Imperial Valley News
Washington, DC - The Navy's annual Installation Excellence Award winners were announced today by Commander, Navy Installations Command.
Washington, DC - Secretary of State John Kerry: "As part of its ongoing efforts to help Libya preserve its cultural heritage, the U.S. Department of State sponsored a workshop for Libyan museum professionals, November 29–December 1, in support of Libya’s national inventory of museum objects. The workshop was held in Tunis and was organized by Oberlin College with the participation of the Tunisian Institut National du Patrimonie (National Heritage Institute).
Sacramento, California - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. and First Lady Anne Gust Brown will host the 84th Annual Capitol Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony this evening on the West Steps of the State Capitol.
Washington, DC - Secretary of State John Kerry: "I congratulate the people of Burkina Faso on holding peaceful and orderly presidential and legislative elections this week. Over the past two years the Burkinabe people have repeatedly demonstrated their strong commitment to democracy in the face of adversity, and shown that legitimate leadership requires public accountability.
Washington, DC - At COP21 in Paris, France, leading companies announced that they intend to prioritize their sourcing of commodities in regions implementing large-scale forest and climate programs. The U.S. welcomes this innovative new approach from Marks & Spencer and Unilever, and the expectation that other companies will join in this approach. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell attended the announcement in Paris and noted the importance of this public-private approach.
Paris, France - At the invitation of United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres – the United Nations’ top climate change official – and France’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development Laurent Fabius – the president of the UNFCCC 21st session of the Conference of the Parties (COP21) – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. will join the world’s climate leaders in Paris, France later this week for the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference.