All articles from: December, 2012

USAID Partners to Improve Primary Education in Senegal

Senegalese students participated in International Education Week activities at the U.S. Embassy in Dakar in November.

The Partnership to Improve Elementary Reading and Math will work directly with the ministry as well as other partners, including the World Bank, the Global Partnership for Education, and additional bilateral donors France, Canada and Japan.

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USAID’s Shah on Children in Adversity Action Plan

This action plan represents the work of more than seven different agencies across the government—and remains one of finest examples of interagency collaboration and coordination we’ve seen in recent years.

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Inauguration Celebrates Continuity of American Democracy

The oath of office has been taken 56 times since George Washington first spoke the words in 1789.

Many inaugural events have been added since 1789, but the steps that the president-elect follows to take the constitutionally mandated oath of office, the central event of the inauguration, are essentially unchanged.

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Russia, U.S. to Improve Intellectual Property Rights Protection

U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk

The United States and Russia have agreed to an Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Action Plan to improve IPR protection and enforcement.

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The Eleventh WTO Trade Policy Review of the United States of America

Ambassador Michael Punke

The United States is committed to continuing this fight, as the alternative would be a self-defeating spiral of actions that would damage our shared efforts at economic recovery and growth.

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State Dept. Fact Sheet on Energy Diplomacy in 21st Century

“Energy cuts across the entirety of U.S. foreign policy. It’s a matter of national security and global stability. It’s at the heart of the global economy. It’s also an issue of democracy and human rights.” Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

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USAID, Partners Will Support Women Entrepreneurs in Africa

This partnership will present opportunities for women mobile money agents to become profitable while at the same time attracting and retaining new customers.

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The Eleventh WTO Trade Policy Review of the United States of America

WTO-TPR graphic

The United States places a high value on the trade policy review process, which we believe today – more than ever – remains vitally important for promoting greater awareness and understanding of Members’ trade policies and practices.

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Statement by the United States at the December 17, 2012, DSB Meeting

The United States provided a status report in this dispute on December 6, 2012, in accordance with Article 21.6 of the DSU.

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U.S. Expresses Deep Concern Over Airstrike Killing Palestinian Refugees in Syria

These latest attacks mark a significant and alarming escalation of the conflict in Syria. All parties must stop unlawful attacks on civilians and comply with international law.

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