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News Stories

Big Turnout on Capitol Hill Raises Alarm on NAFTA Talks (10/18/2017) - Last week, as the fourth round of talks between the United States, Canada and Mexico on the future of the North American Free Trade Agreement unfolded, USCIB joined many of its members and other associations in flooding Congressional offices on Capitol Hill, raising serious concern over the direction of talks.
Mulligan Talks NAFTA at CSI Summit (10/18/2017) - USCIB Senior Vice President for Public Affairs Rob Mulligan spoke at a Coalition of Services Industries (CSI) summit earlier this week on USCIB’s North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) priorities.
USCIB Huddles with US Mission in Geneva (10/16/2017) - On the margins of the UN Conference on Trade and development UNCTAD meetings in Geneva, USCIB Vice President for Trade Services Shaun Donnelly went to the U.S. Mission (i.e. the multilateral US Embassy) to UN agencies for a morning of meetings on October 12.
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Press Releases

Thevenin Joins USCIB as General Counsel (10/11/2017) - Nancy M. Thevenin has joined the United States Council for International Business (USCIB), which represents America’s leading global companies, as general counsel.
Business Makes It Happen: UNGA Week Events Spotlight the Private Sector’s Role in Sustainable Development (9/14/2017) - As United Nations members gather in New York to review progress on the UN’s ambitious 2030 Development Agenda, American business is underscoring how much it is doing – and could be doing, provided the proper incentives – in support of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Administration Goals for Modernizing NAFTA Include Many USCIB Priorities but Leave Out Key Issues (7/14/2017) - USCIB is encouraged by the Administration's NAFTA modernization objectives but expressed concern over key business priorities such as investor-state dispute settlement.

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From the President

USCIB’s “International Business” Summer 2017 Issue (8/15/2017) - The Summer 2017 issue features USCIB President and CEO Peter M. Robinson‘s column on “Why International Organizations Matter to Your Business” as well as articles on developments in the B20, NAFTA and the UN high level political forum and the sustainable development agenda, plus news from our global network–Business at OECD, the International Organization of Employers and the International Chamber of Commerce.
USCIB Op-Ed: Time for Some ‘Tough Love’ at the UN (5/2/2017) - USCIB President Peter Robinson, writing in The Hill, urges U.S. officials to help the United Nations focus its efforts and become more accountable to stakeholders.

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Op-Eds and Speeches

Business Makes It Happen: American Business at the UN General Assembly (9/18/2017) - The 72nd United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) gets under way this week at a time of stresses and strains in the international community.
USCIB Op-ed: NAFTA 2.0 Needs to Protect Investment (8/1/2017) - USCIB's Vice President for Investment and Financial Services Shaun Donnelly along with its Director for Investment, Trade and Financial Services Eva Hampl recently contributed an op-ed in The Hill titled, "NAFTA 2.0 needs to enshrine investor protections."

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Member and Staff News

Thevenin Joins USCIB as General Counsel (10/11/2017) - Nancy M. Thevenin has joined the United States Council for International Business (USCIB), which represents America’s leading global companies, as general counsel.
USCIB Welcomes New General Counsel for Arbitration (10/6/2017) - Nancy M. Thevenin joined on October 2nd as a part-time consultant with the title of General Counsel. Thevenin's portfolio will include supporting the USCIB Arbitration Committee and coordinating the work of the U.S. Nominations Committee.
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Media Coverage

Robinson: NAFTA Talks an Opportunity to Modernize Agreement (8/22/2017) - As negotiations to update the North American Free Trade Agreement got underway, USCIB's President told Chief Executive magazine the talks provide an important opportunity to update the agreement.
White House USCIB in the News: Bloomberg Covers USCIB Work on Labor (8/11/2017) - As the White House continues to discuss appropriations, the union umbrella group AFL-CIO, in partnership with USCIB, is targeting the Senate in search of a bipartisan group of lawmakers to champion the Department of Labor's (DOL) Bureau of International Labor Affairs, as reported by Bloomberg BNA.

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Positions and Statements

Business Makes It Happen: American Business at the UN General Assembly (9/18/2017) - The 72nd United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) gets under way this week at a time of stresses and strains in the international community.
USCIB Supports an EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework (9/18/2017) - On the occasion of the first joint review of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework, USCIB reaffirmed support for the Framework and issued a statement underscoring its importance in ensuring continued robust and reliable transatlantic data flows, which have proved vital for healthy U.S.-EU commercial relations.

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Big Ideas

The Big Idea: UN Climate Talks: Why the Private Sector Needs to Be Involved Now (5/1/2015) - UN engagement with the private sector is imperative from both an economic and environmental standpoint. We need to manage and address the risks of climate change, and doing so requires engaging all countries and societal partners. USCIB wants to make sure negotiators do not miss the opportunity to anchor business in climate deliberations.
The Big Idea: The UN’s Development Agenda: An Opportunity to Cement Private Sector-Led Growth (9/1/2013) - The United Nations has embarked on an ambitious effort to define forward-looking objectives to succeed the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which the UN adopted in 2000 and which set 2015 as a deadline to reach targets toward ending extreme poverty, ensuring universal primary education, curbing the spread of infectious diseases, and attaining a number of […]

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