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04 Jun 2016 description

Strategic Assessment

The global terrorist threat continued to evolve rapidly in 2015, becoming increasingly decentralized and diffuse. Terrorist groups continued to exploit an absence of credible and effective state institutions, where avenues for free and peaceful expression of opinion were blocked, justice systems lacked credibility, and where security force abuses and government corruption went unchecked.

30 Jun 2009 description

RESULTS AT A GLANCE, FY 2008

- The United States obligated more than $1 billion in support of water and sanitation

- More than $815 million was obligated to improve access to safe drinking water and sanitation and promote hygiene in 95 countries worldwide

- Investments in all water and sanitation activities in Sub-Saharan Africa reached more than $648 million

- USAID's drinking water and sanitation for 7.7 million and 6.3 million people, respectively

Executive Summary

The Senator Paul Simon Water for the Poor Act of 2005 (the WfP Act) was signed into law on December …

30 Jun 2008 description

Executive Summary

President George W. Bush signed the Senator Paul Simon Water for the Poor Act of 2005 (the WfP Act) into law on December 1, 2005. The Act requires the Secretary of State, in consultation with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and other U.S. Government agencies, to develop and implement a strategy "to provide affordable and equitable access to safe water and sanitation in developing countries" within the context of sound water resources management.

30 Jun 2007 description

Executive Summary

1. Introduction

President Bush signed the Senator Paul Simon Water for the Poor Act of 2005 (the Act) on December 1, 2005. The Act sets out as a central goal the provision of affordable and equitable access to safe water and sanitation in developing countries as a key component of U.S. foreign assistance programs. It requires the Secretary of State, in consultation with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and other U.S.

19 Dec 2005 description


State Department releases chronology of activities spanning 143 years

The United States has spent more than a billion dollars in the past dozen years on humanitarian land mine removal efforts around the world.

This money has been spent to remove land mines, pay for educational messages on the risks posed by mines, help victims of mine injuries, and fund research and development to improve existing humanitarian mine removal programs.

15 May 2000 description


Pat Patierno, Director, Office of Humanitarian Demining Programs,
Bureau of Political Military Affairs
Address at the forum, "Landmines: Human Rights and National Security" Sponsored by the National Committee on American Foreign Policy, New York City, May 15, 2000

Good morning. Since I assumed my current position 2 years ago, I have made a number of presentations on the U.S. Humanitarian Demining Program, its objectives, and its accomplishments.