I commend the County Government and the parents and students of Ama Primary School for your commitment to improving learning.
Last year’s landmark ratification of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities demonstrated Vietnam’s commitment to respecting rights, embracing the value of diversity, and promoting equal opportunities. It added a potentially important new dimension to our cooperation that is also at the core of USAID’s broader strategy for development cooperation, which is the emphasis on inclusion.
Sự kiện năm ngoái Việt Nam phê chuẩn Công ước của Liên Hợp Quốc về Quyền của Người khuyết tật đã đánh dấu một bước ngoặt và thể hiện cam kết của Việt Nam về vấn đề tôn trọng các quyền, bảo vệ giá trị của sự đa dạng và thúc đẩy các cơ hội bình đẳng. Sự kiện này bổ sung một phương diện mới và quan trọng trong hợp tác của chúng ta đồng thời cũng là cốt lõi trong chiến lớn hơn của USAID về hợp tác phát triển với trọng tâm hướng vào sự hòa nhập.
With Australia, the United States has enjoyed a strong friendship and partnership for 75 years. Throughout Asia, we are proud to work with the Australians on issues of mutual interest, including
I’d like to welcome you all to USAID’s regional training facility. And thanks to the Rockefeller Foundation for partnering with us on this important event. Since Jan 2014, “resilience” has been part of USAID’s core mission as we look to partner to end extreme poverty. And I believe resilience is here to stay as a key analytic, programming and organizing concept for our development investments for years to come.
In these remarks, I will hopefully set the stage a bit and perhaps say a few things to help spark a great discussion during today’s meetings. Shell Foundation and its community of partners, many of whom are also here today, has achieved some great successes over the years; catalyzing the clean cookstoves sector, to its influential role building inclusive markets for off-grid energy.
I am very happy to see the progress that you have all accomplished. The people of Tacloban City have shown great resilience in times of crisis and determination to build back better.
- Thank you for arranging this meeting to discuss the important issues raised in your letter from August 28, 2015.
- USAID agrees with MENR that spatial planning is a critical issue for wildlife security, particularly given Kenya’s context of devolution to county levels and rapid development trajectory. Therefore, we are willing to support MENR to develop the National Wildlife Conservation and Management Strategy and the preparation of three pilot county spatial plans for Kajiado, Narok, and Taita Taveta.
Wildlife trafficking has become a global issue that is threatening our world’s biodiversity as well as national security. It has been proven that wildlife trafficking is linked to other transnational crime - - such as human trafficking, drugs and arms - - and terrorists are using wildlife as a source to fund their activities. It is an urgent matter that we have to address. It is everybody’s responsibility to help stop illegal wildlife trade - - across ASEAN, Africa and beyond.
The United States is proud to stand with countries around the world, including those represented here tonight, to combat wildlife trafficking and protect natural resources. Like everyone here tonight, the United States, under President Obama’s leadership, strongly believes the slaughter of thousands of animals and the murder of park rangers trying to protect these species must be stopped.
Last updated: January 17, 2017