PAO Sanders lectures about advancements and challenges in diplomacy during Women’s Congress in Floripa 

On July 31, Public Affairs Officer Corina Sanders participated of the  13th Women’s Worlds (WW) Congress —an international and interdisciplinary meeting about women — which took place from July 30-August 4, 2017 in Florianópolis, at the Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC). The overriding theme was “Transformations, Connections, and Movements”. The congress goal was to provide ...
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Fact Sheet: Working Together to Build a Sustainable Water Future

Water challenges are facing communities and regions across the United States, impacting millions of lives and costing billions of dollars in damages. These challenges are particularly problematic in predominantly poor, minority, or rural communities, where water inequality can go hand-in-hand with socioeconomic inequality. Recent events, including record-breaking drought in the West, severe flooding in the ...
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Statement by the President on International Women’s Day

The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release March 08, 2016 Today, on International Women’s Day, we recommit ourselves to achieving a world in which every woman and girl enjoys the full range of rights and freedoms that is her birthright. Women and girls make extraordinary contributions every day across all fields of human endeavor, including in ...
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US Consulate Sao Paulo Commemorates Black History Month

The U.S. Consulate of São Paulo celebrated Black History Month on February 25-26 with two special commemorative events. On Thursday, February 25th the Consul General provided opening remarks for a Consulate wide event highlighting the origins of Black History Month in America and the contributions of African-Americans to society. The event took the theme further ...
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U.S. Adviser on the Rights of People with Special Needs Visits Sao Paulo

The U.S. government Special Advisor for International Rights of People with Special Needs, Judith Heumann, visited Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Brasilia last month to attend a series of activities celebrating the 25th anniversary of the “Americans with Disabilities Act,”  a law that protects the rights of people with disabilities in the United States. ...
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FACT SHEET: The United States and Brazil – A Mature and Multi-Faceted Partnership

Today President Barack Obama hosted Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff at the White House.  Their meeting underscored the long-standing and increasingly diverse partnership between the United States and Brazil, which is rooted in a shared commitment to expand inclusive economic growth and prosperity; promote international peace and security and respect for human rights; strengthen bilateral defense ...
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Women’s Entrepreneurship Program Inspires Women and Discusses Business Growth through Action-Oriented Plan

The United States Consulate in Sao Paulo, in partnership with the NGO Botucatu Institute and the support of Sebrae – Brazilian Support Service for Small Enterprises- and Botucatu Municipal Government, organized  a training program  for Botucatu women entrepreneurs to foster the development of women’s technical and conceptual business abilities by offering a  series of workshops ...
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American Designer Participates in Black Fair 2014 with Support from the US Consulate

The 2014 edition of Feira Preta, the largest Afro-Brazilian culture fair in Brazil, took place December 2-7 in São Paulo, drawing over 18,000 visitors and over 100 exhibitors including artists, civil society organizations and entrepreneurs, among others.  The U.S. Consulate supported the December 3 seminar on production in the creative industry at the Social Service ...
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Project Uniting Afro Descendent Students from Brazil, U.S. Wins Human Rights Award

“A Journey through the African Diaspora,” a project that brought together public school students of African descent in the United States and Brazil to  examine questions of race and identity, has been recognized by the Municipality of Sao Paulo for promoting a culture of human rights in municipal schools, receiving a second place award from ...
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“Estrelas do Futebol” (Soccer Stars Program) Develops Volunteer Project in Brazil and the U.S.

Social engagement program includes trip to Tennessee and summer camp at the U.S. Consulate in São Paulo   The U.S. Consulate in São Paulo, in partnership with SESC Itaquera and Alumni Association, selected 14 of the 30 girls from the first edition of “Estrelas do Futebol” program to attend soccer lessons, visit public schools and ...
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