USAID to Host Signature Event "Partnering to End Extreme Poverty" at the U.N. General Assembly


For Immediate Release

Thursday, September 24, 2015
USAID Press Office
Telephone: +1.202.712.4320 | Email: | Twitter: @USAIDPress

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), along with world leaders and development partners will host "Partnering to End Extreme Poverty and Achieve the Global Goals" alongside the United Nations General Assembly.  On September 27th, Acting Administrator Alfonso Lenhardt will deliver remarks to highlight how USAID will help lead the new approach to financing and development to end extreme poverty and achieve the "Global Goals" (or SDGs  - Sustainable Development Goals). He will be joined by other leaders in global development providing remarks and making announcements.    

The event will also serve as part of this week's release of USAID's Vision for Ending Extreme Poverty, which the White House featured in association with President Obama's pursuit of extreme poverty eradication in the fact sheet issued yesterday on the occasion of the visit of Pope Francis.

In conjunction, the event will be complemented by an Innovation Marketplace, featuring dynamic entrepreneurs/innovators with interactive examples of partnerships achieving ground-breaking results to eradicate extreme poverty.

WHAT: "Partnering to End Extreme Poverty and Achieve the Global Goals"
USAID Acting Administrator Ambassador Alfonso Lenhardt
U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Heather Higginbottom
Minister of Health for Senegal Awa Marie Coll-Seck
Australian Foreign Minister Hon. Julie Bishop
CEO of Unilever Paul Polman
U.K. Secretary of State Rt. Hon. Justine Greening
Sweden's Director-General for SIDA Charlotte Petri Gornitzka
President of Rockefeller Foundation Judith Rodin
Global Director for Sustainable Agriculture Development at Dupont Pioneer Lystra Antoine
CEO of Millennium Challenge Corporation Dana Hyde
Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director, NSC, Mary Beth Goodman
Founder and CEO of AYZH Zubaida Bai
CEO of Acumen Fund Jaqueline Novogratz
CEO of Simpa Networks Paul Needham
President and CEO of Calvert Foundation Jennifer Pryce
President of Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation Gary Hattem

Assistant Administrator for USAID Policy, Planning, and Learning Alex Thier

Sunday, September 27, 2015 10:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Pre-set for cameras: 9:00 a.m.

Final access for journalists and still photographers: 9:45 a.m.

Grand Hyatt, Empire Ballroom and Salon III

109 E 42nd St, New York, NY 10017

*Members of the media interested in attending the USAID Signature Event should contact the USAID Press Office at (202) 712-4320 or