Imperial Valley News
Sacramento, California - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments:
Washington, DC - Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources Heather Higginbottom will travel to Madagascar and Kenya, April 25–May 1.
Renewal of the Charter of the Advisory Committee on International Communications and Information Policy
Washington, DC - The Department of State has renewed the Charter of the Advisory Committee on International Communications and Information Policy (ACICIP).
Bogota, Colombia - On April 21 and 22, the Government of the United States and the Government of Colombia co-hosted the Annual Plenary Meeting of the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights Initiative (VPs Initiative) in Bogota, Colombia. This was the first plenary hosted in a country where the VPs are being implemented, offering a unique opportunity to focus on challenges and opportunities related to implementation, and enhancing our ability to show Latin American countries and other regional stakeholders what can be accomplished through the VPs process. At the meeting, Argentina announced its intent to join the VPs Initiative.
Washington, DC - On behalf of Secretary of State John F. Kerry, the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs is soliciting public input for recommendations for this year’s Secretary of State’s Award for Corporate Excellence (ACE). Now in its 17th year, the ACE honors U.S. companies demonstrating leadership in their overseas operations, specifically recognizing U.S. firms that uphold the highest standards of responsible business conduct, and whose operational practices and decision-making exemplify American values and international best practices.
Sacramento, California - The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) has selected 129 projects totaling $16 million for the State Water Efficiency and Enhancement Program (SWEEP). SWEEP projects will result in on-farm greenhouse gas (GHG) reductions and water savings.