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January 20, 2021

President Joseph R. Biden's Inaugural Address

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  • January 20, 2021

    National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month

    In January, the Department of State raises awareness of human trafficking domestically and abroad through U.S. embassies and consulates. We also celebrate the efforts around the world to promote this important cause. Everyone can play a part in ending human trafficking.

  • January 20, 2021

    Museum of American Diplomacy

    The National Museum of American Diplomacy will be the first museum to explain how diplomacy has been instrumental to our success as a nation and how it continues to influence our lives today.

  • January 20, 2021

    Foreign Relations of the United States

    The Foreign Relations of the United States series presents the official documentary historical record of major U.S. foreign policy decisions and significant diplomatic activity.

Leading America’s foreign policy to advance the interests and security of the American people.

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