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Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken will deliver on-camera remarks to release the 2021 Congressional Report Pursuant to the Elie Wiesel Genocide and Atrocities Prevention Act on Monday, July 12, 2021, at 2:00 p.m. in the Press Briefing Room at the Department of State.

Acting Assistant Secretary for Conflict and Stabilization Operations Robert Faucher will deliver remarks and take questions in the Briefing Room immediately following Secretary Blinken’s remarks.

The 2021 Elie Wiesel Act report is the third since the law’s signing on January 14, 2019.  It provides a required update on the U.S. government’s efforts to prevent and respond to atrocities based on a global assessment of ongoing atrocities and countries at risk of atrocities.  The report covers the period from July 2020 to May 2021.

Instructions for embargoed access to the report will be sent to members of the press on Monday, July 12, at approximately 9:30 a.m. The entire report is EMBARGOED until the start of the press briefing. The report will be available to the public on following the Secretary’s remarks.

This event will be pooled press coverage only and livestreamed on

The Department Press Briefing with Spokesperson Ned Price will immediately follow this event.

For further information, please contact the Office of Press Relations at

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