This Week At State • A review of the week’s events at the State Department, April 5 – April 11, 2021

From U.S. Department of State

Media  – #ThisWeekatState​, Secretary Blinken delivered remarks on the global COVID-19 response and announced the appointment of new Coordinator for Global COVID Response and Health Security Gayle Smith.

Special Envoy Kerry provided remarks at a virtual World Bank-IMF meeting on climate change. And the Department commemorated the Yom HaShoah Holocaust Days of Remembrance and released the 2021 To Walk the Earth in Safety (TWEIS) report. For the latest, visit

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