USAID at UNGA 2021

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USAID at UNGA 2021

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The 76th Regular Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) opened at the UN Headquarters in New York City on September 14, 2021.  During this session of UNGA, the United States will have numerous opportunities to engage multilaterally and bilaterally to advance U.S. priorities.  The United States will use UNGA High-Level Week (September 20-24) to advance three broad policy priorities:  (1) Advancing U.S. Leadership in Global Health, Pandemic Preparedness, and COVID-19 Response and Recovery; (2) Reinvigorating Global Commitments to Combat the Climate Crisis; and (3) Promoting Human Rights and Defending Democracy and the Rules-Based International Order to maintain international peace and security.  

Administrator Power is scheduled to participate virtually in several events and attend several bilateral and multinational partners to discuss a variety of priority issues including COVID-19, climate change, humanitarian crises, democracy and anti-corruption.

USAID, with Transparency International, is hosting an event on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly to elevate the work of anti-corruption change makers.  During this event, USAID Administrator Samantha Power will lead a dynamic conversation on the importance of the fight against corruption.  

Check this site for the latest information including funding announcements, speeches, and press releases surrounding U.S. participation in UNGA 76.


Latest Updates From UNGA 76

Last updated: December 02, 2021

September 23, 2021

Administrator Samantha Power met virtually with Central American and Mexican foreign ministers today to discuss shared migration challenges and opportunities in the region.  The meeting was convened by Secretary Blinken on the margins of the United Nations General Assembly. 

September 23, 2021

Today, Administrator Samantha Power met with Libya Interim Foreign Minister Najla Mangoush and congratulated her on being Libya’s first female foreign minister. The Administrator and Foreign Minister discussed the importance of the country holding credible, timely, and inclusive parliamentary and presidential elections on December 24, 2021, as well as the Libyan Stabilization Initiative.

September 23, 2021

On Thursday, September 23, United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Samantha Power met with Zambia President Hakainde Hichilema to discuss U.S. support for Zambia and President Hichilema’s far-reaching agenda of democratic and economic reforms. 

September 23, 2021

Today, while meeting with Zambian President Hakainde Hichilema, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Samantha Power announced approximately $18.5 million in additional U.S. Government funding to support the people of Zambia, including Zambia’s fight against COVID-19. 

September 23, 2021

Today, Administrator Power hosted a roundtable featuring change agents on the frontlines of the global fight against corruption, including: Rueben Lifuka, Vice Chair of the Board of Directors, Transparency International; Juan Francisco Sandoval Alfaro, former Chief of the Special Prosecutor’s Office Against Impunity in Guatemala; Achraf Aouadi, founder of the Tunisian watchdog organisation I-Watch; and Miranda Patrucic, Deputy Editor in Chief, Regional and Central Asia, Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project. The event also featured the U.S.

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