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Ambassador’s Remarks at the OECD Report Launch: Trade in Counterfeit and Pirated Goods

You excellencies, Ladies and Gentleman, I would like to thank the OECD for the opportunity to take part in the launch of this valuable new study. I would also like to acknowledge the work of the Task Force on Countering Illicit Trade and its Chair – David Luna. The United States was pleased to offer data ...
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Ambassador Remarks at the Launch of the Champion Mayors for Inclusive Growth Network

Remarks delivered by Ambassador Daniel Yohannes at the Ford Foundation in New York City, on March 29, 2016.  Thank you, Gabriela. I am thrilled to be here today. It is inspiring to see people from all around the world come together to discuss an issue so important to so many. President Obama has called income inequality ...
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OECD to Launch Inclusive Cities Campaign

As the Chair of the Group of Friends of Inclusive Growth, Ambassador Yohannes is helping to launch the OECD’s Inclusive Cities Campaign, with the goal of mobilizing and empowering local governments as leaders in the transition towards a more inclusive form of economic growth. As noted by Ambassador Yohannes at the launch of the Group of Friends , cities are often the “first responders” in ...
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Ambassador Yohannes Launches Group of Friends of Inclusive Growth

On October 28, 2015, Ambassador Yohannes hosted the inaugural meeting of the Group of Friends of Inclusive Growth. The event brought together representatives from close to thirty OECD members to discuss national approaches to promoting inclusive growth. Jason Furman, Chairman of the White House Council of Economic Advisers, spoke about President Obama’s “middle class economics” ...
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