Readout of President Biden’s Meeting with President Andrzej Duda of Poland

14 June 2021 President Biden spoke today on the margins of the NATO Summit with President Andrzej Duda of Poland. The President reiterated his support for NATO’s strengthened defense and deterrence agenda and his resolute commitment to the defense of Allies on NATO’s eastern flank, including Poland. He discussed his plans for the upcoming summit …

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Statement by President Joe Biden on the First Anniversary of George Floyd’s Murder

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 a few seconds ago. …

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Statement by President Joe Biden on Diversion of Ryanair Flight and Arrest of Journalist in Belarus

MAY 24, 2021 Belarus’s forced diversion of a commercial Ryanair flight, traveling between two member states of the European Union, and subsequent removal and arrest of Raman Pratasevich, a Belarusian journalist traveling abroad, are a direct affront to international norms. The United States condemns in the strongest possible terms both the diversion of the plane …

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Statement by President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. on International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia

MAY 17, 2021 Jill and I are proud to recognize the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia — the anniversary of the day in 1990 when the World Health Organization took the long overdue step of declassifying ‘homosexuality’ as a mental disorder. So much has changed for the LGBTQI+ community since that day — …

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Readout of President Joseph R. Biden, Jr.’s Participation in the Bucharest Nine Virtual Summit

MAY 10, 2021 President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. spoke today with NATO’s eastern flank Allies in a virtual summit of the Bucharest Nine (B9) countries hosted by Presidents Klaus Iohannis of Romania and Andrzej Duda of Poland. President Biden underscored his commitment to rebuilding alliances and strengthening Transatlantic relations. He conveyed his desire for closer …

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A Proclamation on Jewish American Heritage Month, 2021

APRIL 30, 2021 The Jewish American experience is a story of faith, fortitude, and progress.  It is a quintessential American experience — one that is connected to key tenets of American identity, including our Nation’s commitment to freedom of religion and conscience.  This month, we honor Jewish Americans — past and present — who have …

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A Proclamation on World Intellectual Property Day, 2021

APRIL 23, 2021 This year, on World Intellectual Property Day, we celebrate the innovators and creators who enrich our lives and create the products, services, companies, and industries of tomorrow.  We especially recognize the power of intellectual property protection in allowing our small businesses to compete, thrive, and play their important role as the heart …

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FACT SHEET: Imposing Costs for Harmful Foreign Activities by the Russian Government

APRIL 15, 2021 The Biden administration has been clear that the United States desires a relationship with Russia that is stable and predictable. We do not think that we need to continue on a negative trajectory. However, we have also been clear—publicly and privately—that we will defend our national interests and impose costs for Russian …

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A Proclamation on Days of Remembrance of Victims of the Holocaust, 2021

APRIL 04, 2021 On Yom HaShoah — Holocaust Remembrance Day — we stand in solidarity with the Jewish people in America, Israel, and around the world to remember and reflect on the horrors of the Holocaust. An estimated six million Jews perished alongside millions of other innocent victims — Roma and Sinti, Slavs, disabled persons, …

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President Biden Invites 40 World Leaders to Leaders Summit on Climate

MARCH 26, 2021 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 later, …

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Statement by President Biden on the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

MARCH 21, 2021 One of the core values and beliefs that should bring us together as Americans is standing against hate and racism, even as we acknowledge that systemic racism and white supremacy are ugly poisons that have long plagued the United States. We must change the laws that enable discrimination in our country, and …

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Statement by President Biden on International Women’s Day

MARCH 08, 2021 Women’s history is American history — and world history. On International Women’s Day, we celebrate the achievements, contributions, and progress of women and girls in the United States and around the globe. My Administration is committed to honoring women by investing in their opportunity, security, and wellbeing. I was proud to issue …

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A Proclamation on Women’s History Month, 2021

MARCH 01, 2021 Each year, Women’s History Month offers an important opportunity for us to shine a light on the extraordinary legacy of trailblazing American women and girls who have built, shaped, and improved upon our Nation. Throughout American history, women and girls have made vital contributions, often in the face of discrimination and undue …

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Remarks by President Biden at the 2021 Virtual Munich Security Conference

FEBRUARY 19, 2021 East Room 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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Advancing the Human Rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Intersex Persons Around the World

PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE FEBRUARY 4, 2021 Today, President Biden signed a Presidential Memorandum directing all U.S. government departments and agencies engaged abroad to ensure that U.S. diplomacy and foreign assistance promote and protect the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and intersex (LGBTQI+) persons around the world. The …

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Remarks by President Biden on America’s Place in the World

FEBRUARY 04, 2021 U.S. Department of State Headquarters Harry S. Truman Building Washington, D.C. 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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A Proclamation on National Black History Month, 2021

FEBRUARY 03, 2021   This February, during Black History Month, I call on the American people to honor the history and achievements of Black Americans and to reflect on the centuries of struggle that have brought us to this time of reckoning, redemption, and hope. We have never fully lived up to the founding principles …

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Statement by President Joe Biden On Black History Month

FEBRUARY 01, 2021 This February, during Black History Month, I call on the American people to honor the history and achievements of Black Americans and to reflect on the centuries of struggle that have brought us to this time of reckoning, redemption, and hope. We have never fully lived up to the founding principles of …

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