The Week At State • A review of the week's events at the State Department, September 20 - 26, 2021

Published on 28 Sep 2021, 16:25
In “The Week at State,” President Joseph R. Biden and Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken address leaders from around the world at the 76th Session of the United Nations General Assembly, focusing on ending the COVID-19 pandemic, combatting the climate crisis, promoting human rights, and defending democracy. For the latest, visit and subscribe to our newsletter at

0:00 The Week at State Introduction
0:06 President Biden remarks to UN General Assembly
1:58 President Biden remarks at virtual Global COVID-19 Summit
3:01 Secretary Blinken remarks at virtual Global COVID-19 Summit
4:16 Secretary Blinken participates in UN Security Council meeting
5:50 Secretary Blinken press availability at UN General Assembly
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