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Media Note
Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
December 1, 2006


United States Takes the Helm of the Seed Initiative's Board of Directors

The Department of State today assumed the Chairmanship of the Supporting
Entrepreneurs for Environment and Development (Seed) Initiative for one
year. Seed promotes partnerships through its biennial global awards,
designed to publicly recognize and support the most worthy newly-formed
partnerships, through capacity-building activities for Seed award winners,
and through its publication program.

In connection with today's announcement, Under Secretary of State for
Democracy and Global Affairs Paula Dobriansky named the State Department's
Special Representative for Sustainable Development, Jonathan Margolis, as
the Chairman of the Seed Board of Directors.

During its Chairmanship, the Department of State will work with the Seed
Board to focus the international community's attention on the impact
partnerships are making to improve the quality of people's lives. Mr.
Margolis, in his role as chairman, plans to help the Board implement its
goals of presenting partnership successes at international fora and to
expand on their achievements at home and abroad.

The United States joined Seed in 2004. Additional information is available
from: http://www.sdp.gov/sdp/initiative/c15388.htm or www.seedinit.org.

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