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In Paris, Vice President Harris and Second Gentleman Emhoff Underline Importance of Multilateral Diplomacy

During their trip to Paris in early November, Vice President Kamala Harris and Second Gentleman Douglas Emhoff underlined the U.S. commitment to multilateral diplomacy, and the importance of international cooperation on global challenges from climate change to sustainable and equitable recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. Vice President Harris commended the work of the U.S. Mission ...
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The United States chairs OECD 60th Anniversary Ministerial Council Meeting, October 5-6, 2021

As the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) celebrates its 60th year, the United States chaired the Ministerial Council Meeting.  The U.S. delegation was led by Secretary of State Antony Blinken, and included U.S. Trade Representative Ambassador Katherine Tai, Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry, Chair of the Council of Economic Advisors Cecilia ...
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TUAC President Richard Trumka Passes Away

The U.S. Permanent Delegation is deeply saddened by the passing of TUAC President Richard Trumka, a tireless advocate for worker rights and worker-centered trade. He held OECD members to our core democratic values and spurred actions against inequality and discrimination. His powerful voice will be sorely missed. TUAC Statement – Richard Trumka Passes Away: https://tuac.org/news/richard-trumka-passes-away/
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Secretary of State Blinken Met OECD Secretary General Cormann to discuss upcoming MCM

Chargé D’Affaires Whitney Baird welcomed Secretary Blinken at the OECD this morning for a productive conversation with OECD Secretary General Mathias Cormann.  Discussion focused on priorities for the upcoming Ministerial Council Meeting (MCM), including climate, inclusive growth, international taxation, trade for all, and high standards for the digital economy. Remark to the Press – Secretary ...
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