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Friday, June 8, 2012

Upcoming Program Guide

Young African Leaders (YAL) Initiative: Q&A Discussion with YAL alumni - NEW!
Thursday, June 7, 2012
09:00 EDT (13:00 UTC)

Live discussion URL: (Short URL: )
Audio line: 202-659-2781 , Conference ID: 5004#
Description: Join CO.NX in celebrating the President’s Young African Leaders Initiative, a three-year, sustained U.S. government effort to engage African youth interested in positively impacting the future of Sub-Saharan Africa. The Honorable Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, Deputy Minister of Information in Accra, Ghana, and Shamina Muslim, broadcast journalist and alumnus of the President’s Forum for Young African Leaders, will discuss political activism, social justice, and what it is like being a young African leader. Join the live Q&A!
Background: Beginning with the President’s Young African Leaders Forum (August 2010) and the First Lady’s Young African Women Leaders Forum (June 2011), the Initiative continues with the Mentoring Partnership with Young African Leaders, a three-week professional development program sponsored by U.S. government in collaboration with private U.S. companies and non-profit organizations. The Mentoring Partnership will be launched June 14-15, 2012 at a Young African Leaders’ Innovation Summit in Washington, D.C.
Format: This will be a video webchat with an audio-only option in English. Please click on the URL above to participate.

Rio+20: United Nations Conference on Sustainable 

Development - NEW!

Friday, June 15 – Friday, June 22, 2012
Program times will vary
URL to watch the live events: (Short URL: )
Description: What is your vision for a sustainable future? Join our live interactive webcasts of the Rio+20 UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD), which will take place on Friday, June 15-22, 2012 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The U.S. Center will bring this conference to you live through nine featured events. Get a front-row seat and learn about Creating the Future We Want!
Rio+ 20 is an international conference where world leaders, along with thousands of participants from governments, the private sector and NGO community will come together to discuss important youth, technology, and sustainable development initiatives. Their goal is to shape how we can work together to reduce poverty, advance social equity, and ensure environmental protection for an ever more crowded planet.
For the full listing with details and descriptions of all nine featured events, visit:
Format: These will be interactive video webcasts in English. Please click on the URL above to watch and participate.
La Alianza de Energía y Clima de las Américas: Facilitar la Cooperación para el Desarrollo Sostenible - NEW!
El lunes, 18 de junio, 2012
14:30 la hora del este (15:30 la hora local enRio De Janeiro)
URL: (Short URL: )
Descripción: ¿Qué puedes hacer para enfrentar los desafíos de la seguridad energética y el cambio climático? ¿Cómo pueden colaborar los miembros de la sociedad civil, el sector privado y los gobiernos con las iniciativas de la Alianza de Energía y Clima de las Américas (ECPA por sus siglas en ingles)?
Este evento iluminará la cooperación multisectorial en curso bajo de la iniciativa ECPA para enfrentar los desafíos interrelacionados de la seguridad energética y el cambio climático. Cuatro becarios distinguidos de alto nivel de ECPA, que vienen de una gama amplia de disciplinas, junto con funcionarios del Departamento de Estado de los Estados Unidos, presentarán ejemplos de la manera en que la sociedad civil, el sector privado y los gobiernos están colaborando en las iniciativas ECPA. Los panelistas también discutirán las mejores prácticas en la adaptación, la planificación urbana y la energía limpia. Historias de éxito de ECPA se puede aplicar en otras regiones, y los nuevos socios pueden participar en los proyectos existentes de la ECPA.
Formato: Sera una transmisión en vivo de video en Español. Haga un clic en la URL anterior para participar. 
SAVE THE DATE! Stay Tuned for More Upcoming Programs:
The Human Voices of Freedom: Individual Freedoms Global Networks - NEW!
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
09:30 EDT (13:30 UTC)
URL: (Short URL:
Description: “We need to work toward a world in which access to networks and information brings people closer together and expands the definition of the global community.” – Secretary Clinton, Remarks on Internet Freedom Jan. 2010.
Take part in a global conversation on the important role of the Internet in promoting freedom of expression as a fundamental human right. Submit your questions for human rights panelists from around the world who will be gathered at U.S. Mission Gevena, share your thoughts, and chat with other online viewers. Stay tuned as the panelists will be announced soon!
Format: This will be a video webchat in English. Please click on the URL above and sign into the chatbox to participate. 

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