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MDG Countdown 2011: Celebrating Success and Innovations

On Wednesday, September 21, USAID and UK development agency DFID co-hosted, “MDG Countdown 2011: Celebrating Successes and Innovations.” The event highlighted several game-changing programs and policies of countries that have made significant progress towards achieving the MDGs. Along with Secretary Mitchell and Administrator Shah, featured speakers included: Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Mary Robinson, The Elders […]

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Women and Agriculture: Behind the Scenes

After an event on Monday with Secretary Clinton to promote food security, influential leaders discuss the important role women play in strengthening global agriculture. Featured in this short video: Kathy Spahn, President of Helen Keller International; Dr. Jose Granziano da Silva, Director General Elect of UN FAO; and Paul Polman, CEO of Unilever.

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Eyes on UNGA: Day 1

USAID’s first day at the 66th Session of the United Nations General Assembly was packed with a range of events covering topics from U.S. Pakistan relations, to the launch of a new campaign to engage the public around the largest humanitarian emergency on earth. From the halls of respected think tanks, to the floor of […]

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Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance 2.0

Next week, USAID is excited to be hosting DRG 2.0: Promoting Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance in 2011, and we’d like you to participate. What is DRG 2.0? Our own David Yang, Director of our Office of Democracy & Governance, says it best. With the exciting emergence of the Arab Spring, USAID experts in Democracy, […]

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