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USAID in the News

President Obama delivers remarks during a visit to the Feed the Future Agricultural Technologies Marketplace in Senegal. Photo credit: Kate Gage, USAID

A review of USAID’s top news highlights for week of June 24, 2013. Read more >>

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On the Front Lines in Africa

FrontLines: Spotlight on Africa

FrontLines editor shares some of her favorite FrontLines stories about our work in Africa. Read more >>

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Working to Keep Civil Society Open

Larry Garber and Sarah Mendelson are, respectively, Deputy Assistant Administrator in the Bureau for Policy, Planning and Learning and the Bureau for Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance

We can keep civil society space open and ensure that the aspirations of people around the globe for freedom and dignity will be achieved Read more >>

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Facing History: Education’s Role in Transitional Justice

Karen Murphy is International Director for Facing History and Ourselves, an international educational and professional development NGO. Photo credit: Facing History and Ourselves

International Director for Facing History and Ourselves, Karen Murphy, discusses the role of education in transitional justice. Read more >>

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Light Above Darkness – The Global Struggle for Democracy & Human Rights

Sarah Mendelson serves as deputy assistant administrator for Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance

We have a duty to remember those who do not live free and to work tirelessly to ensure that one day they can. Read more >>

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USAID in the News

LGBT Global Development Partners spoke on advancing LGBT equality in developing and emerging market countries on April 8 in Washington. Photo credit: USAID

A review of USAID’s top news highlights for week of April 8, 2013. Read more >>

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Building A More Tolerant, Inclusive World

David N. Cicilline is a member of the Rhode Island House of Representatives. Photo credit:

The challenges that USAID addresses – global health, access to food and water, education, and economic growth – cannot be fully met unless we are honoring basic human rights.

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Accelerating Progress with LGBT Global Development Partnership

Dr. Maura O'Neill is the chief innovation officer and senior counselor to the administrator at USAID.

USAID and partners created the LGBT Global Development Partnership to further LGBT equality in developing and emerging market countries. Read more >>

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National Freedom Day: A Commitment to End Modern Slavery

Sarah Mendelson serves as deputy assistant administrator for Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance

An estimated 20 million men, women and children around the world, including thousands in the United States, are living in bondage, confirming that the fight to end slavery is far from over. Read more >>

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Nurturing Rule of Law in Young Uzbekistan

Judge John R. Tunheim (second from right) and fellow trainer, former prosecutor David Hackney, relax with Uzbek prosecutors as they learn about the American judicial system. Photo credit: USAID

Judge John R. Tunheim traveled to Uzbekistan to share his experience in the areas of rule of law and human rights, and participate in a conference marking the 20th anniversary of the Uzbek constitution. Read more >>

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