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Thursday June 14, 2012

U.S. Diplomat Travels to Brazil Ahead of Rio+20

U.S. Diplomat Travels to Brazil Ahead of Rio+20

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Special Representative for Global Intergovernmental Affairs Reta Jo Lewis is traveling in Brazil, June 14-23. She is visiting the cities of Belo Horizonte and Rio de Janeiro.

While in Belo Horizonte, Lewis will participate in the ICLEI (Local Governments for Sustainability) World Congress 2012. On June 14, in support of Global Economic Statecraft Day, she will deliver remarks to AC Minas, the state of Minas Gerais’ chamber of commerce.

Lewis will also serve as a member of the U.S. delegation to the UN Conference on Sustainable Development, Rio+20, which will take place in Rio de Janeiro, June 20-22. Three U.S. city and county officials will serve as private sector advisors to the delegation.

This Saturday, Special Representative Lewis will host “Green Growth: A State Perspective,” and, on Tuesday, June 19, she will host, “Cities: Where the Rubber Meets the Road.”