Global Economic Statecraft Day
U.S. Embassy Promotes Green Economy Initiatives
The United States Embassy in Belgrade, in cooperation with the Serbian packaging waste collection organization Sekopak, is undertaking a number of initiatives focusing on the green economy. We are working with the American Chamber of Commerce to improve waste management and recycling practices within the business community in Serbia and are broadening our cooperation with other embassies in Belgrade to increase recycling within the diplomatic community. Internally, we’ve giving our own Embassy recycling program a face lift, as well as developed a plan for recycling at large-scale Embassy events such our upcoming Fourth of July celebration. Our hope is that these “green economy” events will illustrate the U.S. Embassy’s commitment to a continued strengthening of the economic ties between our two countries. For more coverage of the U.S. Embassy-AmCham event, please visit AmCham Serbia’s Photo Gallery.
June 14 marked Global Economic Statecraft Day (GESD), a worldwide event organized by the U.S. Department of State to highlight the important role of economic cooperation in building global prosperity in our interdependent global economy. As part of Global Economic Statecraft Day, Secretary Clinton has requested that all Embassies around the world organize events to answer her call to “mount a serious and sustained commitment to place economics at the center of our foreign policy.” As such, we are working with our foreign partners to put economics at the forefront of our foreign policy and to develop economic solutions to our shared strategic challenges.