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North America

On February 1, President Obama requested $58.5 billion for the foreign affairs account, as part of his $3.8 trillion FY 2011 Budget request submitted to Congress. This is up from $50.9 billion in the final FY 2010 appropriation, an increase of about 9 percent. One of his campaign pledges was to double foreign assistance by 2012, which seems difficult given today’s economic climate.

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On Friday, January 8, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s gave a major speech on the 15th anniversary of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD+15). She said, “ if we believe that human rights are women’s rights and women’s rights are human rights, then we cannot accept the ongoing marginalization of half the world’s population.


As work to eradicate extreme poverty and hunger and achieve other Millennium Development Goals enters its final five years, attention is turning to the one in 10 people around the world with disabilities.


Timothy E. Wirth, President of the United Nations Foundation, today issued the following statement on the nomination of Rajiv Shah:

News Image“I congratulate President Obama for the nomination of Rajiv Shah as the administrator for the U.S. Agency for International Development. Reform of U.S. foreign aid is urgently needed and we hope the long-awaited appointment of a new administrator will help in this endeavor.


Sep 30
G20 Wrap-up

Friday’s G20 summit was heralded as a great success by President Obama and other world leaders in attendance. During his radio address over the weekend, President Obama said:


Hi there. Mark is up on stage moderating. I'm Chris Scott, from ONE, in the audience at the Netroots Nation panel.   I'll be live blogging the session, which is set to begin momentarily.
Ray Offenheiser kicks off the panel with the premise that "poverty is not news."  All of us who work on these issues day in and day out have to confront the fact that poverty is rarely news until terrorism strikes.  Unfortunately, inequality is the status quo.


With six years to go until the 2015 deadline to achieve most of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), not enough progress has been made toward reaching them, says the UN’s 2009 Millennium Development Goals Report. The global economic and food crises, as well as the growing effects of climate change have not only exacerbated the slow progress, but also threaten to reverse previously-gained successes.


Among his recommendations, Senator Kerry urged support for the Millennium Development Goals, specifying that by 2015 under-five mortality should be cut by two-thirds, hunger and poverty should be cut in half, the spread of HIV/AIDs, malaria and other major diseases should be reversed and primary school enrollment should be made universal. He went on to say, “And while we’re at it, let’s eliminate gender disparity in education once and for all. As a proud father to two daughters, let me tell you: no child anywhere should be denied the right to learn just because she’s a girl.”


“Promoting economic development, as well as democracy and responsible governance, is … an essential pillar of American foreign policy. The Obama Administration is reinvigorating U.S. efforts and investments to promote sustainable economic development. The Obama Administration strongly promoted the UN Millennium Development Goals as the internationally agreed framework for spurring increased global development.