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  • Ambassador Yohannes with American Club President Joseph Smallhoover
    April 7, 2015: Ambassador Yohannes Addresses the American Club of Paris

    Ambassador Yohannes spoke of the OECD and its value to the United States. Calling the organization "an extension of U.S. foreign policy," he outlined the many ways the OECD benefits U.S. business, taxpayers and others.  

  • Women's Day panel
    March 6, 2015: International Women's Day Panel Discussion

    At a panel discussion organized in honor of International Women's Day, Ambassador Yohannes called on the OECD and its partners to renew their efforts to achieve gender equality. 

  • U.S. and Philippine officials.
    Ambassador Receives Order of Sikatuna

    October 30, 2014: Ambassador Yohannes receives the Citation of the Order of Sikatuna with the rank of Grand Cross, Silver Distinction from Philippine Ambassador to France Ma. Theresa P. Lazaro. 

  • U.S. Officials at the Nuclear Energy Agency Steering Committee meeting.
    Nuclear Energy Agency Steering Committee Meeting

    October 30, 2014: Attendees of the 129th session of the NEA Steering Committee (left to right): Department of Energy Deputy Assistant Secretary of Nuclear Energy for Fuel Cycle Dr. John Herczeg, Department of Energy Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Energy Dr. Peter Lyons, Deputy Permanent Representative to the OECD Peter Haas, Energy Attaché Giulia Bisconti. 

  • Officials at a table.(State Department Photo)
    International Energy Agency Governing Board Meeting

    October 15, 2014: Ambassador Yohannes attended the International Energy Agency Governing Board meeting, which unveiled key findings in the World Energy Outlook 2014-Special Report on Africa.  

  • Assistant Secretary of State Charles Rivkin speaks with CNBC (US Mission Image)
    OECD Forum and Ministerial Council Meeting

    May 5-7, 2014: A high-level United States delegation participated in the OECD Forum and Ministerial Meeting. 

  • officials (US Mission Photo)
    Advancing LGBT Rights in Global Economic Forum

    February 12, 2014: The United States and the Netherlands launched a call to action urging the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development to include Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) issues in its ongoing and future work on economic inclusiveness.