72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly

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The 72nd Regular Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) opened at the UN Headquarters in New York City on Tuesday September 12, 2017. The General Debate theme is ‘Focusing on People: Striving for Peace and Decent Life for All on a Sustainable Planet’. During this session of UNGA, the United States will have numerous opportunities to engage multilaterally and bilaterally to advance U.S. priorities in five key areas: addressing the threat to global peace and security posed by North Korea; deescalating the conflict in Syria; broadening multilateral counterterrorism efforts to defeat ISIS and other terrorist organizations; taking bold steps on UN reform; and bolstering support for humanitarian assistance to ongoing emergencies, in particular for refugees and the communities that host them.

Administrator Green will meet with bilateral and multinational partners to discuss a variety of issues, including key global health initiatives such as the President's Malaria Initiative and Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, the global response to famine and food insecurity, and stabilization efforts in Iraq and Syria.

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Last updated: December 05, 2019

December 5, 2019

The United States Government, represented by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is seeking offers from qualified persons to provide personal services under contract as described in this solicitation.

February 25, 2019

The United States Agency for International Development is the part of the United States federal government that is primarily responsible for providing foreign aid and development assistance. We work very closely with the Government of India to reach our common development goals.

USAID has a long and successful partnership with the Government of India, and it all started with farmers. More than 70 years ago, our work together started with emergency food aid when drought decimated farmers' crops and threatened India's people with famine.

July 10, 2018



CLOSING DATE/TIME: AUGUST 03, 2018 at midnight Guinea local time 


September 21, 2017

We remain deeply committed to combating hunger and helping the world's more vulnerable people. We will continue to stand shoulder to shoulder with people in their hour of need. As disaster or a crisis strikes we will continue to be there. That's why today I'm announcing that the United States is pledging an additional $575 million in humanitarian assistance to the people of Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan, and Yemen.

September 21, 2017

The reality, as we all know, is we will never have enough money as nations to do everything that we would like to do. That means we have to make choices and we have to prioritize. We in the U.S. government choose to prioritize to fight against malaria. Today I am pleased to announce that we will launch new President's Malaria Initiative programs in Cameroon, Cote d'Ivoire, Niger, Sierra Leone, and we will also expand dramatically the PMI program in Burkina Faso.