
Get smart: Core vs. edge in 5G networks
Fifth-generation wireless technology, commonly referred to as 5G, will be a faster version of the current 4G network capabilities. For a device like a smartphone or a laptop, this means higher bandwidth to stream videos and send files more quickly.
U.S. tightens sanctions on Maduro, citing his ‘usurpation of power’
The United States tightens sanctions on Maduro, citing his 'usurpation of power'
Religious Freedom and Interfaith Dialogue Exchange Program Launches in Washington, D.C.
Twenty-six faith and community leaders, religious freedom advocates, and social media experts from South and Southeast Asia arrived in the United States this week to participate in a new, two-way Professional Fellows On-Demand Program exchange.
Protecting religious freedom: ‘Inaction is not an option’
“Where religious freedom is protected, other freedoms may also flourish,” Sam Brownback, ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom, said July 15.
The importance of the South China Sea
The South China Sea is one of the most important economic and environmental regions in the world. The region also is the subject of more than a dozen overlapping and interconnected disputes over who is in charge of the various islands, rocks, shoals and reefs scattered throughout the South China Sea waters.
Protecting religious freedom: A U.S. priority
Advancing religious freedom around the world is a high priority for the United States — and a challenge. In many countries people are persecuted and imprisoned for their religious beliefs.
Why is America concerned about 5G?
Next year, fifth-generation (5G) wireless technology will begin to form the backbone of future economies and public services. Unfortunately, the new infrastructure needed to support 5G can subject countries to threats to their national security.
On the Release of the 18th Edition of To Walk the Earth In Safety Report
“This 18th Edition of To Walk the Earth In Safety summarizes the United States’ Conventional Weapons Destruction (CWD) programs in 2018. … Thanks to the U.S. Congress’ bipartisan support and generosity of the American people, we can attest that our goal remains a future in which all may walk the earth in safety” To ...
A rare glimpse of the document that started NATO
Visitors to the National Archives Museum can now see the North Atlantic Treaty, the document that marked the start of the NATO partnership in 1949.
Department of State Submits 2019 International Narcotics Control Strategy Report
The U.S. Department of State submitted the 2019 edition of the annual International Narcotics Control Strategy Report (INCSR) to Congress today. This two-volume, Congressionally-mandated report assesses foreign governments’ efforts to reduce illicit drug production, trafficking and use, as well as their work to counter drug trafficking-related money laundering.
A ‘thinking tractor’ and other smart farm gadgets
New agricultural technology from U.S. companies is rapidly changing life on the farm while increasing harvest yields and profits.
Get to know the 116th Congress
In four graphics, learn more about the 116th Congress, the legislative branch of the federal government, composed of the Senate, made up of 100 members, and the House of Representatives, which consists of 435 members.
The Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty
Frequently Asked Questions What is the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces treaty (INF)? An arms control agreement signed in 1987 between the United States and the Soviet Union to eliminate all nuclear and conventional missiles with ranges of 500–5,500 km. Germany and other European Allies were critically important to encouraging both the United States and the USSR ...
Glossary of Nuclear Terms
Our quick Glossary of Nuclear Terms
U.S. Department of Labor releases Reports on Child Labor and Forced Labor around the World
WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor today released two reports that shine a spotlight on child labor and forced labor in nations around the world: the eighth edition of the List of Goods Produced by Child Labor or Forced Labor and the 17th annual edition of the Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor. These reports, ...
Joint Statement on the Salisbury Attack
Joint statement by France, Germany, the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom on the Salisbury Attack on 04 March 2018
Resources on Combating Naval Piracy
Resources on Combating Naval Piracy
Statements on the Christmas Market Tragedy in Berlin, Germany
Statements from the White House and the U.S. State Department on the Christmas Market Tragedy in Berlin, Germany.
Statements on the Assassination of Russian Ambassador to Turkey Andrei Karlov
Statements by the White House and the U.S. State Department on the Assassination of Russian Ambassador to Turkey Andrei Karlov
To Walk the Earth in Safety 2016
State Department releases 2016 issue of “To Walk the Earth in Safety” report, documenting the United States commitment to conventional weapons destruction. Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC 17 November 2016 “Since 1993, the United States has provided more than $2.6 billion in assistance in more than 95 countries for CWD programs, delivering the expertise and ...
Statement by the President on the Attack in Nice, France
The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release July 14, 2016 On behalf of the American people, I condemn in the strongest terms what appears to be a horrific terrorist attack in Nice, France, which killed and wounded dozens of innocent civilians. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and ...
