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Press Releases: July 2009
Jose H. Villarreal Named as U.S. Commissioner General to the 2010 World Exposition, Shanghai, China

Bureau of Public Affairs
Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
July 1, 2009

Jose H. Villarreal has been named as U.S. Commissioner General of Section of the United States Exhibition to World Expo Shanghai 2010. Commissioner General Villarreal will head United States participation. He is responsible for oversight of the U.S. Pavilion. In addition, he is the official U.S. government representative to the Government of China on issues relating to World Expo Shanghai 2010.

“I am delighted that Commissioner General Villarreal has accepted this role. He has the background and stature required to ensure a strong United States presence at the 2010 Shanghai World Expo. Our national pavilion will showcase American business and technology, as well as cultures and values to foster stronger friendship between the American and Chinese peoples as it also demonstrates America’s commitment to a forward-looking, positive relationship with China,” said Secretary Clinton. “The theme of Better City, Better Life gives us a perfect opportunity to highlight U.S. innovation, particularly in environmental initiatives, and to share ideas with countries from around the world on ways to create better cities and communities for all our people.”

The Government of China invited the United States to participate in World Expo Shanghai 2010, and the U.S. government advised the Chinese government of its intention to participate. The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State has the lead in organizing the official U.S. participation in World Expo Shanghai 2010. On March 19, 2008, Acting Assistant Secretary for Educational and Cultural Affairs C. Miller Crouch signed a Letter of Intent with Shanghai Expo 2010, Inc. Under the terms of that Letter of Intent, Shanghai Expo 2010, Inc. has been sanctioned by the U.S. Department of State to raise the funds necessary to build and operate the official U.S. Pavilion at World Expo Shanghai 2010.

Jose H. Villarreal is an attorney in San Antonio, Texas with a distinguished background in law, business and the non-governmental sectors. He currently serves as a senior advisor to the law firm of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld. He also serves on a number of private and non-profit corporate boards, including the Union Pacific Corporation, First Solar, Inc., PMI Group, Inc., the Center for American Progress, and the New America Alliance.
PRN: 2009/669

http://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2009/july/125540.htm

Date: 07/01/2009 Location: State Department, Washington, DC Description: Secretary Clinton and Jose H. Villarreal, U.S. Commissioner General to the 2010 World Exposition, Shanghai, China. State Dept Image.

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G-20 Pittsburgh Summit 2009

Date: 06/23/2009

Description: Pittsburgh summit 2009 logo. State Dept Image.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania will host the G-20 Summit September 24-25, 2009. President Obama will chair this meeting of leaders from countries around the world who will review the progress made since the Washington and London Summits and discuss further actions to assure a sound and sustainable recovery from the global financial and economic crisis. -Pittsburgh Summit Website

http://www.state.gov/

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http://www.pittsburghsummit.gov/

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Beautiful picture of Pittsburgh, USA

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania will host the G-20 Summit September 24-25, 2009.  President Obama will chair this meeting of leaders from countries around the world that represent 85 percent of the world’s economy.  At the Pittsburgh G-20 Summit, leaders will review the progress made since the Washington and London Summits and discuss further actions to assure a sound and sustainable recovery from the global financial and economic crisis.

Explore Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh has demonstrated a commitment to employing new and green technology to further economic recovery and development. Known as Steel City, Pittsburgh is a growing city with many activities and sites to see.

About the Summit
The Group of Twenty (G-20) was formally established in 1999 to bring together major industrialized and developing economies to discuss key issues in the global economy. This year President Obama will host and give Leaders the opportunity to take stock of the progress made and discuss further actions to assure a sound recovery from the global economic and financial crisis.

Stay Connected
Submit your email address and stay up to date on the latest developments on the Pittsburgh Summit. More information will become available as we get closer to September and we will update you on ways you can get involved and learn more about the G-20.

http://www.pittsburghsummit.gov/
G-20 Summit, September 24 – 25, 2009, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

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Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation (ISN)

Appointment of Special Advisor for Nonproliferation and Arms Control Robert J. Einhorn (6/1/09)
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is pleased to announce the appointment of Robert J. Einhorn as Special Advisor for Nonproliferation and Arms Control.

Mr. Einhorn and his staff will provide advice and support to Secretary Clinton, the Undersecretary for Arms Control and International Security, and other Department Principals on nonproliferation and arms controls issues, and will help develop and implement Administration policies and diplomatic strategies in those areas.

Mr. Einhorn previously served in the State Department for 29 years, including as Assistant Secretary of State for Nonproliferation during the Administration of President William J. Clinton.

Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation (ISN)

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Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation (ISN)

Date: 01/20/2009 Description: Blue envelope icon, used for email subscriptions. State Dept Photo

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The ISN Bureau:

  • spearheads efforts to promote international consensus on WMD proliferation through bilateral and multilateral diplomacy;
  • leads the development of diplomatic responses to specific bilateral and regional WMD proliferation challenges, including today’s threats posed by Iran, North Korea, and Syria. Develops and supports strategic dialogues with India, Pakistan, China, and other key states or groups of states.
  • addresses WMD proliferation threats posed by non-state actors and terrorist groups by improving physical security, using interdiction and sanctions, and actively participating in the Proliferation Security Initiative (PSI);
  • works closely with the UN, the G-8, NATO, the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and other international institutions and organizations to reduce and eliminate the threat posed by WMD
  • supports efforts of the international community to prevent, protect against, and respond to the threat or use of WMD by terrorists; leads coordination for the U.S. government’s as co-chair to the Global Initiative to Combat Nuclear Terrorism, a partnership of 75 countries (and growing) committed to preventing, protecting against, and responding to nuclear terrorism.

State Designation of North Korean Nuclear Entity
June 30, 2009

The U.S. Department of State today targeted North Korea’s nuclear proliferation network by designating Namchongang Trading Corporation (NCG) under Executive Order 13382. E.O. 13382 is an authority aimed at freezing the assets of proliferators of weapons of mass destruction and their supporters, and at isolating them from the U.S. financial and commercial systems. Entities designated under E.O. 13382 are prohibited from engaging in all transactions with any U.S. person and are subject to a U.S. asset freeze. [more]


Republic of Korea Endorses Proliferation Security Initiative Principles
May 26, 2009

On Tuesday, May 26, 2009, the Republic of Korea (South Korea) announced its endorsement of the Proliferation Security Initiative (PSI) Statement of Interdiction Principles. The United States welcomes ROK participation in the PSI and looks forward to working with the ROK government to advance the nonproliferation goals of the PSI and its Statement of Interdiction Principles. [more]


UAE Agreement for Peaceful Nuclear Cooperation (123 Agreement)
May 21, 2009

The UAE Agreement contains the strongest nonproliferation conditions of any negotiated by the United States. Of special note is the UAE’s commitment to obtain nuclear fuel from reliable and responsible suppliers rather than pursue indigenous uranium enrichment and reprocessing, fuel cycle activities that pose the most serious proliferation risks. This commitment is reflected within the Agreement as a legally binding obligation on the part of the UAE not to engage in enrichment or reprocessing within its territory. [more]


Agreement for Cooperation Between the Government of the United States and Government of the United Arab Emirates Concerning Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy
May 21, 2009

On May 21, 2009, President Obama submitted to Congress an Agreement for Cooperation Between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the United Arab Emirates Concerning Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy (a so-called ‘123 Agreement’ after the relevant section of the U.S. Atomic Energy Act). This important Agreement reinforces a particularly strong and mutually beneficial political, security, and economic relationship. The UAE is a valued partner on many issues, showing close cooperation with us on support for the Palestinian Authority, Pakistan, Iraq, and Afghanistan, where they have deployed combat troops. [more]


P-5 Non-Proliferation Treaty
May 15, 2009

Spokesman Kelly: “Our Delegations reiterate our enduring and unequivocal commitment to work towards nuclear disarmament, an obligation shared by all NPT states parties. We welcome the decision by the U.S. and Russia to negotiate an agreement to replace the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty and the recent emphasis on further steps, including promotion of entry into force of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty and negotiation at the CD of a Fissile Material Cutoff Treaty within its agreed programme of work.” [more]
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Related Sites

The White House
National Strategy To Combat Weapons of Mass Destruction

Central Intelligence Agency
DCI Center for Weapons Intelligence, Nonproliferation, and Arms Control
Iraq’s Weapons of Mass Destruction Programs

Department of Commerce
Bureau of Industry and Security

Department of Energy
Initiatives for Proliferation Prevention
National Nuclear Security Administration
National Security

The Nonproliferation Regimes
The Nuclear Suppliers Group

The Zangger Committee
The Missile Technology Control Regime
The Australia Group
The Wassenaar Arrangement

Other Organizations
The International Atomic Energy Agency
Nuclear Regulatory Commission

The Science Centers
International Science and Technology Center (ISTC)
Science and Technology Center in Ukraine (STCU)

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Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation (ISN)

http://www.state.gov/t/isn/c7868.htm

http://www.state.gov/t/isn/

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Bureau Leadership and Organization

Bios for Senior Officials
Einhorn, Robert J.
-Kang, C.S. Eliot
Mitman, Matthias
Van Diepen, Vann H.

