U.S. Statement at Trade Policy Review of the Southern African Customs Union

Overall, two-way U.S.-SACU trade in goods grew by 40 percent to $16 billion between 2009 and 2014. Each SACU member country has exported a variety of products to the United States under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) and the U.S. Generalized System of Preferences (GSP).

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Ambassador Hamamoto: GER Initiative Spurs Entrepreneurship on A Global Scale

Today is about simplifying business registration on a global scale. The goal is to establish a transparent, user-friendly business registration platform in every country.

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Secretary Kerry: Joint Press Availability with Haitian President Michel Martelly

John Kerry Haiti Visit

Kerry: “Haiti’s future depends on the unity of its people and on your ability to develop strong and stable democratic institutions.”

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Remarks by United States Mission Charge d’Affaires Allegra at UNCTAD Trade and Development Board High-Level Session on “The Role of Women as Catalysts for Trade and Development”

The United States believes gender equality is critical to our shared goals of prosperity, stability, and peace. That are the words we use; promoting gender equality is the action we need. One of the United States’ foremost foreign policy considerations is the integration of the rights of women and girls.

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White House Honors Young Women Empowering their Communities as “Champions of Change”

WASHINGTON, DC – Tomorrow, Tuesday, September 15th, the White House will honor eleven young women as “Champions of Change” who are empowering their communities. In addition to honoring these young people for their courage and contributions, the goal of the event is to inspire girls and young women to recognize their potential for leadership — as educators, advocates, peer-mentors, artists and entrepreneurs — and to appreciate that they can be leaders in their own way and in their own style.

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Remarks by USTR Michael Froman at the Opening Ceremony of the 2015 AGOA Forum


We need to make sure AGOA’s potential is fully explored and its benefits fully utilized.

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U.S. and Gabon co-host the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) Forum in Libreville

The 2015 Forum will celebrate the recent reauthorization and the important role of women, civil society, and the private sector in promoting trade, expanding inclusive and sustainable economic growth, and generating prosperity.

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Remarks by the President and U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon After Bilateral Meeting

President Obama and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

The United Nations continues to stand working with the U.S. government. We really appreciate your strong leadership and support, and strong, generous humanitarian assistance to many places of conflict.

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Remarks at the Closing of the Intergovernmental Negotiations on the Post-2015 Development Agenda

We are pleased to join consensus on this visionary, transformative and ambitious agenda.

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Ambassador Power’s Statement on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

After more than three years of intense negotiations, the world has finally agreed on an ambitious and transformative 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

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