Carter Opens All Military Occupations, Positions to Women
By Cheryl Pellerin DoD News, Defense Media Activity Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced today that beginning in January 2016, all military occupations and positions will be open to women, without exception. For the first time in U.S. military history, as long as they qualify and meet specific standards, the secretary said women will be able ...
Co-Chairs’ Fact Sheet: About the Global Counterterrorism Forum
02 April 2014 Fact Sheet Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC April 2, 2014 Below is the text of the fact sheet issued by the Co-Chairs (Turkey and the United States) of the Global Counterterrorism Forum on April 2, 2014. Begin text: The GCTF is an informal, multilateral counterterrorism (CT) platform that focuses on identifying ...
Myths and Facts: Resettling Syrian Refugees
November 25, 2015 Fact Sheet Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC Myth: All Syrian refugees are dangerous. Fact: 2,234 Syrian refugees have been admitted to the United States since October 1, 2010 (the beginning of fiscal year 2011), and only after the most extensive level of security screening of any category of traveler to ...
On International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women
Press Statement John Kerry Secretary of State Washington, DC 25 November 2015 Today we celebrate the many stories of courageous and bold action to end gender-based violence— the nuns helping people escape sex trafficking, the men in Argentina teaching boys in football clubs to treat women with respect, the businesswomen in Detroit raising money to ...
Key Forms of Intellectual Property Protection
(This is adapted from an article by Thomas G. Field Jr. that appeared in the U.S. Department of State publication Focus on Intellectual Property Rights .) Intellectual property is a valuable asset for an entrepreneur. It consists of inventions, literary and artistic works, symbols, images, names, designs used in commerce and original expressions of creative individuals. The key forms of ...
Protecting Intellectual Property Rights (IPR)
(The following article is taken from the U.S. Department of State publication, Focus on Intellectual Property Rights.) Why Protecting Intellectual Property Rights Matters By E. Anthony Wayne Intellectual property issues are getting more and more attention these days. Unfortunately, far too often the issues are framed in such a way as to highlight controversy and ...
Secretary Kerry’s Remarks With British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond Before Their Meeting
“We’re very grateful to our partners from the United Kingdom for their support and efforts on the Iran nuclear agreement. It was a multilateral agreement. The P5+1 permanent members of the United Nations worked extremely effectively together. … And so we applaud the decision by the United Kingdom to put its defense spending at the ...
U.S.-aided Syrian Forces Complete Successful Anti-ISIL Military Actions
November 4, 2015 By Cheryl Pellerin DoD News, Defense Media Activity WASHINGTON, November 4, 2015 — Two successful military actions this week in Syria against the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant show that U.S. efforts to train and supply friendly Syrian forces are paying off, the Operation Inherent Resolve spokesman said today. Army ...
Statement by Members of the Small Group of the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL
November 4, 2015 Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC The Small Group of the Global Coalition to counter ISIL met today in Brussels at the invitation of the Belgian Vice Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Didier Reynders, to take stock of recent developments on the ground, continue expanding Coalition efforts ...
Fact Sheet: To Walk the Earth in Safety 2015
Fact Sheet To Walk the Earth in Safety 2015: U.S. Global Leadership in Landmine Clearance and Conventional Weapons Destruction Office of the Spokesperson, Washington, DC The United States is the world’s single largest financial supporter of efforts to address humanitarian hazards from landmines and unexploded ordnance in post-conflict countries and to reduce the availability ...
US Navy Sends Destroyer to Challenge China Sea Claim
n what is seen as the most significant challenge yet to territorial limits Beijing asserts around its man-made islands, a U.S. guided missile destroyer Tuesday sailed within 22 kilometers (12 nautical miles) of a reef in the disputed Spratly archipelago. The USS Lassen approached Subi reef, occupied by China and also claimed by Taiwan, Vietnam ...
DoD’s Carter: ISIL Prison Raid Saved Lives, Bagged Intelligence Info
By Terri Moon Cronk, DoD News, Defense Media Activity Defense Secretary Ash Carter today said he made the decision that U.S. Special Forces would assist Iraqi peshmerga partners in yesterday’s raid on an Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant prison in Iraq to rescue 70 hostages after intelligence indicated a mass execution was imminent. ...
Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Richard Stengel to Travel to the Un
Media Note, Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC October 23, 2015 Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Richard Stengel will travel to London, United Kingdom, October 27-29, for a meeting of the Counter-ISIL Coalition Communications Working Group. He will co-chair discussions with government officials and technology partners to strengthen collaboration in ...
