32 Countries Launch the Partnership for Atlantic Cooperation

Thirty-two coastal Atlantic countries across four continents adopted a Declaration on Atlantic Cooperation launching the Partnership for Atlantic Cooperation today on the margins of the United Nations General Assembly in New York. This new multilateral forum brings together an unprecedented number of coastal Atlantic countries across Africa, Europe, North America, South America, and the Caribbean. ... Read More»

Statement by Secretary Antony Blinken on Uruguay’s National Day

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release STATEMENT BY SECRETARY ANTONY J. BLINKEN “On behalf of the people of the United States, I congratulate the people of Uruguay on the 198th anniversary of your independence. The strong partnership between Uruguay and the United States is built on our shared values and ... Read More»

Report on Trafficking in Persons 2023 (Uruguay Segment)

2023 Trafficking in Persons Report: Uruguay URUGUAY (Tier 2) The Government of Uruguay does not fully meet the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking but is making significant efforts to do so. The government demonstrated overall increasing efforts compared to the previous reporting period, considering the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, if any, on ... Read More»

The Passing of Former Prime Minister of Japan Abe Shinzo

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release STATEMENT BY SECRETARY ANTONY J. BLINKEN July 8, 2022 The Passing of Former Prime Minister of Japan Abe Shinzo Together with the people of the United States, I offer my sincerest condolences on the tragic passing of former Prime Minister of Japan Abe Shinzo. ... Read More»

Sanctioning Cuban Security Forces in Response to Violent Repression of Protests

Sanctioning Cuban Security Forces in Response to Violent Repression of Protests ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE PRESS STATEMENT JULY 22, 2021 Starting on July 11, tens of thousands of Cubans in dozens of cities and towns throughout their country took to the streets to peacefully demand respect for their fundamental freedoms and a better ... Read More»

Report on Trafficking in Persons 2021 (Uruguay Segment)

Report on Trafficking in Persons 2021 (Uruguay Segment)   URUGUAY: Tier 2 The Government of Uruguay does not fully meet the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking but is making significant efforts to do so. The government demonstrated overall increasing efforts compared to the previous reporting period, considering the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, ... Read More»

Secretary Antony J. Blinken At the 2021 Trafficking in Persons Report Launch Ceremony

Secretary Antony J. Blinken At the 2021 Trafficking in Persons Report Launch Ceremony REMARKS ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE DR. KARI JOHNSTONE, ACTING DIRECTOR OFFICE TO MONITOR AND COMBAT TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS BEN FRANKLIN ROOM WASHINGTON, D.C. JULY 1, 2021 MS JOHNSTONE: Good afternoon, and welcome. My name is Kari Johnstone. I am the ... Read More»

Secretary Antony J. Blinken on Release of the 2020 International Religious Freedom Report

REMARKS TO THE PRESS ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE PRESS BRIEFING ROOM WASHINGTON, DC MAY 12, 2021 MR PRICE: Good morning, everyone, and thank you for joining us today. I’m very pleased to have the opportunity to introduce Secretary Blinken, who will speak to the Department’s International Religious Freedom Report. We will then hear ... Read More»

Secretary Antony J. Blinken On Release of the 2020 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices

Secretary Antony J. Blinken On Release of the 2020 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices REMARKS TO THE PRESS ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE PRESS BRIEFING ROOM WASHINGTON, D.C. MARCH 30, 2021 MR PRICE:  Good afternoon.  Today I have the privilege of welcoming back to the press briefing room Secretary Blinken.  It’s especially a ... Read More»
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