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Download as PDF Vol. 78 Wednesday, No. 74 April 17, 2013 Part IV The President tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with D0 Proclamation 8957—Pan American Day and Pan American Week, 2013 VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:07 Apr 16, 2013 Jkt 229001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4717 Sfmt 4717 E:\FR\FM\17APD0.SGM 17APD0 tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with D0 VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:07 Apr 16, 2013 Jkt 229001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4717 Sfmt 4717 E:\FR\FM\17APD0.SGM 17APD0 23103 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 78, No. 74 Wednesday, April 17, 2013 Title 3— Proclamation 8957 of April 12, 2013 The President Pan American Day and Pan American Week, 2013 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation One hundred and twenty-three years ago, countries across the Western Hemisphere came together to found the International Union of American Republics—a forerunner to the Organization of American States and a foundation for progress throughout the region. In the decades since, nations in the Americas have forged lasting partnerships in trade, security, and democracy that reflect our shared commitment to peace and prosperity. As we celebrate those ties this week, we recognize the Pan American community’s accomplishments and recommit to advancing common goals. Delivering prosperity for all our people takes strong, broad-based economic growth. That is why my Administration has worked tirelessly to boost trade with our partners abroad and open new markets for American products. We have worked together to increase lending through the Inter-American Development Bank, promote microfinance, reform tax systems, eliminate barriers to investment, and forge clean energy and climate partnerships. In the United States, we have secured trade agreements with Colombia and Panama. Alongside partners like Canada, Mexico, Chile, and Peru, we are making progress toward a Trans-Pacific Partnership. And inter-American trade is continuing to expand dramatically, supporting millions of jobs here in the United States and still more abroad. These initiatives are strengthening economies across the Americas. And just as the benefits of trade and development should be shared between nations, we also know they should be shared within nations. That takes the assurance of security and transparency, education and equality, human rights and the rule of law. As countries throughout the hemisphere build up those fundamental protections and opportunities for their citizens, the United States will work alongside them. It is a commitment we make not only because it is the right thing to do—we make it knowing that our futures depend on what we can do together as partners in progress. On Pan American Day and during Pan American Week, we renew the bonds of friendship that unite us across cultures and continents. Let us mark this week by reinvesting in the prosperity and dignity of our peoples, confident that the Americas’ best days are still ahead. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with D0 NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim April 14, 2013, as Pan American Day and April 14 through April 20, 2013, as Pan American Week. I urge the Governors of the 50 States, the Governor of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and the officials of the other areas under the flag of the United States of America to honor these observances with appropriate ceremonies and activities. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:07 Apr 16, 2013 Jkt 229001 PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\17APD0.SGM 17APD0 23104 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 74 / Wednesday, April 17, 2013 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twelfth day of April, in the year of our Lord two thousand thirteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-seventh. [FR Doc. 2013–09194 Filed 4–16–13; 11:15 am] VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:07 Apr 16, 2013 Jkt 229001 PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\17APD0.SGM 17APD0 OB#1.EPS</GPH> tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with D0 Billing code 3295–F3

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 74 (Wednesday, April 17, 2013)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-09194]



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Vol. 78

Wednesday,

No. 74

April 17, 2013

Part IV





The President





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Proclamation 8957--Pan American Day and Pan American Week, 2013


                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 74 / Wednesday, April 17, 2013 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

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                Proclamation 8957 of April 12, 2013

                
Pan American Day and Pan American Week, 2013

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                One hundred and twenty-three years ago, countries 
                across the Western Hemisphere came together to found 
                the International Union of American Republics--a 
                forerunner to the Organization of American States and a 
                foundation for progress throughout the region. In the 
                decades since, nations in the Americas have forged 
                lasting partnerships in trade, security, and democracy 
                that reflect our shared commitment to peace and 
                prosperity. As we celebrate those ties this week, we 
                recognize the Pan American community's accomplishments 
                and recommit to advancing common goals.

                Delivering prosperity for all our people takes strong, 
                broad-based economic growth. That is why my 
                Administration has worked tirelessly to boost trade 
                with our partners abroad and open new markets for 
                American products. We have worked together to increase 
                lending through the Inter-American Development Bank, 
                promote microfinance, reform tax systems, eliminate 
                barriers to investment, and forge clean energy and 
                climate partnerships. In the United States, we have 
                secured trade agreements with Colombia and Panama. 
                Alongside partners like Canada, Mexico, Chile, and 
                Peru, we are making progress toward a Trans-Pacific 
                Partnership. And inter-American trade is continuing to 
                expand dramatically, supporting millions of jobs here 
                in the United States and still more abroad.

                These initiatives are strengthening economies across 
                the Americas. And just as the benefits of trade and 
                development should be shared between nations, we also 
                know they should be shared within nations. That takes 
                the assurance of security and transparency, education 
                and equality, human rights and the rule of law. As 
                countries throughout the hemisphere build up those 
                fundamental protections and opportunities for their 
                citizens, the United States will work alongside them. 
                It is a commitment we make not only because it is the 
                right thing to do--we make it knowing that our futures 
                depend on what we can do together as partners in 
                progress.

                On Pan American Day and during Pan American Week, we 
                renew the bonds of friendship that unite us across 
                cultures and continents. Let us mark this week by 
                reinvesting in the prosperity and dignity of our 
                peoples, confident that the Americas' best days are 
                still ahead.

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the 
                United States of America, by virtue of the authority 
                vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the 
                United States, do hereby proclaim April 14, 2013, as 
                Pan American Day and April 14 through April 20, 2013, 
                as Pan American Week. I urge the Governors of the 50 
                States, the Governor of the Commonwealth of Puerto 
                Rico, and the officials of the 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 
                twelfth day of April, in the year of our Lord two 
                thousand thirteen, and of the Independence of the 
                United States of America the two hundred and thirty-
                seventh.
                
                
                    (Presidential Sig.)

[FR Doc. 2013-09194
Filed 4-16-13; 11:15 am]
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