Text: H.Res.1698 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Bill Information (Except Text)

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111th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. RES. 1698

Recognizing the myriad contributions of female ambassadors and members of the Foreign Service to help build a more free, prosperous, and secure world.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
September 29, 2010

Ms. Eddie Bernice Johnson of Texas (for herself, Ms. Watson, Mr. Holt, Mr. Carnahan, and Ms. Baldwin) submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs


RESOLUTION

Recognizing the myriad contributions of female ambassadors and members of the Foreign Service to help build a more free, prosperous, and secure world.

Whereas women have risen to the highest levels of leadership in the Department of State since they were allowed into the United States diplomatic corps in 1922;

Whereas gender diversity among international leaders contributes to a more comprehensive and versatile approach to conflict resolution;

Whereas the responsibilities of peacemaking and peacekeeping cannot be left to one gender, institution, or political party;

Whereas women in these positions frequently choose to bring attention to important issues including poverty, discrimination, education, and health; and

Whereas women diplomats furthermore have a unique opportunity to highlight the potential for women to be the agents of the socioeconomic change that is necessary for lasting peace: Now, therefore, be it

Resolved, That the House of Representatives recognizes the myriad contributions of female ambassadors and members of the Foreign Service to help build a more free, prosperous, and secure world.