-06/29/09   Bureau Organizational Chart
Office of Chemical and Biological Weapons Threat Reduction (ISN/CB)
Office of Conventional Arms Threat Reduction (ISN/CATR)
Office of Cooperative Threat Reduction (ISN/CTR) 
Office of Counterproliferation Initiatives (ISN/CPI)
Office of Export Controls Cooperation (ISN/ECC)
Office of Missile Defense & Space Policy (ISN/MDSP)
Office of Missile Threat Reduction (ISN/MTR)
Office of Multilateral Nuclear and Security Affairs (ISN/MNSA)
Office of Non-proliferation and Disarmament Fund (ISN/NDF)
Office of Nuclear Energy, Safety and Security (ISN/NESS)
Office of Regional Affairs (ISN/RA)
Office of Strategic Planning and Outreach (ISN/SPO)
Office of U.S. Fissile Material Negotiator and Senior Cutoff Coordinator’s Operation (ISN/FM)
Office of Weapons of Mass Destruction Terrorism (ISN/WMDT)
United States Special Representative for Nuclear Nonproliferation

http://www.state.gov/t/isn/c7994.htm

Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation (ISN)

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US State Department

http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/subject/index.htm

Subject Index

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Information Sheets (Information for travelers; now called “Country Specific Information”)
Notification and Access
Offices in the U.S., Foreign

Consulates (and embassies)
Web sites
Complete list by country and city

Contact the Department of State

Telephone Numbers
— Central Switchboard: 202-647-4000
— General Inquiries: 202-647-6575
— Hotline for American Travelers: 202-647-5225

Publications from the Bureau of Consular Affairs

Conferences, Arranging public (see Office of Public Liaison)

Country Background Notes

Country Reports on Human Rights Practices (Human Rights Reports)

Holy See Country Page

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Congressional Testimony

Chiefs of State and Cabinet Members of Foreign Countries (CIA publication)

Global Initiative to Combat Nuclear Terrorism (Global Initiative; GI)

Nonproliferation, Chemical and Biological Weapons

Nuclear Nonproliferation
Treaty Narrative
Treaty Text

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Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, Bureau of

Document Authentication

Economic, Energy and Business Affairs, Bureau of

Economic, Energy and Agricultural Affairs, Under Secretary for

Economic Summits (G-8)

Energy Policy

Environmental and Scientific Affairs, Bureau of Oceans and International

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Affairs, Bureau of

Women’s Issues, Office of

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Intelligence and Research, Bureau of

Liaison, Office of Public

Library, State Department (Ralph J. Bunche Library)

Landmines
— Abandoned Ordnance (see Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement)
Humanitarian Mine Action Program
— Illicit Arms Trafficking (see Small Arms/Light Weapons and MANPADS)
Man-portable Air Defense Systems (MANPADS)
Public-Private Partnerships
Small Arms/Light Weapons
— Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) (see Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement)
U.S. Policy

Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs
International Civilian Police Program — CivPol

Agreements –

– Corruption

Civilian Police Program

Information Programs, Bureau of International

Agency for International Development (USAID)

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http://oig.state.gov/
Inspector General, Office of

Historian, Office of the
http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ho/

History of Foreign Relations
http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ho/frus/

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Money laundering

Human Rights
Reports (Country Reports on Human Rights Practices)
UN Commission on

Human Trafficking

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Grants, Fellowships, and Scholarships
Citizen Exchanges
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Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs/Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship Program
William C. Foster Fellows Visiting Scholars Program

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http://www.state.gov/m/a/gps/

Office of Global Publishing Solutions

The Office of Global Publishing Solutions (GPS) won the contract to provide the Department with high-quality, economical, and timely publishing, graphic design, content, and copier management services. The GPS offer succeeded because of an innovative business plan that included the establishment of a new printing facility in Cairo and the reorganization of the Multi-media Services operations in Vienna, Austria; Manila, the Philippines; and Washington, DC to provide efficient, integrated services to the Department.

