Pan American Day and Pan American Week, 2019, 16187-16188 [2019-07912]

Download as PDF 16187 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 84, No. 75 Thursday, April 18, 2019 Title 3— Proclamation 9862 of April 12, 2019 The President Pan American Day and Pan American Week, 2019 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation In October 1889, the nations of the Americas convened in Washington, D.C., at the First International Conference of the American States, to strengthen the bonds of friendship among the countries of the Western Hemisphere and to consider opportunities for improved cooperation. This conference set the foundation for the Organization of American States, which was eventually established in 1948 and today serves as the primary international forum for the countries of the Western Hemisphere. As we celebrate this Pan American Day and Pan American Week, nearly 130 years after the First International Conference, the United States proudly continues to stand in solidarity with the nations of the Americas. Together, we commemorate the progress we have made toward our shared goal of a hemisphere united in democracy, prosperity, and security. The people of the Americas are bound together by much more than geographic proximity. From the earliest days of the inter-American system, we have shared a deep respect for liberty. Enshrined in the Charter of the Organization of American States is a declaration that ‘‘representative democracy is an indispensable condition for the stability, peace, and development of the region’’ and that ‘‘the historic mission of America is to offer to man a land of liberty.’’ We remain committed to freedom and a strong and interconnected Western Hemisphere in the face of current challenges. Together, the nations of America must continue to confront oppression and advocate for freedom—both in the region and around the globe. Sadly, the people of Cuba, Venezuela, and Nicaragua continue to live under tyranny and authoritarianism. The brutality and corruption of the illegitimate former regime in Venezuela has crippled the country and brought it to ruin. We must not forget that the struggle is one between dictatorship and democracy, between oppression and freedom, and between continued suffering for millions of Venezuelans and an opportunity for a renewed future of freedom and prosperity. The community of democracies in our Western Hemisphere must continue to support the people of Venezuela, Cuba, and Nicaragua as they fight for the restoration of democracy and liberty. jbell on DSK30RV082PROD with PRES DOCS Despite such challenges, the countries of the Americas have made substantive progress on issues such as trafficking and crime, poverty reduction, and safety. The United States has worked with its partners to disrupt transnational criminal networks, stem drug and human trafficking, enhance citizen security, and strengthen border security. We will continue working cooperatively in the Americas and throughout the world to promote the rule of law and give the people of our countries every opportunity to thrive. On Pan American Day and during Pan American Week, the nations of the Americas renew our common mission of advancing freedom in our hemisphere. Through unmatched levels of trade and investment, steady cooperation, and investment in the well-being of people from all walks of life, we are helping to secure prosperity and security for future generations. NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, 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, 2019, VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:32 Apr 17, 2019 Jkt 247001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\18APD0.SGM 18APD0 16188 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 75 / Thursday, April 18, 2019 / Presidential Documents as Pan American Day and April 14 through April 20, 2019, 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. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twelfth day of April, in the year of our Lord two thousand nineteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-third. [FR Doc. 2019–07912 Filed 4–17–19; 8:45 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:32 Apr 17, 2019 Jkt 247001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\18APD0.SGM 18APD0 Trump.EPS</GPH> jbell on DSK30RV082PROD with PRES DOCS Billing code 3295–F9–P

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 75 (Thursday, April 18, 2019)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 16187-16188]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-07912]




                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 84 , No. 75 / Thursday, April 18, 2019 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

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                Proclamation 9862 of April 12, 2019

                
Pan American Day and Pan American Week, 2019

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                In October 1889, the nations of the Americas convened 
                in Washington, D.C., at the First International 
                Conference of the American States, to strengthen the 
                bonds of friendship among the countries of the Western 
                Hemisphere and to consider opportunities for improved 
                cooperation. This conference set the foundation for the 
                Organization of American States, which was eventually 
                established in 1948 and today serves as the primary 
                international forum for the countries of the Western 
                Hemisphere. As we celebrate this Pan American Day and 
                Pan American Week, nearly 130 years after the First 
                International Conference, the United States proudly 
                continues to stand in solidarity with the nations of 
                the Americas. Together, we commemorate the progress we 
                have made toward our shared goal of a hemisphere united 
                in democracy, prosperity, and security.

                The people of the Americas are bound together by much 
                more than geographic proximity. From the earliest days 
                of the inter-American system, we have shared a deep 
                respect for liberty. Enshrined in the Charter of the 
                Organization of American States is a declaration that 
                ``representative democracy is an indispensable 
                condition for the stability, peace, and development of 
                the region'' and that ``the historic mission of America 
                is to offer to man a land of liberty.'' We remain 
                committed to freedom and a strong and interconnected 
                Western Hemisphere in the face of current challenges.

                Together, the nations of America must continue to 
                confront oppression and advocate for freedom--both in 
                the region and around the globe. Sadly, the people of 
                Cuba, Venezuela, and Nicaragua continue to live under 
                tyranny and authoritarianism. The brutality and 
                corruption of the illegitimate former regime in 
                Venezuela has crippled the country and brought it to 
                ruin. We must not forget that the struggle is one 
                between dictatorship and democracy, between oppression 
                and freedom, and between continued suffering for 
                millions of Venezuelans and an opportunity for a 
                renewed future of freedom and prosperity. The community 
                of democracies in our Western Hemisphere must continue 
                to support the people of Venezuela, Cuba, and Nicaragua 
                as they fight for the restoration of democracy and 
                liberty.

                Despite such challenges, the countries of the Americas 
                have made substantive progress on issues such as 
                trafficking and crime, poverty reduction, and safety. 
                The United States has worked with its partners to 
                disrupt transnational criminal networks, stem drug and 
                human trafficking, enhance citizen security, and 
                strengthen border security. We will continue working 
                cooperatively in the Americas and throughout the world 
                to promote the rule of law and give the people of our 
                countries every opportunity to thrive.

                On Pan American Day and during Pan American Week, the 
                nations of the Americas renew our common mission of 
                advancing freedom in our hemisphere. Through unmatched 
                levels of trade and investment, steady cooperation, and 
                investment in the well-being of people from all walks 
                of life, we are helping to secure prosperity and 
                security for future generations.

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, 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, 2019,

[[Page 16188]]

                as Pan American Day and April 14 through April 20, 
                2019, 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.

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

[FR Doc. 2019-07912
Filed 4-17-19; 8:45 am]
Billing code 3295-F9-P