2021 Press Releases


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Last updated: November 11, 2021

November 30, 2021

I think the spirit of the Democracy Summit is that many countries now, including the United States, are dealing with these challenges at the same time. And we have a lot to learn from our engagements internationally as well. Fom how people keep their elections safe; what are the best tools to fight vaccine hesitancy? We haven't cracked the code on that; we've made some headway. The sources of vaccine hesitancy and the disinformation is different in every country I visit. I was just in Moldova where vaccination rates are quite low, and a lot of that, again has to do with what certain actors are putting on the internet, but also certain traditions that lead communities not to trust government.

November 24, 2021

November 25 marks the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, and the beginning of an important global advocacy campaign, the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence.

November 23, 2021

Good morning everybody, thank you for gathering. Thank you Karen for your heartfelt introduction which we can always count on. Such a deep relationship with all the people we get to send out into the world. It’s a great pleasure to have the chance to swear in our next Mission Director to Indonesia: proud Michigan State alum, passionate fan of the band Phish, and Detroit Tiger devotee, Jeff Cohen

November 23, 2021

Today, Administrator Samantha Power spoke with President Faustin-Archange Touadéra of the Central African Republic (CAR) to discuss the growing humanitarian emergency in CAR. Administrator Power expressed concern with the severe deterioration of the food security situation in the country, where an estimated 2.6 million people—approximately 60 percent of the country’s population—are now experiencing acute food insecurity, and she highlighted the urgent need to remove barriers to reaching populations in need. She raised concerns with the worsening security conditions, as well as reports of grave human rights violations, and expressed the United States’ commitment to supporting inclusive peace in CAR.

November 23, 2021

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is providing an additional $8.9 million in humanitarian assistance for the people of the Central African Republic (CAR). The announcement follows Administrator Samantha Power’s call today with Central African Republic President Faustin-Archange Touadéra.