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Remarks by Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield at the Lewis & Clark College Commencement

To President Wiewel; Dean Suttmeier, distinguished alumni, faculty, and staff; and most importantly to the Lewis & Clark College Class of 2021: Congratulations! You did it! And you have so much to be proud of. You worked hard. Maybe you spent late nights at Watzek – or perhaps early mornings at the Co-Op. However, you ...
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Remarks at a UN Security Council Arria-Formula Meeting on the Impact of COVID-19 on Violations against Children in Situations of Armed Conflict

While we’ve all been impacted by this pandemic, the work of the Country Task Forces on Monitoring and Reporting has faced particular challenges. Their work tracking human rights violations and abuses against children has always been difficult, sensitive work. As we heard from the briefers, health precautions, teleworking, and changing dynamics on the ground have ...
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Remarks by Secretary Antony Blinken at a UN Security Council Open Debate on Multilateralism

When countries came together after World War II to form the United Nations, virtually all of human history up till then indicated that might made right. Competition inevitably led to collision. The rise of a nation or group of nations necessitated the fall of others. Then our nations united in choosing a different path. We ...
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U.S. Statement on Strengthening Health Systems during ECOSOC Development Cooperation Forum

USAID’s ten-year Vision for Health System Strengthening 2030 underscores the importance of integrated approaches - leveraging the strengths of the private sector, public health and NGOs. It highlights the inclusion of all stakeholders such as communities; and it emphasizes the need for locally driven solutions and social and behavioral change.
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