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Chargé d’Affaires Shawn Crowley celebrates the 75th Anniversary of Fulbright Italy

Ministero degli Affari Esteri e della Cooperazione Internazionale Palazzo della Farnesina, Roma June 5, 2023 (As prepared for delivery) Buongiorno everyone. I would like to thank Minister Tajani and the staff at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for hosting this important event. We appreciate your commitment to this outstanding binational partnership. I would also like ... Read More»

Chargé d’Affaires Shawn Crowley at the Memorial Day Commemoration Ceremony, Florence American Cemetery

Good morning, buongiorno. Division General Pietro Tornabene, Admiral Ishee, Consul General Gupta, Angel and the ABMC team, distinguished guests, veterans, ladies and gentlemen, it is an honor to be with you today on this important occasion. I am particularly grateful for the current and former members of the military in attendance. We thank you for ... Read More»

Secretary Blinken On the 2022 Report on International Religious Freedom

Good morning, everyone.  Twenty-five years ago, President Clinton signed the International Religious Freedom Act into law.  And that gave us a range of new tools to give voice to the persecuted, to empower advocates, to promote religious freedom around the world. At that time, President Clinton noted that freedom of religion was a bedrock American ... Read More»

A day to stop discrimination against LGBTQI+ people

Each year, International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia (IDAHOBIT) is commemorated in 130 countries on May 17, a date established in 1990 when the World Health Organization declassified homosexuality as a mental disorder. “We’re celebrating that LGBTQI+ people should no longer be considered mentally ill, sick, or in other ways different just because of ... Read More»