Standing Up For Democracy, Delivering Vaccines, and More

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Thursday, September 30, 2021
Standing Up For Democracy, Delivering Vaccines, and More

USAID Newsletter

Everyday more and more citizens around the world are speaking out and taking action in the name of democracy. The times call for it. The rise of authoritarianism, the economic strain of the COVID-19 pandemic, the threats against journalists, and the backsliding and corruption of elected officials all contribute to the current state of affairs around the globe. During this year’s UN General Assembly, USAID hosted a discussion between Administrator Power and democracy champions on the importance of battling corruption. This came on the heels of USAID observing International Day of Democracy and, earlier this year, announcing a new Anti-Corruption Task Force. Up next: the Biden Administration is gearing up for a global Summit for Democracy in December. This work is vital to building a more just world.


One Billion Pfizer Vaccines

One Billion Pfizer Vaccines

USAID is working with Pfizer and COVAX to deliver a billion vaccines all around the world to save lives and end the pandemic. Pfizer hosted Administrator Power for a behind-the-scenes virtual tour of the Michigan vaccine facility where she learned how American companies play a vital role in ramping up vaccine production for the world.
 
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 News & Events

 
 

News & Events

USAID kicked off September with International Literacy Day and closed with a packed UNGA schedule. Administrator Power spoke at President Biden’s Global COVID-19 Summit. USAID also announced investments in food security and Africa’s economic future; unveiled more aid for Zambia; and held talks about assistance for Afghanistan, Yemen, Venezuelans, Burma, and Bangladesh. And, during Global Citizen Live, Power explained how USAID will address humanitarian challenges exacerbated by COVID-19.
 
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Digital Feature - Photo by Bobby Neptune for USAID

Digital Feature

Meet one of Kazakhstan's civil society champions. Jamila Asanova is a civil society activist and the founder of ARGO, an organization formed in 2004 with USAID assistance that promotes citizens’ participation in governance. Her advocacy started two decades ago. Find out the impact of that work today.
 
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Did You Know?

The U.S. Government has donated more vaccines than all other countries combined. Check out some of the many countries that recently received COVID-19 vaccines: the Philippines, Tunisia, Indonesia, Uganda, Uzbekistan, Kenya, Mexico, and Kosovo.
 
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Last updated: September 30, 2021

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