FACT SHEET: U.S-Africa Partnership in Supporting Conservation, Climate Adaptation and a Just Energy Transition

During the U.S.-African Leaders Summit, held December 13-15 in Washington DC, the United States affirmed and expanded its enduring partnerships with African governments, the private sector, civil society, and philanthropic actors in recognition of the pivotal role African governments, institutions, and peoples will play in addressing one of the greatest global challenges of our time…

Background Press Call on the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit

Via Teleconference MODERATOR:  Good morning, everyone.  This call will be on background for attribution to “senior administration officials.” For awareness, not for reporting, on the line are [senior administration official] and [senior administration official].  The contents of the call will be embargoed until the conclusion of the call. And, [senior administration official], I’ll hand it…

Ambassador Susan E. Rice Remarks to 2022 White House Tribal Nations Summit

As Prepared For Delivery: Good morning and welcome, everyone. I’m Susan Rice, President Biden’s Domestic Policy Advisor. It’s an honor to be here at the Biden Administration’s first in-person Tribal Nations Summit. I want to especially thank Secretary Haaland—my co-chair of the White House Council on Native American Affairs—for hosting us here at the Department of…

Remarks by Vice President Harris at the White House Tribal Nations Summit

Department of the InteriorWashington, D.C. 3:04 P.M. EST VICE PRESIDENT HARRIS:  Good afternoon.  Good afternoon, everyone.  Please have a seat.  Good afternoon. Chairman Mark Macarro, thank you so very much.  As he said, we have been longstanding friends.  We’ve worked together in many ways over many years.  So, thank you for your friendship and for your…

Remarks by President Biden at the White House Tribal Nations Summit

Department of the InteriorWashington, D.C. 11:57 A.M. EST THE PRESIDENT:  Hello, hello!  (Applause.)  Thank you, thank you, thank you. Please, take a seat if you have one.  I say that because one day I said, “Take a seat,” and everybody said, “He doesn’t even understand there’s no chairs out here.”  (Laughter.) Well, Deb — thank…

FACT SHEET: Biden-Harris Administration Announces New Actions to Support Indian Country and Native Communities Ahead of the Administration’s Second Tribal Nations Summit

This week, President Biden is hosting the second Tribal Nations Summit of his Administration to help foster Nation-to-Nation relationships and provide Tribal leaders with an opportunity to engage directly with senior Administration officials. Since taking office, President Biden has prioritized relationships with Tribal Nations that are built on respect for Tribal sovereignty and self-governance, honoring…

Fact Sheet: Summit for Democracy: Progress in the Year of Action

During the “Year of Action” following the first Summit for Democracy in December 2021, the United States and over 100 partner governments around the world have taken meaningful steps to build more resilient democracies, combat corruption, and defend human rights. Summit participants have undertaken important pro-democracy reforms at home, contributed to impactful multilateral initiatives, and…

Joint Statement Between Costa Rica, the Netherlands, the Republic of Korea, the Republic of Zambia, and the United States on the Announcement of the Second Summit for Democracy

Today, we the governments of Costa Rica, the Netherlands, the Republic of Korea, the Republic of Zambia, and the United States are pleased to announce that our leaders will co-host the second Summit for Democracy on March 29-30, 2023. Building on the first Summit for Democracy held in December 2021, this gathering will demonstrate how…

Electrification Summit

On Wednesday, December 14, 2022, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, Climate Policy Office, and Office of Clean Energy Innovation and Implementation will host a White House Electrification Summit to explore how electrification can help the United States meet its climate and equity goals. This event will convene energy and environmental leaders from government,…

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