Local Action: Call to update U.S. Foreign Assistance Act

Foreign Policy Is More Than Military Policy


Duration: 59sec

Global Development Matters … [is] calling on the next president to make modernizing foreign assistance a priority in the next administration.
American foreign assistance programs have proved to be an influential aspect of our engagement with the world in the past, but our foreign assistance policy was written in 1961. A lot has changed since then. Just as the military constantly upgrades and refines its technology and tactics to better protect the U.S. and our interests, we need a new foreign assistance policy that helps us do more and better to address today’s challenges — poverty, infectious disease, instability and global warming.

We need a new foreign assistance policy for the 21st century. The 2008 presidential elections are our chance to make that happen. Please take a moment read and sign the petition to call on the next president to make modernizing foreign assistance a priority in the next administration.

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Duration: 1 min 5sec

USAID Director of Foreign Assistance Henrietta Holsman Fore


Duration: 3min 14sec

In her first major speech since being confirmed by Congress, USAID Administrator and Director of Foreign Assistance Henrietta Holsman Fore delivered a keynote speech on the importance of elevating global development and reforming U.S. foreign assistance to meet our foreign policy and national interest priorities. She reviewed progress made to date in modernizing our foreign assistance policies and practices and rolled out her ambitious reform agenda for the coming year.

via Daniel Hartman and Elliot Greenberger

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