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Sunday, August 2, 2015

I applaud today’s successful conclusion of negotiations on an ambitious, inclusive Post-2015 Development Agenda. The goals and aspirations conveyed through these negotiations expand on the successes seen under the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), established by the global community 15 years ago. Those successes include a dramatic drop in the share of the world’s people living in extreme poverty, an equally dramatic increase in the number of people with access to clean water, and long-sought parity among girls and boys in primary-school enrollment.

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July 24 marked one year since the last reported case of wild polio in Nigeria. This is a significant milestone for the largest country by population in Africa and, historically, a major reservoir of the virus.

On World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, USAID recognizes human trafficking as a major violation of human rights. To better identify and counter human trafficking in supply chains, USAID is pioneering an initiative called Supply Unchained.

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