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 23, 2021

September 22, 2021

Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Assistant to the Administrator Sarah Charles, in the Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance, announced nearly $291 million in additional humanitarian assistance from the American people for Yemen during a virtual high-level side event on the margins of the 76th UN General Assembly. This funding will provide lifesaving aid for Yemenis enduring one of the world’s worst humanitarian crises, caused by nearly seven years of war and compounded by a deepening economic crisis and the COVID-19 pandemic. 

September 21, 2021

Today, Administrator Power met with Uzbekistan Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov on the margins of the UN General Assembly.

September 20, 2021

USAID, in partnership with Transparency International, is hosting a virtual event on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly to elevate the work and perspectives of anti-corruption change makers from around the world. Corruption imperils democracy; sabotages development progress and stymies economic growth; erodes resilience to health, climatic, and other shocks; and robs citizens of dignity and justice. Yet, the perpetrators and facilitators of these harms often go unpunished.