Establishment of the Secretary of State's Advisory Committee on Public-Private Partnerships

Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
March 21, 2016

The Department of State has established the Secretary of State’s Advisory Committee on Public Private Partnerships. The Committee will provide advice and assistance in the formulation of U.S. policies, proposals, and strategies for developing public-private partnerships that promote shared value with the private sector worldwide. The Committee will also review and recommend public-private partnership opportunities for advancing foreign policy objectives.

The Committee will be managed by the Secretary’s Office of Global Partnerships. It is anticipated that the Committee will meet on at least an annual basis.

The Committee may be comprised of up to twenty-five distinguished citizens from the private sector, philanthropy, civil society, diaspora groups, think tanks and academia, providing the Secretary with a fresh perspective and insight apart from, and independent of, the State Department organization. It will not perform the function of any existing Department staff or committee.

For further information, please contact the Secretary’s Office of Global Partnerships at