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Launch of OPIC 2X Africa and African Women’s Economic Empowerment Dialogue

Today, in front of women leaders and entrepreneurs at the UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) in Addis Ababa, Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump and Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) Acting President and CEO David Bohigian launched OPIC 2X Africa, a W-GDP initiative, which seeks to directly invest $350 million to help mobilize $1 ...
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Readout from Advisor to the President’s Meeting with African Union Deputy Chairperson Kwesi Quartey and Signing of Communique

Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump, USAID Administrator Mark Green and Acting OPIC President and CEO Dave Bohigian met with African Union Deputy Chairperson Kwesi Quartey to discuss ways to catalyze the potential of women in the workforce, and the goal of the W-GDP to prioritize women’s empowerment as a key driver to spur economic growth in Africa.  To deepen the United States’- African Union Commission partnership, they renewed a commitment to strengthen women’s ...
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African Union Commission and the United States Commit to Advance Women’s Economic Empowerment and Entrepreneurship

AFRICAN UNION COMMISSION AND THE UNITED STATES COMMIT TO ADVANCE WOMEN’S ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP Joint Communique   Addis Ababa,15 April 2019: Amb. Kwesi Quartey, Deputy Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC), received Ivanka Trump, Advisor to the President of the United States of America (USA), at the African Union Headquarters in Addis Ababa, ...
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US Statement to PSC on the Prevention of the Ideology of Hate Genocide and Hate Crimes

Statement by the United States to the PSC on the Prevention of the Ideology of Hate, Genocide, and Hate Crimes in Africa April 3, 2019   Excellencies, Good morning. The United States is committed to the prevention of mass atrocities and genocide worldwide. The mass killing of civilians is an affront to our common humanity ...
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Statement by the United States to the Peace and Security Council Open Session, “Climate Change Funding in Line with the Africa Adaptation Initiative”

Statement by the United States to the AU’s Peace and Security Council Open Session, “Climate Change Funding in Line with the Africa Adaptation Initiative” February 19, 2019   The United States recognizes the African Union, as the leading regional organization on the continent, has a significant role to play in advancing climate adaptation efforts.  We ...
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