Background Press Call by Senior Administration Officials Previewing the Quad Leaders Summit and Bilateral Meeting with India

Via Teleconference (September 23, 2021) 5:47 P.M. EDT MODERATOR:  Thanks a lot, Grace.  And thanks, everyone, for joining us this evening. Just to set us off with some ground rules, this call is on background, attributed to “senior administration officials.”  And the contents of this call are embargoed until Friday, September 24th, at 6:00 a.m. …

Chair’s Summary: UN Food Systems Summit

The 2021 UN Food Systems Summit is an extension of longstanding U.S. leadership and investment in ending hunger, malnutrition, and poverty and building more sustainable, equitable, and resilient food systems. During the UN General Assembly, President Biden previewed the United States’ commitment to $10 billion in multi-year initiatives to strengthen food security and nutrition for…

Meeting of the Major Economies on Energy and Climate September 17, 2021: Chair’s Summary

On September 17, 2021, President Biden convened the Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate (MEF), as a follow-up to the convening of that group during his Leaders Summit on Climate in April.  Participants underscored the urgency of strengthening climate ambition ahead of the UN Climate Change Conference of Parties (COP 26) in Glasgow and beyond, and many announced their support…

Background Press Call on the Administration’s Climate Policy

Via Teleconference 3:35 P.M. EDT MODERATOR:  Hello, everyone.  Welcome to a briefing on the administration’s climate policy.  Today, our on-background call will have as its speaker [senior administration official].  As this call is on background, for the purpose of this call, our speaker will be referred to as a “senior administration official.”  The contents of…

Statement by Press Secretary Jen Psaki on the Quad Leaders Summit

President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. will host the first-ever Quad Leaders Summit at the White House on September 24. President Biden is looking forward to welcoming to the White House Prime Minister Scott Morrison of Australia, Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India, and Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga of Japan. The Biden-Harris Administration has made elevating…

President Biden to Convene Leaders’ Summit for Democracy

The President has said that the challenge of our time is to demonstrate that democracies can deliver by improving the lives of their own people and by addressing the greatest problems facing the wider world. In his first six months in office, the President has reinvigorated democracy at home, vaccinating 70% of population, passing the American Rescue…

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