December 1st marks the 35th World AIDS Day. This year is also the 20th Anniversary of the launch of PEPFAR: The United States President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief.
The United States government is offering a reward of up to $5 million for certain information that leads to the disruption of financial mechanisms of individuals and entities who support North Korea.
North Korea is undermining the authority of the Security Council and “how we respond ... ultimately determines our credibility,” said Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield.
“We need to identify instability, places where a lack of development, and a lack of fundamental freedoms, heightens the risk of conflict,” said Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield.
The fourth Thursday in November is Thanksgiving in the United States, a holiday celebrating the establishment of one of the earliest permanent English colonies in North America.
The United States is committed to “an open, dynamic, resilient, and peaceful Asia-Pacific community ... that enhances the prosperity of its people and future generations,” said State Secretary Antony Blinken.
Azerbaijan initiated a military offensive against the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh, prompting some 100,000 ethnic Armenians who are the majority in the region to flee en masse to Armenia.
"Because we worked together ... we were able to lead a global response that helped the world emerge from the acute phase of the COVID-19 pandemic,” said U.S. State Secretary Blinken.
President Biden and President Xi also exchanged views on a range of global issues, including Russia’s war against Ukraine and the conflict in Gaza.
“We will keep working with the Republic of Korea ... to counter Russia’s attempts to acquire military equipment from the DPRK,” said Secretary Blinken.
"It’s more important than ever that the world’s two largest democracies exchange views, find common goals, and deliver for our people,” said Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin.
Ransomware is "the very definition of a transnational threat. Attackers in one set of countries using infrastructure and another set of countries to attack victims all around the world,” said Deputy Advisor Anne Neuberger.