Embassy Statement on Progress on the Prevention of Child Soldiers in Mali

The United States applauds recent actions taken to protect Malian children from involvement in armed conflict.  The agreement recently signed between Platform, a coalition of signatory movements, and the United Nations reflects well on the commitment to protect vulnerable children from being drawn into armed conflict and is evidence of the recognition that measures must ...
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Statement by President Joe Biden on the Occasion of Eid al-Adha

JULY 19, 2021 STATEMENTS AND RELEASES Jill and I send our warmest greetings to those celebrating Eid al-Adha around the world. The Eid traditions and Hajj rituals of providing for those less fortunate in commemoration of Abraham and his son’s devotion to God carry a special meaning this year as we continue to navigate the ...
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President Biden Announces Historic Vaccine Donation: Half a Billion Pfizer Vaccines to the World’s Lowest-Income Nations

The White House June 10, 2021 Statements and Releases 500 million life-saving vaccines to be delivered by June of next year, including 200 million to be delivered by the end of 2021 Donation will serve as the foundation for a coordinated effort by the world’s democracies to vaccinate people around the world   Today, President Biden will announce ...
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Statement by President Joe Biden on the Occasion of World Press Freedom Day

MAY 03, 2021 •  STATEMENTS AND RELEASES Thirty years ago today, in the face of constant pressure and violence, African journalists came together to issue the Windhoek Declaration, which asserted that, “[t]he establishment, maintenance and fostering of an independent, pluralistic and free press is essential to the development and maintenance of democracy in a nation, and for economic development.”  ...
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World Press Freedom Day

PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE MAY 2, 2021 Share 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 ...
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Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs David Hale’s Remarks to the International Coalition for the Sahel Ministerial

DAVID HALE, UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE FOR POLITICAL AFFAIRS MARCH 19, 2021 Let me start by joining others in expressing condolences for the loss of life in the recent horrific attacks in Mali and Niger. Secretary Blinken is in Alaska. He regrets he could not join you today and sends his best wishes. As Secretary Blinken said ...
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On the Occasion of Eid al-Adha

Press Statement Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State July 31, 2020 On the occasion of Eid al-Adha, we wish Muslims in the United States and around the world Eid Mubarak.  Eid al-Adha is a time for compassion, generosity, and sacrifice – values demonstrated by Abraham’s commitment to God.  Eid marks the end of Hajj, the annual pilgrimage to Mecca normally performed ...
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Statement from U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Regarding White House Actions to Combat Violence in Mali

On July 26, President Trump signed an executive order to address the deteriorating security situation in Mali. Extremist groups are exploiting ethnic tensions and expanding their networks well outside Mali’s borders. The UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) has faced more violence and danger than any other peacekeeping mission in UN history. We ...
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President Trump’s National Strategy for Counterterrorism

Press Statement Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State Washington, DC October 4, 2018 Today’s terrorist threats are more complex, fluid, and fast-moving than ever. Terrorist groups and networks such as al-Qa`ida, ISIS, and Iranian-supported terrorists continue to target us, our allies, and partners. We must combat these threats through a comprehensive and coordinated approach. Earlier ...
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