International Energy Agency Foresees Growing U.S. Energy Self-Sufficiency

A pump-jack is shown working an oil field, April 21, 2006, in Van, Texas. [AP File Photo]

About the Author: Dr. Jeri Guthrie-Corn serves as Acting U.S. Permanent Representative to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).

President Obama has said, “We can’t have an energy strategy for the last century that traps us in the past. We need an energy strategy for the future — an all-of-the-above strategy for the 21st century that develops every source of American-made energy.”

The United States Mission to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has taken that on board and run with it — we’re working with our strongest and most reliable economic allies through the International Energy Agency (IEA) to promote safe and efficient development of unconventional gas from shale reserves — so-called “fracking.”… more »

DipNote: The Week in Review

Secretary Clinton delivers remarks at UNESCO event in Paris, France, May 26, 2011. [State Dept.]

About the Author: Luke Forgerson serves as DipNote’s Managing Editor.

Last week, President Barack Obama embarked on a six-day trip to Europe, where he visited Ireland, the United KingdomFrance and Poland to engage our allies in the region and participate in the G-8 Summit. In remarks to the British Parliament, President… more »

2011 Anniversary OECD Ministerial Council Meeting Chair’s Summary

Leaders pose prior to OECD Ministerial Council Meeting in Paris, May 25, 2011. [AP Photo]

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On the occasion of the 2011 Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Ministerial Council Meeting (MCM), Leaders and Ministers assembled under the Chairmanship of the United States of America and the Vice-Chairmanship… more »

Gender A Key Theme at the OECD’s 50th Anniversary Forum

Cherie Blair presents award at OECD 50th Anniversary Forum in Paris, May 25, 2011.

About the Author: Ambassador Karen Kornbluh serves as U.S. Permanent Representative to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.

I joined Cherie Blair, founder of the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women, at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) 50th Anniversary Forum yesterday to present the OECD’s “Gender Mainstreaming Award” to the OECD Middle East North Africa Initiative for its work on women. The United States has supported the OECD MENA Initiative since its founding six years ago, and I am honored to co-chair its Women’s Business Forum (WBF) with the Jordanian Ambassador to France. On Monday, the Network partnered with the U.S. Mission to the OECD and Venture Catalyst Private Equity Partners to convene a public-private partnership on private equity for women in the region.

MENA leaders adopted an Action Plan for Women’s Entrepreneurship and Employment…more »

Travel Diary: Secretary Clinton Addresses the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development

Live: Secretary Clinton delivers remarks at OECD's 50th Anniversary Commemoration, May 26, 2011.

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Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will deliver remarks at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) 50th Anniversary Forum on May 26 at 3:30 a.m. (EDT). You can watch live video of the forum here.

Secretary Clinton To Deliver Remarks at OECD’s 50th Anniversary Commemoration
Live: Secretary Clinton delivers remarks at OECD's 50th Anniversary Commemoration.

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will deliver remarks at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s (OECD) 50th Anniversary Commemoration in Paris on May 25, 2011. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will be joined by French President Nicolas Sarkozy and Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan. You can watch the livestream of the commemoration at oecd.org/oecdweek. more »

Secretary Clinton Travels to London and Paris
Secretary Clinton boards plane in Beirut, Lebanon, April 26, 2009. [State Department Photo]

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Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is accompanying President Barack Obama to London on May 24 for the first part of his state visit to the United Kingdom. This trip is a sign of the strength of the special relationship between our two countries, and of the United States’ enduring commitment to our allies and partners in Europe. Secretary Clinton will also meet with Foreign Secretary Hague while in London.

Secretary Clinton will then travel to Paris, France, to preside over the 50th Anniversary of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Ministerial Council Meeting, May 25-26. Events will include the OECD’s 50th Anniversary… more »