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: September 28, 2021

September 22, 2021

I know all of us find ourselves in a similar state—the scale of global need is unprecedented, and we cannot possibly commit all the resources necessary to address the strain of COVID-19 and its secondary impacts. But in a world of competing needs, the flags on the mall remind us just how urgent it is to save lives now.

September 22, 2021

Today, Administrator Power met with Vietnam Deputy Minister of National Defense Hoang Xuan Chien. The Administrator thanked Deputy Minister Chien for our long-standing partnership with the Government of Vietnam and for the Ministry of National Defense’s strong leadership, and close cooperation, on addressing war legacy issues. The Administrator affirmed USAID’s commitment to overcoming war legacies, including jointly cleaning up dioxin contamination at Bien Hoa Airbase, strengthening health and social services to improve the quality of life of persons with disabilities in Vietnam, regardless of cause, and improving DNA analysis techniques to find and identify the remains of Vietnamese combatants who are unaccounted for.

September 22, 2021

Today, during a high-level side event on the margins of the United Nations General Assembly, U.S. Senior Advisor for Special Political Affairs Ambassador Jeffrey DeLaurentis announced nearly $247 million in additional humanitarian assistance for the nearly 12 million people affected by the Venezuela regional crisis as well as $89 million additional development funds for economic integration and democracy support.

September 22, 2021

Today, Administrator Power met with UK Foreign Secretary Elizabeth Truss where she welcomed the Foreign Secretary to her new role. The two emphasized their commitment to continue their strong collaboration on critical development priorities, including supporting women and girls, economic development and trade facilitation, and support for democracy and governance.

September 22, 2021

Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced it will plan to provide $345 million for life-saving vaccine assistance, oxygen supplies, and targeted surge support to COVID-19 hotspots.

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