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19 Dec 2018 description

Stockpiles of excess, poorly-secured, or otherwise at-risk conventional weapons continue to pose a challenge to peace and prosperity worldwide. In the wrong hands, SA/LW fuel political instability and violence, while more advanced conventional weapons, such as MANPADS, pose a serious threat to international security. Aging munitions stockpiles may also explode without warning, devastating nearby population centers. Meanwhile, landmines and ERW, including cluster munition remnants, artillery shells, and mortars, continue to kill and maim people even after conflicts end.

08 Jun 2016 description

UNAIDS and PEPFAR announce dramatic reductions in new HIV infections among children in the 21 countries most affected by HIV in Africa

Concerted global efforts have led to a 60% drop in new infections among children, which has averted 1.2 million new HIV infections among children in 21 priority countries since 2009

03 Aug 2015 description

The President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI)

Malaria prevention and control is a major U.S. foreign assistance objective, and PMI’s strategy fully aligns with the U.S. Government’s vision of ending preventable child and maternal deaths and ending extreme poverty. Under the PMI Strategy for 2015–2020, the U.S. Government’s goal is to work with PMI-supported countries and partners to further reduce malaria deaths and substantially decrease malaria morbidity, toward the long-term goal of elimination.

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09 Dec 2014 description

New Report Showcases U.S. Global Leadership in Landmine Clearance and Conventional Weapons Destruction

22 Apr 2010 description


Malaria prevention and control is a major U.S. foreign assistance objective and is a core component of a comprehensive U.S. Government (USG) Global Health Initiative (GHI), announced in May 2009 by President Barack Obama to reduce the burden of disease and strengthen communities around the world. The 2008 Tom Lantos and Henry J. Hyde Global Leadership against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria Act (Lantos/Hyde Act) authorizes up to $5 billion in USG funding for malaria prevention and control for the period FY2009-2013.

01 Oct 2009 description

Testimony for U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee

Mr. Chairman. I would like to begin by thanking you and ranking member Senator Lugar for your initiative in bringing us together to address the issue of global violence against women, and for your continuing leadership on these issues. My testimony will focus on eliminating such violence by promoting protection and participation of women in the pursuit of peace.

For those of us who have spent decades working on issues of women's empowerment and protection in conflict situations, these are exciting times.

05 May 2009 description

Office of the Press Secretary

07 Apr 2009 description

Release No. 0090.09

USDA Releases Final Rule on Food Assistance Program Regulations

KANSAS CITY, Mo., April 7, 2009-Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said today that an additional 51,700 tons of agricultural commodities, valued at nearly $80 million, will be provided to children in low-income, food-deficit countries under USDA's McGovern-Dole International Food for Education and Child Nutrition Program for fiscal year 2009.

14 Dec 2006 description

The White House Summit on Malaria

On December 14, 2006, The President And Mrs. Bush Will Host The First-Ever White House Summit On Malaria In Washington, D.C. The White House Summit on Malaria will bring together international experts; corporations and foundations; African civic leaders; and voluntary, faith-based and non-profit organizations. The Summit's goals are to raise awareness of malaria and to mobilize a grassroots effort to save millions of lives in Africa. One American with just $10 can help save a life in Africa. A school, a church, or a team can help save a village.

14 Feb 2005 description

WASHINGTON, Feb. 14, 2005 - Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns today announced plans for $125 million in international food assistance under the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food for Progress program for fiscal year 2005.

20 Dec 2004 description

The U.S. Department of State welcomes the innovative initiative by the Humpty Dumpty Institute, a New York-based non-governmental organization, to fund landmine clearance in Angola with proceeds generated by the sale of donated U.S. surplus powdered milk. This project will save lives and promote economic development in one of the world's most heavily mine-affected countries.

The Humpty Dumpty Institute has arranged for the sale of U.S.

15 Aug 2002 description

Map highlights countries with agricultural drought, long term hydrologic drought and countries facing high food insecurity in southern Africa.  Reported HIV/AIDS population and food needs are also indicated.

01 Sep 2001 description

This paper is based on the coordinated views of analysts and experts from agencies across the federal government. It was produced by the National Intelligence Council under the auspices of David F. Gordon, National Intelligence Officer for Economics and Global Issues.Queries should be addressed to Dr. Gordon at the National Intelligence Council.
Information available as of 15 August 2001 was used in preparing this report.

17 Jul 2000 description

Release No. 0238.00 - FAS PR 0285-00

WASHINGTON, July 17, 2000 -- Agriculture Secretary Dan Glickman today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture will donate an additional 350,000 metric tons of U.S. wheat, corn, rice, and other commodities to meet urgent needs in Africa and elsewhere.

"We are targeting these donations to drought-ravaged or war-afflicted countries, especially in the Horn of Africa where the drought continues to widen," Glickman said during remarks to the United Nations' Economic and Social Council.

01 Aug 1999 description

Information available as of 15 August 1999 was used in preparing this report.

24 Sep 1997 description

On September 26, 1993, by Executive Order 12865, I declared a national emergency to deal with the unusual and extraordinary threat to the foreign policy of the United States constituted by the actions and policies of the National Union for the Total Independence of Angola ("UNITA"), prohibiting the sale or supply by United States persons or from the United States, or using U.S.-registered vessels or aircraft, of arms and related material of all types, and petroleum and petroleum products to the territory of Angola, other than through designated points of entry.

24 Apr 1997 description


(4/24 testimony before Subcommittee on Africa) (2900)

WASHINGTON -- Peace, stability and democracy are necessary in Angola if the African nation "is to play a constructive role in the region and join the other newly formed democracies of southern Africa," says George Moose, U.S.