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Feed the Future: Progress in the Goal of Ending Hunger

Emiliano Dominguez Gonzalez displays his recently harvested strawberries in Honduras. Feed the Future helped nearly 7 million farmers like Emiliano last year boost harvests by using new and improved technologies and agricultural practices. / USAID-ACCESO/Fintrac Inc.

As we start 2015, take a moment to learn about global hunger and consider what you can do to help end it. You can start by reading Feed the Future’s “Year in Review.”

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Standing with Civil Society

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Larry Garber highlights the importance of civil society and the need for USAID to ensure that, when it comes to civil society, our financial investments are met by our political commitments.

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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

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

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

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

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USAID at UNGA 2013: Day Two

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

[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

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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