U.S. Leadership, Partnership Help Mitigate Impacts Of Global Crises, Conflicts

Medium: Our commitment matters: Let’s invest together to reach the Global Goals
Gayle Smith, USAID administrator

“…In today’s world of complex crises and sharp-edged conflicts, [American] generosity is more important than ever. And governments, donors, and businesses all over the world need to follow the lead of the American people and step up. We are facing daunting global challenges, and we need bold leadership to solve them. … Together with our partners, we have helped spur transformative progress in global health, food security, energy, governance, education, and inclusive economic growth. And now, we must build on these successes and help communities around the world sustain their hard-won gains. … We can’t do any of this on our own. After all, development isn’t something we do to people. It’s an aspiration and a discipline. It’s the process by which governments govern responsibly and fairly, and economies deliver for everyone. … As we head into UNGA week, let’s commit to rise to today’s challenges as we build a better tomorrow, to tackle both the urgent and the important. Let’s work to build on the tremendous development progress we have achieved together, eliminate the drivers of crisis, and plant the seeds of peace, prosperity, and dignity…” (9/16).

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