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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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USAID Rallies During Final 1,000 Days of Millennium Development Goals

USAID, US News and GAIN participated in a Google Hangout on April 5. Photo credit: USAID

On April 5, USAID joined UN Foundation’s Momentum 1000 and millions around the globe in a digital rally to mark the 1,000 day to achieve the Millennium Development Goals. Read more >>

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USAID Answers President’s Call to End Extreme Poverty

A Year in Review: USAID's 2013 Annual Letter. Photo credit: USAID

In its third annual letter, Administrator Shah shares the work USAID does around the world to help answer President Obama’s call to end extreme poverty. Read more >>

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Meeting the President’s Challenge to End Extreme Poverty

Progress in the most impoverished parts of our world creates new markets and stability. Photo credit: USAID

We are advancing President Obama’s critical agenda to eradicate the scourge of extreme poverty through Feed the Future, the President’s signature global hunger and food security initiative. Read more >>

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Getting to Zero and Eliminating Extreme Poverty

Climate change drives population problems in Uganda. The population lives largely in poverty. And with increasing droughts and heavy, erratic rains destroying farmland and spreading disease, it is important to establish alternative livelihoods for food and create awareness of adaptation for environmental changes – both priorities to protect the wildlife and wild lands.  Photo credit: Julie Larsen Maher, Wildlife Conservation Society

During his State of the Union address, the President articulated a vision that represented one of the clearest, most direct calls to development action in recent years. At USAID, we’ve spent considerable time analyzing what it would take to eradicate extreme poverty. 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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President Obama Announces Additional Humanitarian Aid for the Syrian People

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President Obama announced today that he has approved a new round of humanitarian assistance, an additional $155 million to provide for the urgent and pressing needs of civilians in Syria. Read more >>

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Can Transitional Justice Prevent Conflicts?

Cyanne Loyle is Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Studies at West Virginia University. Photo credit: West Virginia University

In 2011, President Obama launched the Presidential Studies Directive on Mass Atrocities, or PSD-10, a ground-breaking call for all major U.S. government agencies to engage on the issue of preventing mass atrocities and genocide worldwide. Read more >>

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Ending Human Trafficking is Within Our Reach

MTV Exit's anti-slavery concert in Myanmar attracted more than 50,000 people. Photo Credit: MTV Exit / U.S. State Dept.

MTV EXIT’s 31st concert to counter trafficking in persons was held in Burma on December 16. Over 50,000 people gathered to hear multi Grammy Award-winning singer songwriter Jason Mraz perform. Read more >>

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A Roadmap to Protecting the World’s Most Vulnerable Children

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The first U.S. Government Action Plan (PDF) on Children in Adversity provides an important framework through which to guide and galvanize U.S. government agencies to protect the world’s most vulnerable children. Read more >>

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