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

PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE FEBRUARY 24, 2021 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 are held accountable. Promoting respect for human rights is not something we can do alone, but is best accomplished working with our allies and partners ...
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Remarks by President Biden at the 2021 Virtual Munich Security Conference

East Room February 19, 2021 THE PRESIDENT:  Thank you, Mr. Ambassador.  And it’s great to be with Angela and Emmanuel.  We just spent part of — from Washington’s perspective — the morning together.  But I want to say hello to everyone and thanks, you — at the Munich Conference for hosting this special session. For ...
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Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships is Reestablished

FACT SHEET: President Biden Reestablishes the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships February 14, 2021 Biden-Harris administration commits to promoting partnerships with faith-based and neighborhood organizations to help people in need; announces Melissa Rogers as Executive Director and Josh Dickson as Deputy Director Today, President Biden is signing an executive order reestablishing the ...
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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  Press Statement Antony J. Blinken, Secretary Of State February 8, 2021 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 ...
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President Biden on America’s Place in the World

U.S. Department of State Headquarters Harry S. Truman Building Washington, D.C February 4, 2021 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 ...
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