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USAID to Host Signature Event “Partnering to End Extreme Poverty” at the U.N. General Assembly

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), along with world leaders and development partners will host a Signature Event “Partnering to End Extreme Poverty and Achieve the Global Goals” at the 70th United Nations General Assembly. On September 27th, Acting Administrator Ambassador Alfonso Lenhardt will deliver remarks to highlight how USAID will pursue the new approach to financing and development to end extreme poverty and achieve the “Global Goals” (or SDGs).

In line with the USG’s overarching imperatives for the Summit, this event will focus on partnerships to eradicate extreme poverty, which necessitates:

• Investing in people to complete the unfinished business of the MDGs;

• Transforming economies through rapid, inclusive, sustainable growth; and

• Building resilient, democratic societies underpinned by effective governance and accountable institutions.

As USAID regards itself as one of the premier development agencies in the world, this event will serve as the capstone to the U.S. government’s efforts to make development a top priority for both our national and international agenda, as well as to articulate our mission statement’s alignment with the new 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

In conjunction, the event will be complemented by an Innovation Marketplace, featuring interactive examples of partnerships achieving ground-breaking results and dynamic entrepreneurs/innovators for the various pillars associated with eradicating extreme poverty.

What: “Partnering to End Extreme Poverty and Achieve the Global Goals”

Who: USAID Acting Administrator Alfonso Lenhardt U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Heather Higginbottom Minister of Health for Senegal Awa Marie Coll-Seck Global Director for Sustainable Agriculture Development at Dupont Pioneer Lystra Antoine Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director, NSC, Mary Beth Goodman Founder and CEO of AYZH Zubaida Bai CEO of Unilever Paul Polman U.K. Secretary of State Rt. Hon. Justine Greening Australian Foreign Minister Hon. Julie Bishop CEO of Millennium Challenge Corporation Dana Hyde CEO of Acumen Fund Jaqueline Novogratz Executive Director of U.S. Global Development Lab Ann Mei Chang CEO of Simpa Networks Paul Needham President and CEO of Calvert Foundation Jennifer Pryce President of Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation Gary Hattem Director-General for SIDA Charlotte Petri Gornitzka President of Rockefeller Foundation Judith Rodin Associate Administrator for USAID Eric Postel Assistant Administrator for USAID Policy, Planning, and Learning Alex Thier When: Sunday, September 27, 2015 10:00am – 12:00pm EDT Pre-set for cameras: 9:00 a.m. Final access for journalists and still photographers: 9:45 a.m. Where: Grand Hyatt, Empire Ballroom and Salon III 109 E 42nd St, New York, NY 10017

*Members of the media interested in attending the USAID Signature Event should contact the USAID Press Office at (202) 712-4320 or [email protected]

The U.S. Agency for International Development is leading the U.S. Government’s efforts to end extreme poverty and promote resilient, democratic societies.


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