Clicket the little box tab on the left-hand side for Tele Directory to this page –

http://www.state.gov/m/a/gps/directory/index.htm

Telephone Directory

Abbreviations and Symbols [64 Kb]
Alphabetical Employee Listing [1553 Kb]
Country Offices [68 Kb]
Diplomats in Residence [60 Kb]
Field Offices [64 Kb]
Foreign Chanceries [73 Kb]
Geographic Index [65 Kb]
Key Officers [425 Kb]
Liaison Offices [63 Kb]  
Office Symbols [129 Kb]
Organizational Directory [278 Kb]

http://www.state.gov/m/a/gps/directory/index.htm

(You’re government at work for you – )

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http://www.state.gov/documents/organization/111809.pdf

111809.pdf

Field Offices Directory

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Treaty, Treaties
In Force
Actions
Arms Control (including Nonproliferation, Test Ban, and more)

Archives for www.state.gov:
2001-2009
1996-2001

Missions, List of U.S. (including embassies and consulates)

OSCE (Organization for Security Cooperation in Europe)

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Crisis Awareness and Preparedness (Office of Homeland Security)

Under Secretary for
Arms Control and International Security
Economic, Business, and Agricultural Affairs
Global Affairs
Management
Political Affairs
Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs

United Nations
Bureau of International Organization Affairs
Confidence and Security-Building Measures
Employment opportunities
U.S. Permanent Representative to the UN (and U.S. Mission to the UN) (New York City)

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Service of Legal Documents Abroad
(See also International Judicial Assistance, Notarial Services
and Authentication of Documents
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Law,
Private International (including Trade/Business Transactions Law; International Judicial Assistance; Wills, Trusts, and Estates; and Family Law)
Digest of International

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Sustainable Development

OES spearheads many partnerships and initiatives that advance our broad development goals of promoting economic growth, social development and environmental stewardship in such areas as forests, water, energy, climate, fisheries, and oceans management. These efforts provide a means by which the USG can reach out to the private sector, civil society, other governments, and multilateral organizations to find common ground with a focus on producing results.

Partnerships are one of main means through which OES seeks to achieve concrete results. For example, our energy partnerships have hooked up 13 million people with access to energy. Our water partnerships have provided 19 million people with better access to safe drinking water. For more information about the USG’s partnership activities, please visit (www.SDP.gov).

OES works bilaterally and multilaterally to promote the U.S. government’s sustainable development agenda. Within the UN context, for example, OES leads the Department’s efforts with the UN Commission on Sustainable Development.

http://www.state.gov/g/oes/sus/

Sustainable Development
Department of State Web site
Partnerships Web site (U.S. Government and Partners)

Welcome to the U.S. Government’s Sustainable Development Partnerships Web Site
This site provides information on U.S. efforts to work with other governments, the private sector, civil society and other organizations to plan and implement voluntary partnerships that promote economic growth, social development and environmental stewardship.

http://sdp.gov/

Home | U.S. Government SDP Web S…
U.S. Government SDP Web Sites

Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC)
Investment Funds

U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA)

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)
Development Credit Authority (DCA)
— Global Development Alliance
Presidential Initiatives
Water
o Clean Water for People
o Fact Sheets, World Water Forum 3
World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD)
o Report on Initiatives: Working for a Sustainable World
U.S. Government WSSD Web Sites

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
Sustainable Development
Forest Service
o International Programs
— Natural Resources Conservation Service
o Sustainable Development
Cooperative State Research Education Extension Service

U.S. Department of Commerce
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
o Office of Sustainable Development and Intergovernmental Affairs
o World Summit on Sustainable Development

U.S. Department of Energy

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Centers for Disease Control
Health Resources and Services Adminstration

U.S. Department of the Interior
U.S. Geological Survey
o International Programs

U.S. Department of State
Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs
— HIV/AIDS: Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator
Middle East Partnership Initiative
UN Commission on Sustainable Development
— U.S. Mission to the European Union: Dossier

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
International Cooperation
— P3 Award: A Student Design Competition for Sustainability
Region III Center for Sustainability
Sustainability Programs at EPA
o Thinking Sustainably at EPA
State and Local Clean Energy Programs
Sustainable Development (Site under construction)

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http://www.sdp.gov/usgweb/index.htm

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Regulations (Foreign Affairs Manual and Handbooks)

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My Note –

There you go – that’s how I read the resources available at the US State Department and how to find the opportunities they offer and usually I find what I’m looking for, but not always. I spent about three days looking for the stores on Times’ Square without ever getting decent results – so it may take a bit to figure out that one. I did find the Times’ Square Alliance though which was very nifty. On other things like this – I understand it better by a long way.

The stuff I’ve listed here may not seem as nifty as some things, but it is. There are all sorts of handy and important tools and resources at the State Department, not all of which are none of our business. A lot of people work there who are very conscientious about their work and they have taken the time to provide a wealth of information and access portals to help with things from international law to doing their best to convey to us what the US policy is on a variety of subjects and how it is being applied to explaining the treaties and agreements the US has signed.

– cricketdiane

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Note – there’s a lot more at the State Department site – I listed the things I want to explore and learn more about or that match up with other things I’ve already been learning and doing.

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