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03 Dec 2004 description
report UN General Assembly

Draft Resolution on Humanitarian Aid, Six Others Approved Without Vote

Fifty-ninth General Assembly
Second Committee

27 May 2004 description

Funding Accelerates Goals of the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief

WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) today awarded $6 million in funds to enhance medical injection safety programs to reduce the transmission of HIV in developing countries, sometimes the result of unsafe and unnecessary medical injections. The awards will support projects operating in six African countries - Ethiopia, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria and Uganda -- as part of the $15 billion President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief.

21 May 2004 description

No.: 57/04

The government presented Fighting Poverty through Agriculture, its new Plan of Action for Agricultural Development in Development Policy, on 18 May. Under the plan, assistance to agricultural development will be scaled up considerably. The plan sets out 50 measures for promoting agricultural development in developing countries.

"Three-quarters of the world's poor live in rural areas, and most of them have farming as their livelihood. Thus improving conditions in this sector is a central tool in the fight against poverty.

05 May 2004 description

Tobias returns from meetings in three focus countries

By Charlene Porter, Washington File Staff Writer

Washington - Global AIDS Coordinator Randall Tobias reports that people in 14 focus countries are already receiving help and treatment as a result of the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), a major initiative that received its first funding from the U.S. Congress just months ago.

Tobias noted this progress upon his return from an April 20-May 1 tour of three African nations involved in the program.