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Secretary Antony J. Blinken Remarks to the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS)

SPEECH ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE WASHINGTON, D.C. SEPTEMBER 13, 2023 Please find the video of the full speech here. SECRETARY BLINKEN:  Thank you.  Good morning, everyone. AUDIENCE:  Good morning. SECRETARY BLINKEN:  Dean Steinberg, Jim, thank you for the honor of joining the SAIS community to help inaugurate this truly magnificent new home. Jim has contributed so much over his remarkable ... Read More»

Building Bridges to Success: Paving the Path to Sustaining the HIV/AIDS Response

Benjamin Kasdan, Acting PEPFAR Ethiopia Country Coordinator September 14, 2023 This month, PEPFAR is hosting a global “sustainability summit” with delegates from all PEPFAR countries. It will be the first time that PEPFAR brings together representatives from government, civil society, and the United States government, as well as multilateral organizations such as UNAIDS, the Global ... Read More»

22nd Anniversary of the September 11, 2001 Attacks

PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE SEPTEMBER 11, 2023 On September 11, 2001, terrorists killed nearly 3,000 people and injured more than 6,000 others in the worst attack against the homeland in our nation’s history. Today we honor their memories and stand with the families and friends of those who perished in New York City, Arlington, Virginia, and Shanksville, ... Read More»

USAID Global Health Leader Dr. Atul Gawande Promotes U.S. Health Care Priorities and Investments in Ethiopia.

Addis Ababa, September 11, 2023 – Last week, the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID’s) Assistant Administrator for Global Health Dr. Atul Gawande addressed the International Conference on Primary Health Care in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Dr. Gawande also visited U.S.-supported local health clinics and hospitals and attended a formal handover of Paxlovid (the first ... Read More»

Early Conclusion of 2023 Diversity Immigrant Visa Program

The Department of State has issued all available diversity visas for the 2023 Diversity Visa (DV) Program.  The DV Program is limited by law to issuing approximately 55,000 visas each fiscal year and that cap was reached on September 6, 2023. We acknowledge that the conclusion of the 2023 program may be disappointing to selectees ... Read More»