Monthly Archives: March 2015

Speeches: Central Asia: What's Next?

As prepared

Thank you for that kind introduction and for inviting me to speak here today.

As a young Foreign Service officer, I was posted to Tashkent in 1993, just two years after Uzbekistan became an independent country. It was …

Speeches: An Enduring Vision for Central Asia

DEPUTY SECRETARY BLINKEN: Well, good afternoon. And Fiona, thank you very, very much for those very kind words of introduction. I think there are few people in Washington with a better feel for the sometimes Byzantine regional politics of Eurasia

USAID Official to Speak on New Ways to Save Lives at Birth at National Press Club April 2

WHO: Dr. Rebecca Cooney, North American Editor, Lancet

Katie Taylor, Deputy Assistant Administrator and Deputy Child and Maternal Health Coordinator, EPCMD, USAID

Joy Riggs-Perla, Senior Director, Saving Newborn Lives Program, Save the Children

Dr. Adejumoke Ayede,

Nigerians winners in close election

KADUNA, 31 March 2015 (IRIN) – Nigeria’s presidential election has been won by Muhammadu Buhari, a former military ruler who becomes the first opposition leader ever to

Federal Infrastructure Investments for Quebec

Saint-Apollinaire, Quebec – 27 March 2015

Canada’s prosperity and quality of life depend on a vast network of public infrastructure – from roads and highways, to bridges, transit systems, water and wastewater infrastructure, ports, airports and recreational and cultural facilities. …

Top UN official in Lebanon calls for more support for Palestine refugee camp during visit

31 March 2015 – On a visit to the Palestinian refugee camp of Ein El-Hilweh in south Lebanon today, the United Nations’ top official in the country said the world body would continue working to assist where possible and would

Eliminating sheep and goat plague will boost livelihoods, nutrition, says UN official at conference

31 March 2015 – The United Nations agricultural agency will outline a strategy in Côte d’Ivoire today for the total eradication of sheep and goat plague by 2030 at an international conference that began today in the country’s capital, Abidjan.…

Ghana: Girls Reach Their Full Potential with Take-Home Rations

In 2000, Simona began receiving take-home rations from WFP while attending primary and junior high school in northern Ghana. Like other girls, she was encouraged to attend school regularly in order to qualify for the food package distributed at

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