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Secretary Clinton's visit to Paris, May 25-26, 2011
 
Secretary Clinton and Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon - Photo Chantal Mistral-Bernard

Secretary Clinton and Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon - Photo Chantal Mistral-Bernard

Secretary Clinton traveled 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 included the OECD’s 50th Anniversary Commemoration, at which the Secretary delivered the opening address in the presence of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Nicolas Sarkozy and Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan; several signing and adoption ceremonies; and a plenary session on “A New Paradigm for Development.”

Secretary Clinton also delivered keynote remarks in support of the launch of the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization’s (UNESCO) Global Partnership for Girls’ and Women’s Education. The Global Partnership brought together companies, nongovernmental organizations, and governments to develop innovative programs to deliver education to women and girls.