USAID, DFID Highlight Millennium Development Goal Progress

For Immediate Release

Friday, September 21, 2012

Administrator Rajiv Shah will host an event Wednesday, Sept. 26, highlighting the progress USAID is making with international partners toward meeting the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals (MDG). 

USAID is co-hosting the event with its British counterpart, the Department for International Development (DFID), to highlight the role the two agencies play in meeting global MDG targets. 

Dr. Rajiv Shah and the UK’s new Secretary of State for International Development Justine Greening will host “MDG Countdown: Working Together Towards 2015” – which will feature innovators from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, El Salvador, Horn of Africa, India, Indonesia, Rwanda and Zambia. Representatives from the field will describe in their own words, either in person or via video, how the MDG targets are being achieved through innovative projects and programs around the world.

After their opening remarks, Laura Trevelyan, BBC correspondent, will introduce and moderate interviews with representatives from the featured projects and programs.  Following these interviews and presentations, UN Special Advisor on Post-2015 Development Planning Amina Mohammed will offer her perspectives on MDG progress.  The floor will then open for remarks from the audience.


Dr. Rajiv Shah, USAID Administrator
Justine Greening, DFID Secretary of State for International Development
Amina Mohammad, UN Special Adviser on Post-2015 Development Agenda
Representatives of the eight featured case studies with a video message from Afghanistan Minister of Health Suraya Dalil


Wednesday, September 26, 2012
9:30 – 11:30 a.m. EST


Millennium UN Plaza Hotel (now known as ONE UN New York)
Diplomatic Ballroom
One United Nations Plaza
44th St. (between First and Second Ave.)
New York, NY  10017-3575

Media should RSVP with credentials to Lisa Hibbert-Simpson, For more information please call 202-712-4320.

Last updated: August 30, 2017

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