Putting Human Rights at the Center of U.S. Foreign Policy

Putting Human Rights at the Center of U.S. Foreign Policy U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release  STATEMENT BY SECRETARY ANTONY J. BLINKEN February 24, 2021 Putting Human Rights at the Center of U.S. Foreign Policy The United States is committed to a world in which human rights are protected, their defenders are celebrated, and those who commit human rights abuses ...
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The United States Officially Rejoins the Paris Agreement

The United States Officially Rejoins the Paris Agreement 02/19/2021 07:49 AM EST Antony J. Blinken, Secretary of State On January 20, on his first day in office, President Biden signed the instrument to bring the United States back into the Paris Agreement. Per the terms of the Agreement, the United States officially becomes a Party again today. The Paris Agreement is an unprecedented ...
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Joint Statement by the Secretary of State of the United States of America and the Foreign Ministers of France, Germany, and the United Kingdom

Joint Statement by the Secretary of State of the United States of America and the Foreign Ministers of France, Germany, and the United Kingdom MEDIA NOTE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON FEBRUARY 18, 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, and UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab following today’s ministerial meeting: Begin text: The Foreign Ministers of France, Germany and the United ...
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Secretary Blinken’s Call with Quad Ministers

Secretary Blinken’s Call with Quad Ministers READOUT OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON FEBRUARY 18, 2021 The below is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke today with Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne, Indian Minister of External Affairs Dr. S. Jaishankar, and Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi.  The Ministers discussed Quadrilateral (“Quad”) cooperation on COVID-19 response and recovery ...
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Secretary Antony J. Blinken Remarks to the UN Security Council Briefing on COVID-19 and Vaccine Access

Secretary Antony J. Blinken Remarks to the UN Security Council Briefing on COVID-19 and Vaccine Access REMARKS ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE WASHINGTON, DC FEBRUARY 17, 2021 FOREIGN SECRETARY RAAB:  Thank you, Your Excellency Mr. Jerandi, for your contribution.  And I now give the floor to His Excellency Mr. Antony J. Blinken, Secretary of State for the United States.  Over to you, sir. SECRETARY BLINKEN:  Dominic, thank you very much, ...
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Launch of the Canadian-drafted “Declaration Against the Use of Arbitrary Detention in State-to-State Relations”

Launch of the Canadian-drafted “Declaration Against the Use of Arbitrary Detention in State-to-State Relations” 02/15/2021 12:07 PM EST Antony J. Blinken, Secretary of State I am honored to participate in the launch of this important initiative and to stand today with the international community against the use of arbitrary detention in state-to-state relations. I congratulate Canada on having led the way, especially for obtaining the endorsement of so many ...
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U.S. Decision to Reengage with the UN Human Rights Council

U.S. Decision to Reengage with the UN Human Rights Council 02/08/2021 07:12 AM EST Antony J. Blinken, Secretary of State The Biden administration has recommitted the United States to a foreign policy centered on democracy, human rights, and equality. Effective use of multilateral tools is an important element of that vision, and in that regard the President has instructed the Department of State to reengage ...
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Remarks by President Biden on America’s Place in the World

Remarks by President Biden on America’s Place in the World U.S. Department of State Headquarters Harry S. Truman Building Washington, D.C. 2:45 P.M. EST THE PRESIDENT:  Mr. Secretary, it’s great to be here with you.  And I’ve been looking forward a long time to be able to call you “Mr. Secretary.”   Good afternoon, everyone.  It’s an honor to be back at the State Department under ...
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Advancing the Human Rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Intersex Persons Around the World

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release STATEMENT BY SECRETARY ANTONY J. BLINKEN February 4, 2021 Advancing the Human Rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Intersex Persons Around the World Today, President Biden signed a Presidential Memorandum directing all U.S. government departments and agencies engaged abroad to ensure that ...
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