Pan American Day And Pan American Week, 2009, 17765-17766 [E9-9038]

Download as PDF 17765 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 74, No. 73 Friday, April 17, 2009 Title 3— Proclamation 8361 of April 14, 2009 The President Pan American Day And Pan American Week, 2009 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation A common heritage, an interconnected world, and shared goals and values unite the Pan American community. As a proud member of this group of countries, the United States celebrates Pan American Day and Pan American Week and commits to working with our partners in the Organization of American States to advance a common future. The Pan American community is highly interwoven, and the peoples of the Americas must work together to build the future we seek. When one country faces economic, security, or health challenges, its neighbors share in this hardship. Together, the Pan American community can build strong partnerships to surmount common concerns and further mutual success. The broad scope of shared goals includes economic growth and equality, increased security, strong democratic governance, and clean energy. Robust, bottom-up economic growth benefits all citizens and all nations, and remains a central goal of the Pan American community. Together, the countries of the Americas can prioritize and enact policies that ensure a shared and equitable economic prosperity. This economic future is possible only if we protect the safety of citizens and the security of our countries. Whether reducing street crime and gang violence, decreasing the narcotics trade, or preventing acts of terrorism, every country has a stake in regional security. The Pan American community also supports strong democracies and the development of alternative energy sources. The promotion of transparent and enduring democratic governance strengthens and defines relations in the region and should emphasize the rule of law, a robust civil society, respect for human rights, social equality, and effective delivery of public services. Finally, every country benefits from a solution to our shared energy and climate challenges. The region has already witnessed great leadership in the development and deployment of alternative energy sources, and the Pan American community must build upon these promising efforts. dwashington3 on PROD1PC60 with NOTICES6 As we celebrate Pan American Day and Pan American Week, and participate in the Summit of the Americas, the United States recognizes the common challenges and aspirations that unite the region and the boundless promise of our continuing partnership. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim April 14, 2009, as Pan American Day and April 12 through 18 as Pan American Week. I urge the Governors of the 50 States, the Governor of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and the officials of other areas under the flag of the United States of America to honor these observances with appropriate ceremonies and activities. VerDate Nov<24>2008 07:33 Apr 16, 2009 Jkt 217001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\17APD0.SGM 17APD0 17766 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 73 / Friday, April 17, 2009 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this fourteenth day of April, in the year of our Lord two thousand nine, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-third. [FR Doc. E9–9038 Filed 4–16–09; 8:45 am] VerDate Nov<24>2008 07:33 Apr 16, 2009 Jkt 217001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\17APD0.SGM 17APD0 OB#1.EPS</GPH> dwashington3 on PROD1PC60 with NOTICES6 Billing code 3195–W9–P

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 73 (Friday, April 17, 2009)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 17765-17766]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-9038]




                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 73 / Friday, April 17, 2009 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

[[Page 17765]]

                Proclamation 8361 of April 14, 2009

                
Pan American Day And Pan American Week, 2009

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                A common heritage, an interconnected world, and shared 
                goals and values unite the Pan American community. As a 
                proud member of this group of countries, the United 
                States celebrates Pan American Day and Pan American 
                Week and commits to working with our partners in the 
                Organization of American States to advance a common 
                future.

                 The Pan American community is highly interwoven, and 
                the peoples of the Americas must work together to build 
                the future we seek. When one country faces economic, 
                security, or health challenges, its neighbors share in 
                this hardship. Together, the Pan American community can 
                build strong partnerships to surmount common concerns 
                and further mutual success.

                The broad scope of shared goals includes economic 
                growth and equality, increased security, strong 
                democratic governance, and clean energy. Robust, 
                bottom-up economic growth benefits all citizens and all 
                nations, and remains a central goal of the Pan American 
                community. Together, the countries of the Americas can 
                prioritize and enact policies that ensure a shared and 
                equitable economic prosperity. This economic future is 
                possible only if we protect the safety of citizens and 
                the security of our countries. Whether reducing street 
                crime and gang violence, decreasing the narcotics 
                trade, or preventing acts of terrorism, every country 
                has a stake in regional security.

                The Pan American community also supports strong 
                democracies and the development of alternative energy 
                sources. The promotion of transparent and enduring 
                democratic governance strengthens and defines relations 
                in the region and should emphasize the rule of law, a 
                robust civil society, respect for human rights, social 
                equality, and effective delivery of public services. 
                Finally, every country benefits from a solution to our 
                shared energy and climate challenges. The region has 
                already witnessed great leadership in the development 
                and deployment of alternative energy sources, and the 
                Pan American community must build upon these promising 
                efforts.

                As we celebrate Pan American Day and Pan American Week, 
                and participate in the Summit of the Americas, the 
                United States recognizes the common challenges and 
                aspirations that unite the region and the boundless 
                promise of our continuing partnership.

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the 
                United States of America, by virtue of the authority 
                vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United 
                States, do hereby proclaim April 14, 2009, as Pan 
                American Day and April 12 through 18 as Pan American 
                Week. I urge the Governors of the 50 States, the 
                Governor of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and the 
                officials of other areas under the flag of the United 
                States of America to honor these observances with 
                appropriate ceremonies and activities.

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                 IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                fourteenth day of April, in the year of our Lord two 
                thousand nine, and of the Independence of the United 
                States of America the two hundred and thirty-third.
                
                
                    (Presidential Sig.)

[FR Doc. E9-9038
Filed 4-16-09; 8:45 am]
Billing code 3195-W9-P