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The U.N. World Conference on Indigenous People: An Opportunity for Real Change

Supported by USAID, the Cofan indigenous people of Ecuador are working to become more united and stronger to continue conserving biodiversity within their territories.

Although they make up less than 5 percent of the global population, indigenous peoples are guardians of nearly two thirds of the world’s languages, over 80 percent of its biodiversity, and most of the genetic diversity of the planet’s seed crops. As we struggle to find solutions to the world’s most urgent challenges, the importance of indigenous peoples’ traditional knowledge cannot be overestimated.

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Millennium Development Goals: Interconnected Web of Individual Goals

The World Bank finds that when a girl completes her primary education, she will earn more over her lifetime. These young girls are taking part of a school feeding program in the commune of Mbao, near Dakar, Senegal..

In 465 days we will see which Millennium Development Goals we achieved and where we fell short. As the focus sharpens on progress and impediments to reaching our objectives, the clearer it becomes that the eight MDGs are fundamentally interdependent. So, how do we manage the connections to maximize progress?

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Taking Our New Model of LGBT Inclusive Development to UNGA

USAID’s LGBT Global Development Partnership promotes foreign assistance to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) equality in emerging markets and developing countries. Photo by: Pat Adams/USAID

An important part of this year’s UNGA agenda is inclusive development efforts to ensure equal access to foreign aid and the protection of the human rights of one of the world’s most vulnerable populations – lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people. Read more >>

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USAID at UNGA 2013: Day Three

Administrator Shah with Malala Yousafzai; Alhaji Aliko Dangote, founder of the Dangote Group (far left); Christie Vilsack, USAID Senior Advisor for International Education; and Malala's father (far right). Photo credit: USAID

A recap of USAID’s participation during, and around, several events at this year’s United Nations General Assembly. Read more >>

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Donors’ Dialogue on How to Effectively Combat Human Trafficking

Click to read USAID's Counter-Trafficking in Persons Field Guide.

USAID has been actively combating trafficking for over a decade. Read more >>

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USAID at UNGA 2013: Day Two

MDG Countdown 2013

A recap of USAID’s participation during, and around, several events at this year’s United Nations General Assembly. Read more >>

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#TheKeyIsWe +SocialGood

Astronaut Ronald J. Garan

[W]e have to ask ourselves, “If we have the resources and the technology to solve the challenges we face, why do they still remain?” Read more >>

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Coordination Counts: Fostering Mobile Money in Malawi

Photo credit: Manpreet Romana/AFP

USAID is working with the Government of Malawi and the local community to lift millions out of poverty through electronic payments. Read more >>

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Girls and Women Transforming Societies

Alex Thier is Assistant to the Administrator for Policy, Planning, and Learning

Today’s USAID and UK’s Department for International Development event on Girls and Women Transforming Societies demonstrates the progress we’re making on gender equality and women’s empowerment. Read more >>

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USAID at UNGA 2013: Day One

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A recap of USAID’s participation during, and around, several events at this year’s United Nations General Assembly. Read more >>

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