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Event: First Global Conference on Biofortification

The conference will take place November 9-11, 2010 at the Georgetown University Hotel and Conference Center in Washington, DC. This is the first international effort to take stock of progress made in developing nutrient-rich crops, share lessons learned, and chart the future of biofortification. This three-day event will bring agricultural scientists, public health specialists, policymakers, donors, and business leaders together to move this emerging agricultural intervention for public health forward. Click here for more information.

Remarks by President Barack Obama at MDG Summit

Good afternoon.  Mr. Secretary General, fellow delegates, ladies and gentlemen...

Obama Releases Global Development Strategy (Fact Sheets Attached)

This afternoon at 4:45 President Obama is speaking at the UN MDG Summit in New York, and he will be presenting his strategy for global development.  The White House has distributed fact sheets in advance of the speech.  The PPD fact sheet summarizes the administration’s new development policy for the 21st century, including formalizing a U.S. Global Development Strategy, building a more robust USAID, and creating a U.S. Global Development Council that will include the private sector and civil society. Click here to download.

UN MDG Summit: "African leaders urge action on poverty goals" (Reuters)

Source: Reuters

African leaders said on Tuesday they could do more to meet U.N. goals to slash extreme poverty and urged stronger leadership among developing countries to tackle hunger and disease and attract investment...