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National Human Trafficking Prevention Month 2023

PRESS STATMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE JANUARY 19, 2023 Human trafficking is a crime that deprives millions of people of their dignity and freedom. An estimated 27.6 million are currently victims of trafficking worldwide, and, sadly, many of them are often hidden right in front of us. To properly tackle this crime, it will take a commitment from each ...
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Secretary Blinken’s Call with Ethiopian Prime Minister Ahmed

READOUT OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON JANUARY 21, 2023 The below is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke today with Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed regarding the significant progress to date on implementation of the November 2 Cessation of Hostilities Agreement, including the ongoing withdrawal of Eritrean troops from northern Ethiopia.  The Secretary welcomed ...
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Ambassador Jacobson Visits Jimma to Highlight U.S. Engagement in Oromia Region

Jimma, January 13, 2023 – Ambassador Tracey Jacobson, Chargé d’Affaires of the U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa, visited Jimma City in the Oromia region to reopen the American hub for culture and education, the “Jimma American Corner,” and to meet with local leaders to discuss challenges and opportunities.   The visit highlighted U.S. cooperation, the ...
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PEPFAR’s Country/Regional Operational Plans

We want to hear from you! PEPFAR’s Country/Regional Operational Plans reflect our commitment to transparency, impact, equity, & stakeholder involvement. Draft COP/ROP23 & FY24 Technical Considerations documents are open for public comment until Jan. 23. For COP/ROP23 Guidance, click here [4 MB] . To provide your feedback on the draft guidance, click here  and to access the draft FY24 Technical Considerations, ...
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The United States mourns the passing of His Holiness Benedict XVI

“The United States mourns the passing of His Holiness Benedict XVI, Pope Emeritus – a holy man, witness to faith, and once Shepherd of the Catholic faithful. Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI was a dedicated leader and was committed to interfaith dialogue. He was an advocate for vulnerable persons, including refugees, internally displaced persons, and migrants. ...
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