During the 67th United Nations General Assembly, held from September 23, 2012 to October 1, 2012, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Dr. Rajiv Shah provided remarks on several topics pertaining to U.S. global health efforts including food security and the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Administrator Shah also took part in the announcement of a new partnership aimed at providing contraception to women on the world’s poorest countries.
New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition Event: At an event (9/27) titled “New Alliance: Progress and the Way Forward”, USAID Administrator Shah discussed U.S. efforts to address global hunger and food security through the Feed the Future Initiative and the New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition. During his remarks, Administrator Shah announced that Burkina Faso, Cote d’Ivoire, and Mozambique were the next countries to develop New Alliance Cooperation Frameworks and that 21 additional private sector companies had signed letters of intent to support the alliance.
- USAID press release titled “G8 and African Leaders Announce Expansion and Progress of the New Alliance for Food Security and Prevention”
- Feed the Future blog post titled “Five More Questions about the New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition”
- State Department Special Briefing titled “Background Briefing on Readout of the G8 New Alliance Event and Preview of the Secretary’s Participation in the Feed the Future: Partnering With Civil Society Event”
MDG Countdown 2012 Event: Administrator Shah discussed the status of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) at an event (9/27) title “MDG Countdown 2012.”
- USAID press release about the event titled “USAID and Global Community Make Huge Strides Toward 2015 MDG Deadlines”
- USAID IMPACT blog post titled “MDG Countdown: Working to Fulfill A Global Promise”
New Partnership to Expand Access to Contraception: USAID Administrator Shah took part in the announcement (9/27) of a new partnership among governments, civil society, and the private sector to provide contraception to over 27 million women in the world’s poorest countries.