In a "State in 60 Seconds" video blog, Acting Special Representative for Global Partnerships Thomas Debass discusses the 2013 Global Diaspora Forum, which brings together diaspora leaders from around the world. The theme for the 2013 Global Diaspora Forum is "Where Ideas Meet Action." The 2013 Forum will demonstrate exemplary initiatives undertaken by diaspora communities in the fields of development and diplomacy and will showcase methods of cultural bridge-building that encourage young diasporans to connect with their countries of heritage.
For more information:
- Global Diaspora Forum | 2013 Agenda | Fact Sheet
- Blog Entry -- "Celebrating America's Diaspora Communities" by Secretary of State John Kerry
- Remarks -- Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment Robert D. Hormats