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USAID at the 2013 UN General Assembly

From September 23-27, USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah and other Agency leaders will participate in several events taking place during and around the 68th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York. Through our key events and participation at other development events, USAID will demonstrate innovation and results in our core work and spotlight how the Agency’s new model for development is doing business differently to achieve unprecedented progress.

This year’s Assembly will partly focus on the realization of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and other agreed development goals for persons with disabilities. Over 1 billion people, or approximately 15 percent of the world’s population, live with some form of disability. Eighty percent of them live in developing countries. USAID is committed to disability-inclusive development by supporting disability-specific programs to address targeted needs and integrating disability into all our programs. At USAID, we also know that we can accelerate progress towards the MDGs by empowering girls and women and investing in actions that reduce gender gaps.

Dispatches, blogs, stories and videos related to USAID's UNGA participation and programs can be found all week on USAID’s Impact Blog.


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Last updated: October 24, 2013

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