Africa: Decisive Moment for Democracy
Africa: Decisive Moment for Democracy 06 October 2015 Secretary of State John Kerry Last May, I shared in an extraordinary moment. I had the privilege, together with many leaders from across Africa, of bearing witness to the first peaceful, democratic transition of power between two parties in Nigeria. I traveled to Lagos earlier this year ...
State Dept. Facts on U.S., China Protecting, Conserving the Ocean
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson Washington, D.C. FACT SHEET The United States and China: Protecting and Conserving the Ocean “China and the United States – the two largest economies in the world, two of the top fishing nations in the world, and two of the global leaders in ocean science – have ...
United States Counter Piracy and Maritime Security Action Plan
20 June 2014 Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC The United States has long been a leader in maritime security. Since 2009, the United States pioneered the international effort to counter pirate attacks off the coast of Somalia, with dramatic results. In the spirit of this leadership, the United States has completed a ...
Carter Urges Peaceful Resolution of South China Sea Disputes
By Terri Moon Cronk DoD News, Defense Media Activity The United States will continue to remain the principal security power in the Pacific region for decades to come, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said in Hawaii today. The secretary also urged countries to work toward a peaceful resolution to territorial disputes in the South China Sea ...
Senior Officials on Kerry’s Meetings in Islamabad, Pakistan
MODERATOR: Okay, so I know it’s late. This is a background briefing reading out the Secretary’s meetings this evening. We will not make this a marathon. We’ll just give a quick overview. QUESTION: Let’s make it a very short sprint. MODERATOR: Excellent. We’ll just give a quick overview and take a few questions — QUESTION: ...
Secretary Kerry’s Remarks at the London Conference on Afghanistan
Thank you very much, all of you, for being here. And thank you for the privilege of being part of this very important conference. And I want to thank Prime Minister Cameron for hosting and, you, President Ghani for cohosting this effort. We saw each other in Brussels. You’ve been on a whirlwind tour, and ...
HSI-led probe leads to arrest of 2 UK men allegedly linked to pre-release leak of The Expendables 3
LONDON – Two men from northern England have been arrested by authorities in the United Kingdom after a probe initiated by Los Angeles-based special agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) linked the pair to the pre-release leak earlier this year of The Expendables 3. The suspects, a 36-year-old man ...
Targeted Operations Against ISIL
The president has authorized U.S. Central Command to work with partner nations to conduct targeted airstrikes of Iraq and Syria as part of the comprehensive strategy to degrade and defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or ISIL. For details see the Department of Defense Targeted Operations Against ISIL .
U.S. Embassy Media Note: CBRN Security Assistance for Ukraine
On June 30, the United States and Canada hosted a “Chemical, Biological, Nuclear, and Radiological (CBRN) Security Assistance” meeting at the High Commission of Canada in London to discuss Ukraine’s existing CBRN assistance needs. Several members of the Global Partnership Against the Spread of Weapons and Materials of Mass Destruction (Global Partnership), including Ukraine, other ...
State Dept Fact Sheet : Terrorism Designations FAQs
State Dept Fact Sheet : Terrorism Designations FAQs 10 July 2012 1. What are the different types of terrorism designations for groups and individuals? There are two main authorities for terrorism designations of groups and individuals. Groups can be designated as Foreign Terrorist Organizations under the Immigration and Nationality Act. Under Executive Order 13224 a ...
US-UK Defense Trade Cooperation Treaty
The U.S. is currently working with Her Majesty’s Government to finalize the Management Plan for the Treaty and all other outstanding issues. Treaty testing (“Pathfinder” projects) is complete, but a few outstanding issues remain and are now being addressed, including how compliance and enforcement matters will be handled under the Treaty and how the Approved ...
Treasury Fact Sheet on Combating Terrorist Financing
08 September 2011 U.S. Department of the Treasury Fact Sheet Combating the Financing of Terrorism, Disrupting Terrorism at its Core Terrorist organizations rely on financing and support networks to sustain operations and launch attacks. The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Terrorism and Financial Intelligence (TFI) has developed a sophisticated and comprehensive approach ...
Scotland’s Release of Pan Am 103 Bomber Disappointing, U.S. Says
August 20, 2009 The Obama administration says it is deeply disappointed by the decision of the Scottish Executive to release Abdel Basset Mohamed al-Megrahi, the only individual convicted in the 1988 bombing of Pan American World Airways Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland. In an August 20 statement, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton remembered the ...
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