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U.S. Department of State News: U.S. Permanent Mission to the Organization of American States (OAS) Announces Visit by White House Advisor Ivanka Trump and OPIC President Ray W. Washburne To Highlight Women’s Empowerment in the Americas

WASHINGTONU.S. Department of State released the following statement:

Today, the U.S. Permanent Mission to the Organization of American States (OAS) announced the scheduled visit by White House Advisor Ivanka Trump and Ray W. Washburne, President and CEO of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), to address the organization’s member states on Administration efforts to advance women’s empowerment in the Americas.  The event will take place August 27, at OAS headquarters in Washington, DC, at 2:00 p.m.

Ms. Trump and Mr. Washburne will speak before a special session of the OAS Inter-American Council for Integral Development, chaired by Ambassador Carlos Trujillo, U.S. Permanent Representative to the OAS.  The presentation will bring focus to women’s economic empowerment in the Americas and advance OPIC’s 2x Americas Women’s Initiative launched at the Summit of the Americas in Lima, Peru on April 13.

The OPIC initiative will mobilize $500 million in private capital to invest in projects that empower women in the region by addressing economic barriers that limit women’s full participation in the economy, and reaffirms the Administration’s strong commitment to empowering women in the Americas and throughout the world through public-private partnership.


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