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Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 3:15am
Today’s launch of the WildScan Mobile Application marks a major milestone in ASEAN-WEN’s efforts and continued collaboration to put an end to wildlife trafficking in the region, and around the world. 
Wildlife trafficking will remain a major global threat to species loss, ecosystem degradation, and to human health and security – unless we work collaboratively with all key stakeholders, as one community. This is what brings us together today – a common cause, and a shared commitment.
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 11:00am

Good morning everyone. I see that most, if not all prosecutors from BiH Prosecutor’s Offices, have come to this conference. This is very encouraging since the topics you will discuss today are critical in reducing corruption, political patronage and crime; all three cited as the key problems facing the citizens.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 4:00am

As we know recurrent crises affect countries around the world, and last year alone killed more than 20,000 people. Today we are focusing on Asia, and I will briefly provide some relevant data points to help set the stage for our discussion. First, in Bangladesh, rising sea levels threaten to drown one-fifth of the country’s landmass, where 18 million people now reside. In Nepal, over 2 million live on potentially hazardous fault lines, where earthquakes could cause severe damage. According to the World Bank, $1 out of $3 dollars in development funding is lost as a result of recurrent crises, totaling $3.8 trillion over the last 30 years.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014 - 2:30pm

(Discurso tal como fue preparado para su lectura)

Buenos días a todos.
 

A nombre de la Agencia de los Estados Unidos para el Desarrollo Internacional (USAID), quisiera saludar y agradecer a la Dra. Guerra y al equipo de trabajo de la Subsecretaria de Prevención y Participación Ciudadana de la Secretaría de Gobernación por su colaboración, que nos ha permitido contribuir a los esfuerzos del Gobierno de México en torno a la prevención de la violencia y la delincuencia en el país. 
 

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 9:00am

It is my great pleasure to welcome all of you today to “National Consultation Workshop on Agricultural Extension Policy.”  USAID, through its Feed the Future Initiative, is pleased to be able to provide support for the development of an Agriculture Extension Policy in cooperation with the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries.

Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 9:30am

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is investing $4 million this year in Kenya’s immunization program.  Speaking as a donor, I can tell you that childhood immunization programs provide a very high return on investment. Vaccination services prevent illnesses, which reduce direct health costs and save millions of shillings in indirect costs, a fact I know Secretary Macharia appreciates.  More importantly, vaccination services save lives.

Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 9:00am

Cambodia has made substantial progress towards achieving its Millennium Development Goals, including reaching the targets for Goals 4 and 5 years ahead of the target dates.  I would like to congratulate the Royal Government of Cambodia, in particular the Ministry of Health, for its leadership in these efforts. The deployment of midwives to all health facilities and the endorsement of the midwifery incentive scheme are recognized as driving forces behind this great success.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - 8:15pm

Regardless of where we work, we are driven by one core mission: to end extreme poverty and advance the dignity of every human being.  Yet, we come together tonight at a time when this mission—and our values—are being tested.  Across the globe, millions of children—especially girls—are facing daunting threats.

Syria’s children continue to endure relentless dangers, from barrel bombs to extremist militias.  India’s girls risk their lives every time they fetch water or visit latrines.  And Nigeria’s children are finding school a target for terrorists rather than a sanctuary for learning. All it takes it one look around the world to see that our joint efforts and advocacy are more critical than ever.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - 10:00am

(As prepared)

Habari zenu, Good morning,

Honorable Henry Rotich, Cabinet Secretary for the National Treasury; Honorable Michael Kamau, Cabinet Secretary for the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure; Lucy Mbugua Managing Director of the Kenya Airports Authority; other distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen.  It is a great honor to be with you.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - 9:00am

In Cambodia today, women are living longer, healthier lives than their mothers and their mothers before them.  As the nation’s health system and economic opportunities continue to improve, Cambodian women have better access to higher-quality health services and products for themselves and their families.  Giving birth is safer than it has ever been in Cambodia, for both mothers and their newborns.  Contraceptives and other health commodities are more readily available and affordable.  Deaths due to the most lethal diseases of the past – such as tuberculosis, malaria, and HIV – are declining each year.

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