Development

Secretary Kerry: Remarks at the Syria Donors Conference

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Today the United States is announcing our latest contribution, which is over $925 million.

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The Global Connect Initiative: Making the Internet a Development Priority 

Earlier this month, the World Bank released its annual World Development Report — “Digital Dividends” — which unequivocally shows that Internet connectivity can boost economic growth across the developing world when accompanied by good Internet policies.

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President Obama Announces the 2016 Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Silicon Valley

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GES 2016 will welcome the best entrepreneurs and investors from around the world and connect them with their American counterparts.

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World Radiocommunication Conference Concludes in Geneva

The 2015 World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC-15) ended on November 27, after four weeks, concluding with agreements to identify additional spectrum bands for wireless broadband and approving the use of satellite links for Unmanned Aviation Systems (UAS).

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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

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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

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

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