Summit for Democracy Summary of Proceedings

Calling the defense of democracy “the defining challenge of our time,” on December 9-10, 2021, President Biden convened world leaders in the first-ever Summit for Democracy, a gathering that spurred dialogue and initiated concrete action toward global democratic renewal. The Summit brought together more than 275 participants, representing governments, multilateral institutions, activists, journalists, parliamentarians, human…

Remarks by President Biden at the Summit for Democracy Closing Session

South Court AuditoriumEisenhower Executive Office Building 1:57 P.M. EST THE PRESIDENT:  Thank you, everyone for participating in the Summit for Democracy and for renewing our dedication to the shared values that are the root of our national and international strength. In the lead-up to this gathering, over the last two days, we’ve heard government leaders, as well…

Remarks by Vice President Harris at the Summit for Democracy

South Court AuditoriumEisenhower Executive Office Building 1:34 P.M. EST THE VICE PRESIDENT:  Thank you, Governor Janet Mills.  It’s good to see you, and thank you for your leadership and your friendship. Well, good afternoon, everyone.  It is an honor to join leaders from around the world as we conclude the first day of the Summit For Democracy.  As…

Fact Sheet: Biden-Harris Administration Announces Plans for $11 Billion to End Malnutrition at Global Nutrition Summit

“By investing in locally-designed and led nutrition programs, applying the evidence of what works, and adapting quickly, we can prevent child malnutrition, even in the time of COVID, and build a healthier world for everyone.”    USAID Administrator Samantha Power2021 Tokyo Nutrition for Growth Summit At the 2021 Tokyo Nutrition for Growth Summit, U.S. Agency…

Remarks by President Biden, Prime Minister Trudeau of Canada, and President López Obrador of Mexico Before North American Leaders’ Summit

East Room 5:23 P.M. EST PRESIDENT BIDEN:  All right, please sit down.  Well, it’s an honor — I assume this is on.  It’s an honor to — to welcome our two closest neighbors to the White House today: President López Obrador and Prime Minister Trudeau.  I want to thank them for joining me in this first North…

Background Press Call by Senior Administration Officials Previewing the North American Leaders’ Summit (NALS)

Via Teleconference (November 17, 2021) 3:45 P.M. EST MODERATOR:  Good afternoon, everyone.  And thank you for your patience (inaudible) the call.  Apologies for the delay. Today’s call is going to be on background to preview tomorrow’s North American Leaders’ Summit.  The speakers will be attributed to as “senior administration officials” — SAOs.  The contents of…

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

As Prepared For Delivery: Greetings, everyone. I hope you’re enjoying the first Biden-Harris Tribal Nations Summit. After a four-year hiatus, it is great to be able to host this Nation-to-Nation Summit once again. And, I’m honored to join so many distinguished Tribal leaders and Administration colleagues in this important convening. As President Biden’s Domestic Policy…

Remarks by President Biden at the Tribal Nations Summit

Via TeleconferenceSouth Court Auditorium 11:50 A.M. EST THE PRESIDENT:  Thank you, Madam Secretary.  And I say to the press, “Excuse my back.”  (The President turns to the video call screen behind him.)  Next time in Washington, okay?  I see you all up on the board behind me, and I hope we do this in person.  I…

FACT SHEET: Renewed U.S. Leadership in Glasgow Raises Ambition to Tackle Climate Crisis

International Community Put Forward Innovative Efforts to Build a Clean Energy Economy and Create Jobs  The United States Will Continue to Push for Action Beyond Glasgow and Keep 1.5 Degrees Celsius Goal Alive  On day one at the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26), President Joe Biden made clear that Glasgow must raise global ambition during this decisive decade of climate action…

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