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The Week Ahead
The President will attend meetings at the White House
Participates in an Ambassador Credentialing Ceremony in the Oval Office
Hosts “ConnectED to the Future”, a conference with superintendents and other educators from across the country who are leading their schools and districts in the transition to digital learning
Attends meetings at the White House
On the Rhodes: An Update from Burma
Weekly Address: Open Enrollment Starts Today
President Obama Addresses the University of Queensland
West Wing Week: 11/14/14 or, “The Future That We See”
VIDEO MENSAJE DE LA CASA BLANCA: ¡Asegúrate! Inscríbete en cobertura médica desde hoy
November 15, 2014 | 3:41 | Public Domain
En el mensaje de esta semana, Mayra Álvarez, Directora del Grupo de Intercambios de los Estados en el Departamento de Salud y Servicios Humanos recordó que la inscripción abierta bajo la Ley de Cuidado de Salud a Bajo Precio comienza este fin de semana. En el último año más de 10 millones de personas han obtenido un seguro médico, incluyendo a más de siete millones personas que se inscribieron en la cobertura a través del Mercado de Salud. Ellos son la prueba de que la Ley de Cuidado de Salud a Bajo Precio está funcionando, logrando que la cobertura sea más asequible, accesible y de mayor calidad para millones de personas. El Presidente alentó a todos las personas que viven en los Estados Unidos a aprovechar del período de inscripción abierta, y recordarle a sus amigos y familiares a hacer lo mismo.
President Speaks at the YSEALI Town Hall
November 14, 2014 | 01:07:07 | Public Domain
On November 14, 2014, President Obama participated in a Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative Town Hall at Yangon University in Rangoon, Burma.
President Obama and Ang San Suu Kyi Hold a Press Conference
November 14, 2014 | 41:06 | Public Domain
On November 14, 2014, President Obama and Ang San Suu Kyi held a press conference at her house in Yangon, Burma.
President Obama Speaks After a Civil Society Roundtable in Burma
November 14, 2014 | 3:43 | Public Domain
On November 14, 2014, President Obama delivered remarks after participating in a Civil Society Roundtable at the U.S. Embassy in Burma.
President Obama Meets with the President of Burma
November 13, 2014 | 11:05 | Public Domain
On November 13, 2014, President Obama held a bilateral meeting with President Thein Sein of Burma.
The President Wraps Up Trip in Burma, Heads to Australia
12:18 PM EST
President Obama has spent the week traveling in China, Burma, and Australia to help further the U.S. rebalancing strategy and his firm belief that our economic ties to the Asia Pacific region are integral to America’s economic growth.
After securing a historic agreement with China to reduce carbon pollution, the President traveled to Naypyitaw and Rangoon, Burma for the East Asia Summit, the U.S.-ASEAN Summit, and for a bilateral meeting with Burmese President Thein Sein.
Two years ago, President Obama became the first American president to visit this country. On this visit, both Presidents discussed the progress that Burma has made in the pursuit of a more open democracy and the work that’s left to do:
Welcoming the G20’s Commitment to Stop Ebola and Strengthen Global Health Security
Gayle SmithNovember 15, 2014
11:50 AM EST
We have consistently said that Ebola is an urgent global challenge requiring an urgent and commensurate global response. Earlier today, Leaders of the G20—a collection of the world’s largest economies—answered that call from their ongoing summit in Brisbane, Australia. They committed to continued and intensified action to end the Ebola epidemic in West Africa and pledged to assist others to achieve needed health security capacity to prevent, detect and rapidly respond to future outbreaks before they become epidemics.
The communique commends the extraordinary international commitments and cooperation toward the Ebola response to-date, while urging countries around the globe—as well as international organizations and the private sector—to do their part. The statement also goes one step farther to achieve global implementation of the World Health Organization International Health Regulations, which over 40 countries and 17 G-20 members have now pledged to accelerate through the Global Health Security Agenda.
Specifically, among other steps, G20 Leaders pledged to:
- Expedite the provision of funds and other forms of assistance to the affected countries, including personnel, medical teams and personnel, medical and protective equipment, and medicines and treatments;
- Share their experiences fighting the epidemic to ensure healthcare workers and other responders encounter the safest conditions possible;
- Urge greater efforts on the part of researchers, regulators, and pharmaceutical companies to develop safe, effective, and affordable diagnostics, vaccines, and treatments;
- Call upon international and regional institutions—as well as civil society and the private sector—to devise ways to mitigate the impacts of the epidemic and facilitate an economic recovery for the affected countries;
- Encourage the World Bank Group and International Monetary Fund to continue their strong support for the affected countries, including through concessional loans, debt relief, and grants;
- Build capacity to prevent, detect, report early and rapidly respond to infectious diseases such as Ebola so that future outbreaks of infectious diseases can be stanched before they develop into epidemics; and,
- Set a date by next May for those members that wish to accelerate action to announce a timeline for establishing the needed capacity across the Economic Community of West African States and other vulnerable regions to combat future infectious disease threats. We look forward to working with partners, including through the Global Health Security Agenda, to set this timeline and to achieve this important goal.
All told, the international community has already committed more than $1.5 billion to fight the epidemic, while officials from countries large and small have worked on the ground hand-in-hand, together with authorities from the affected countries and humanitarian responders, to beat back this disease. But, today’s communique signals a commitment on the part of the world’s largest and most powerful countries to see this challenge through and to recognize infectious outbreaks for what they are: global threats. The United States will be there until the Ebola epidemic is contained and the affected countries are back on their feet. And today, many of our closest allies and partners pledged to be right there with us.
President Obama’s Statement on Keeping the Internet Open and Free
President Obama today urged the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to take up the strongest possible rules to protect net neutrality, the principle that says Internet service providers (ISPs) should treat all internet traffic equally.
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