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USAID Impact Newsletter: August 2, 2016

by Portal Web Editor last modified Aug 11, 2016 10:42 PM
Contributors: USAID
White House Summit on Global Development: “Development isn't charity. It's one of the smartest investments we can make in our shared future, our security, our prosperity.” — President Barack Obama at The White House Summit on Global Development

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To mark our shared progress in global development, on July 20 we joined partners to host the White House Summit on Global Development, where President Obama delivered the keynote address.

It was a day of reflection, inspiration and dialogue about the U.S. Government’s work around the globe. More than 700 development partners gathered to share stories of success and to ignite new partnerships. As USAID Administrator Gayle Smith said, “development is a team sport ... built on vision and belief in our common humanity.”

At the Summit President Obama announced that he signed the Global Food Security Act into law, which recently passed the House and Senate with strong bipartisan support.This legislation ensures that USAID and our partners will continue to unlock the potential of agriculture to reduce hunger, malnutrition, and extreme poverty.

We invite you to watch President Obama's inspiring keynote address and view photos from the day. You can also learn more about the panels at the summit below, which focused on six areas: food security, governance, global health, partnership, youth and energy.

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