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Department Press Briefing – August 3, 2021

2:32 p.m. EDT MR PRICE: Okay, we have a few things at the top, and then we will get right to your questions. Today, as you have heard, we announced a major milestone in the administration’s global vaccination efforts. The United States has now donated and shipped over 110 million vaccines around the world. In […]

Covid-19 Vaccine Immunity and the Impact of Variants

THE WASHINGTON FOREIGN PRESS CENTER, WASHINGTON, D.C. (Virtual) MODERATOR:  Good afternoon and welcome to the Washington Foreign Press Center briefing on COVID-19 vaccine immunity and the impact of variants.  My name is Jen McAndrew, and I am today’s moderator. As the Delta variant becomes the dominant strain of the COVID-19 pandemic, scientists are working to understand the role variants will […]

Department Press Briefing – April 29, 2021

2:45 p.m. EDT MR PRICE: Okay. Good afternoon. A couple things at the top before we turn to your questions. First, reflecting the United States’ solidarity with India as it battles a new wave of COVID-19 cases, the United States is delivering supplies worth more than $100 million in the coming days to provide urgent […]

OBO Industry Advisory Group Members

Dr. Jeralee Anderson PhD, PE President/CEO Greenroads International Dr. Jeralee Anderson manages the daily operations and programs of Greenroads International (, a nonprofit organization focused on education and certification of sustainable transportation infrastructure located in Seattle, Washington. She received her doctorate in sustainability and civil engineering from the University of Washington as well as a […]

Understanding America: From Slavery to Stacey Abrams: The Year of the Black Woman

THE WASHINGTON FOREIGN PRESS CENTER, WASHINGTON, D.C. (Virtual) MODERATOR:  Good morning, everyone, and thank you for joining us today.  My name is Doris Robinson, and I am the moderator for today’s briefing.  Today’s briefing is part of the Foreign Press Center’s series on Understanding America, entitled, “From Slavery to Stacey Abrams: The Year of the […]

2020 END Wildlife Trafficking Strategic Review

Report to Congress on Strategic Review of Task Force Eliminate, Neutralize, and Disrupt Wildlife Trafficking Act of 2016 PL 114-231, Sec. 301(d) 2020 Strategic Review Read the 2020 END Wildlife Trafficking Report. The Eliminate, Neutralize, and Disrupt Wildlife Trafficking Act (P.L. 114-231; 16 U.S.C. §§ 7601-7644) (the “END Act”) directs the Presidential Task Force on Wildlife […]

Report to Congress on An Analysis of Anti-Money Laundering Efforts Related to Human Trafficking

Pursuant to Section 7154(a) of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020 (Div. F., P.L. 116-92), the Departments of State (State) and the Treasury (Treasury), on behalf of the President’s Interagency Task Force to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons (PITF),1 submit this analysis of anti-money laundering (AML) efforts of the U.S. government […]

Key Topics – Bureau of Intelligence and Research

INR 2025: Intelligence Empowering Diplomacy The Bureau of Intelligence and Research (INR) is a bureau of the Department of state and a member of the Intelligence Community (IC). INR’s mission is to deliver and coordinate timely, objective intelligence that advances U.S. diplomacy for the purpose of safeguarding peace and prosperity for the American people. The […]

Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs: Egypt Summary

The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) works to keep Americans safe at home by countering international crime, illegal drugs, and instability abroad. INL helps countries deliver justice and fairness by strengthening their police, courts, and corrections systems. These efforts reduce the amount of crime and illegal drugs […]

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