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Global Partnership Initiative

Through the Global Partnership Initiative, the Department of State

  • Is a convener, bringing together people from across regions and sectors to work together on issues of common interest.
  • Is a catalyst, launching new projects, actively seeking new solutions, providing vital training and technical assistance to facilitate additional projects.
  • Is a collaborator, working closely with our partners to plan and implement projects – avoiding duplication, learning from each other, maximizing our impact by looking for best practices.

The Global Partnership Initiative located in the Office of the Secretary of State, is being led by the Special Representative for Global Partnerships, Ambassador Elizabeth Bagley, and the Deputy Special Representative for Global Partnerships, Kris Balderston. Follow the latest initiatives at TwitterTwitter and signup for email updates. 

Date: 10/01/2009 Description: President Obama gives remarks at the Clinton Global Initiative. © State Dept ImageDate: 10/01/2009 Description: Secretary Clinton gives remarks at the Global Philanthropy Forum. © State Dept ImageDate: 10/01/2009 Description: Ambassador Bagley gives remarks at her Swearing In Ceremony. © State Dept ImageDate: 10/01/2009 Description: Link to the Guide to Partnering with the Department of State.
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Date: 11/13/2009 Description: White House Logo © White House Image


Nov. 11, 2009

The White House has just launched, the new Internet home of the Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships. This website will help faith-based and neighborhood organizations learn more about how they can partner with government to better serve individuals, families and communities in need. The Partnerships Blog will feature profiles of agency Centers, information about the President’s Advisory Council on Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships, spotlights on local organizations, and much more. 

| White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships

| White House Partnerships Blog

Date: 11/11/2009 Description: U.S. Pavilion 2010  © U.S. Pavilion 2010





The USA Pavilion at the Shanghai 2010 World Expo

Nov. 10, 2009

The 2010 Shanghai World Expo will be the largest Expo in history and the first ever hosted by China. During its 6 month operation, it is expected to attract 70 million visitors – more than any Expo in the 150 years of Expo history. The Special Representative for Global Partnerships gave a press briefing describing how over $45 million has been raised out of the $61 million required to build and operate the USA Pavilion.

| Press Briefing

| Secretary’ Clinton’s Letter

Date: 11/03/2009 Location: Morocco Description: Secretary Clinton speaks at the Forum for the Future. © AP Image





Secretary Clinton Announces Global Partnerships to Advance Cairo's "New Beginning"

Nov. 3, 2009

Secretary Clinton delivered a major speech on November 3 in Marrakesh, Morocco, at the Forum for the Future to follow up on the “New Beginning” that President Obama launched in Cairo. Secretary Clinton focused on partnerships to promote civil society, entrepreneurship and economic development, educational opportunity, scientific and technological collaboration, women’s empowerment, and interfaith cooperation.

| Remarks


Case Studies of Successful Partnerships:

|Global Connections and Exchange Program in Azerbaijan
|FORTUNE/U.S. State Department Global Women's Mentoring Partnership
|U.S.-Middle East Partnership for Breast Cancer Awareness and Research
|English Access Microscholarship Program
|The Landmarks of New York in Tokyo
|2008 Breast Cancer Global Congress