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Secretary Blinken to Release 2023 International Religious Freedom Report

Secretary Blinken to Release 2023 International Religious Freedom Report

Secretary Blinken will deliver on-camera remarks for the release of the 2023 International Religious Freedom Report on Wednesday, June 26, 2024, at 11:30 a.m. in the Treaty Room at the U.S. Department of State.  This event will be livestreamed on www.state.gov

Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom Rashad Hussain will deliver remarks following those of Secretary Blinken.

Freedom of religion or belief is both a core American value and a universal human right.  Mandated by the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998, the annual International Religious Freedom Report details the status of religious freedom in 199 foreign countries and territories and describes U.S. actions to advance religious freedom worldwide.  

The International Religious Freedom Report will be available to the public on www.state.gov following the Secretary’s remarks.

Please submit any media inquiries via the web form located on the “Information for Journalists” page and follow @IRF_Ambassador and @StateIRF on X to learn more about the Department’s efforts to advance religious freedom around the world.

For the event, pre-set time for video cameras is 10:45 a.m. from the 23rd Street entrance.  Final access time for writers and stills is 11:10 a.m. from the 23rd Street entrance.

Media representatives may attend these events upon presentation of one of the following:  (1) a U.S. Government-issued identification card (Department of State, White House, Congress, Department of Defense or Foreign Press Center), (2) a media-issued photo identification card, or (3) a letter from their employer on letterhead verifying their employment as a journalist, accompanied by an official photo identification card (driver’s license, passport).

Official news published at https://www.state.gov/secretary-blinken-to-release-2023-international-religious-freedom-report/

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