Certification Pursuant to Section 7045(A)(4)(B) of the Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2017, 57811-57812 [2017-26428]

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Frm 00109 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice: 10219] Certification Pursuant to Section 7045(A)(4)(B) of the Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2017 By virtue of the authority vested in me as the Secretary of State, including pursuant to section 7045(a)(4)(B) of the Department of State, Foreign E:\FR\FM\07DEN1.SGM 07DEN1 sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES 57812 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 234 / Thursday, December 7, 2017 / Notices Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2017 (Div. J, Pub. L. 115–31), I hereby certify that the central government of El Salvador is taking effective steps, which are in addition to those steps taken since the certification and report submitted during the prior year, to: • Work cooperatively with an autonomous, publicly accountable entity to provide oversight of the Plan; • Combat corruption, including investigating and prosecuting current and former government officials credibly alleged to be corrupt; • Implement reforms, policies, and programs to improve transparency and strengthen public institutions, including increasing the capacity and independence of the judiciary and the Office of the Attorney General; • Implement a policy to ensure that local communities, civil society organizations (including indigenous and other marginalized groups), and local governments are consulted in the design, and participate in the implementation and evaluation of, activities of the Plan that affect such communities, organizations, and governments; • Counter the activities of criminal gangs, drug traffickers, and organized crime; • Investigate and prosecute in the civilian justice system government personnel, including military and police personnel, who are credibly alleged to have violated human rights, and ensure that such personnel are cooperating in such cases; • Cooperate with commissions against corruption and impunity and with regional human rights entities; • Support programs to reduce poverty, expand education and vocational training for at-risk youth, create jobs, and promote equitable economic growth particularly in areas contributing to large numbers of migrants; • Implement a plan that includes goals, benchmarks and timelines to create a professional, accountable civilian police force and end the role of the military in internal policing, and make such plan available to the Department of State; • Protect the right of political opposition parties, journalists, trade unionists, human rights defenders, and other civil society activists to operate without interference; • Increase government revenues, including by implementing tax reforms and strengthening customs agencies; and • Resolve commercial disputes, including the confiscation of real VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:50 Dec 06, 2017 Jkt 244001 property, between United States entities and such government. This certification shall be published in the Federal Register and, along with the accompanying Memorandum of Justification, shall be reported to Congress. Dated: November 29, 2017. Rex W. Tillerson, Secretary of State. [FR Doc. 2017–26428 Filed 12–6–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–29–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice 10224] Overseas Schools Advisory Council Notice of Meeting The Overseas Schools Advisory Council, Department of State, will hold its Annual Committee Meeting on Thursday, January 18, 2018, at 9:30 a.m. in Conference Room 1105, Department of State Building, 2201 C Street NW., Washington, DC. 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Please see the Security Records System of Records Notice (State-36) at https:// www.state.gov/documents/organization/ 242611.pdf for additional information. Any requests for reasonable accommodation should be made at the time of registration. All such requests will be considered, however, requests made after January 11th might not be possible to fill. All attendees must use the C Street entrance to the building. Thomas Shearer, Executive Secretary, Overseas Schools Advisory Council. [FR Doc. 2017–26366 Filed 12–6–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–24–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice: 10221] Certification Pursuant to Section 7045(a)(4)(B) of the Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2017 (DIV. J, Pub. L. 115–31) By virtue of the authority vested in me as the Secretary of State, including pursuant to section 7045(a)(4)(B) of the Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2017 (Div. J, Pub. L. 115–31), I hereby certify that the central government of Honduras is taking effective steps, which are in addition to those steps taken since the certification and report submitted during the prior year, to: • Work cooperatively with an autonomous, publicly accountable entity to provide oversight of the Plan; • combat corruption, including investigating and prosecuting current and former government officials credibly alleged to be corrupt; • implement reforms, policies, and programs to improve transparency and strengthen public institutions, including increasing the capacity and independence of the judiciary and the Office of the Attorney General; • implement a policy to ensure that local communities, civil society organizations (including indigenous and E:\FR\FM\07DEN1.SGM 07DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF STATE

[Public Notice: 10219]


Certification Pursuant to Section 7045(A)(4)(B) of the Department 
of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 
2017

    By virtue of the authority vested in me as the Secretary of State, 
including pursuant to section 7045(a)(4)(B) of the Department of State, 
Foreign

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Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2017 (Div. J, Pub. 
L. 115-31), I hereby certify that the central government of El Salvador 
is taking effective steps, which are in addition to those steps taken 
since the certification and report submitted during the prior year, to:
     Work cooperatively with an autonomous, publicly 
accountable entity to provide oversight of the Plan;
     Combat corruption, including investigating and prosecuting 
current and former government officials credibly alleged to be corrupt;
     Implement reforms, policies, and programs to improve 
transparency and strengthen public institutions, including increasing 
the capacity and independence of the judiciary and the Office of the 
Attorney General;
     Implement a policy to ensure that local communities, civil 
society organizations (including indigenous and other marginalized 
groups), and local governments are consulted in the design, and 
participate in the implementation and evaluation of, activities of the 
Plan that affect such communities, organizations, and governments;
     Counter the activities of criminal gangs, drug 
traffickers, and organized crime;
     Investigate and prosecute in the civilian justice system 
government personnel, including military and police personnel, who are 
credibly alleged to have violated human rights, and ensure that such 
personnel are cooperating in such cases;
     Cooperate with commissions against corruption and impunity 
and with regional human rights entities;
     Support programs to reduce poverty, expand education and 
vocational training for at-risk youth, create jobs, and promote 
equitable economic growth particularly in areas contributing to large 
numbers of migrants;
     Implement a plan that includes goals, benchmarks and 
timelines to create a professional, accountable civilian police force 
and end the role of the military in internal policing, and make such 
plan available to the Department of State;
     Protect the right of political opposition parties, 
journalists, trade unionists, human rights defenders, and other civil 
society activists to operate without interference;
     Increase government revenues, including by implementing 
tax reforms and strengthening customs agencies; and
     Resolve commercial disputes, including the confiscation of 
real property, between United States entities and such government.
    This certification shall be published in the Federal Register and, 
along with the accompanying Memorandum of Justification, shall be 
reported to Congress.

    Dated: November 29, 2017.
Rex W. Tillerson,
Secretary of State.
[FR Doc. 2017-26428 Filed 12-6-17; 8:45 am]
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