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Live @ UNGA: Day One


This week, Administrator Shah and other Agency leaders are participating in several events taking place during and around the 67th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York. Sunday evening we kicked off our week here in New York at the Social Good Summit, a three-day conference where big ideas meet new media […]

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Equal Futures Partnership Advances Global Women’s Opportunities

I am excited to have just returned from the kick-off of the Equal Futures Partnership to expand women’s opportunities around the world. The event was held in New York City and part of a number of events USAID is participating in during the United Nations General Assembly this week.

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Today is World Humanitarian Day


The United Nations’ World Humanitarian Day reminds us that helping those in need is a universal value. In the midst of every disaster and conflict, there are also inspiring acts of courage, generosity and selflessness. I am continually awed by the people I meet around the world who take great risks, who are moved to […]

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USAID Impact @ UN General Assembly in New York

Every year, USAID plays an important role in the annual United Nations General Assembly in New York. This year is the 66th session of the Assembly and our USAID Impact blog is dedicated to giving you updates. This week from September 19-23, USAID Administrator Raj Shah and  other Agency leaders will participate in several events. […]

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50 Weeks to 50 Years at USAID – Week 1: Presidential Development Visionaries

In September, President Obama unveiled his Global Development Policy, which for the first time elevates international development as a core pillar of U.S. foreign policy. Read more >>

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USAID Responds to Massive Flooding in Benin

Flood victims in Sô Ava queue for registration before attending a training session on how to decontaminate water and use water storage units. They are assisted by staff from Catholic Relief Services on October 26th. Photo Credit:  Simplice Takoubo/USAID

In response to the massive flooding in Benin, USAID has been closely coordinating with the U.N. and the Government of Benin to ensure aid is reaching those most in need. Read more >>

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The United Nations Designated the First Monday in October as Annual World Habitat Day

The United Nations designated the first Monday in October as annual World Habitat Day to raise awareness of the need for improved shelter. Read more >>

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Security and Livelihoods in Darfur

Just came from a series of meetings with our international partners in South Darfur. We discussed a number of Darfur’s complex challenges with leaders from the World Food Programme, United Nations-African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID), the UN Population Fund and other UN agencies and humanitarian NGOs. Security continues to be a serious challenge for […]

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