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On Transgender Day of Visibility

On Transgender Day of Visibility 03/31/2021 08:12 AM EDT Antony J. Blinken, Secretary of State On the occasion of Transgender Day of Visibility, the United States proudly recognizes transgender and gender non-conforming persons and their continued struggle for a life of equality, security, and dignity.  Across the globe, members of the transgender and gender non-conforming community are making significant strides ...
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Joint Statement on the WHO-Convened COVID-19 Origins Study

Joint Statement on the WHO-Convened COVID-19 Origins Study MEDIA NOTE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON MARCH 30, 2021 The text of the following statement was released by the Governments of the United States of America, Australia, Canada, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Israel, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, the Republic of Korea, Slovenia, and the United Kingdom. Begin Text: The Governments of Australia, Canada, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, ...
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Secretary Antony J. Blinken at the UN Security Council Briefing and Consultations on the Humanitarian Situation in Syria

Secretary Antony J. Blinken at the UN Security Council Briefing and Consultations on the Humanitarian Situation in Syria REMARKS SECRETARY OF STATENTONY J. BLINKEN WASHINGTON, D.C. MARCH 29, 2021 SECRETARY BLINKEN:  (In progress) and thank you, Dr. Ballour, both for the lifesaving service you performed for your fellow Syrians amidst the most harrowing circumstances, and for your powerful, determined efforts to bring the experiences of the Syrian people to the world – and to push for their rights ...
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President Biden Invites 40 World Leaders to Leaders Summit on Climate

President Biden Invites 40 World Leaders to Leaders Summit on Climate MARCH 26, 2021 • STATEMENTS AND RELEASES 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. President Biden took action his first day in office to return the United States to the Paris Agreement.  Days ...
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PRC Sanctions on U.S. Officials

PRC Sanctions on U.S. Officials 03/27/2021 09:02 PM EDT Antony J. Blinken, Secretary of State The United States condemns the People’s Republic of China’s (PRC) baseless sanctions on two U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) commissioners apparently in retaliation for U.S. sanctions on PRC officials connected with serious human rights abuse in Xinjiang.  This comes after the PRC’s January ...
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