White House Summit on Global Development


Wednesday, July 20, 2016
9:00 – 4:30 PM EDT
White House Summit on Global Development
Ronald Regan Building, Washington DC


Live Stream: https://www.whitehouse.gov/globaldevelopment





10 thoughts on “White House Summit on Global Development

  1. WH

    Wednesday, July 20, 2016

    All Times Eastern

    Vice President Biden departs Sydney, Australia en route New Zealand

    Vice President Biden arrives Auckland, New Zealand
    Vice President Biden meets with New Zealand Prime Minister John Key
    Auckland, New Zealand

    Vice President Biden meets with US Embassy employees and family members
    Auckland, New Zealand

    President Obama receives the presidential daily briefing

    7:00 AM
    8:00 AM
    9:00 AM
    10:00 AM
    11:00 AM
    12:00 PM
    1:00 PM
    White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest briefs the press

    2:00 PM
    President Obama meets with Secretary of State Kerry

    3:00 PM
    3:35 PM
    President Obama delivers renarks at The White House Summit on Global Development
    Ronald Reagan Building, Washington DC

    4:00 PM
    5:00 PM
    6:00 PM
    7:00 PM
    8:00 PM
    9:00 PM
    10:00 PM

  2. White House Summit on Global Development

    July 08, 2016

    Statement by National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice on the White House Summit on Global Development

    On July 20, President Obama will host the White House Summit on Global Development. The President will bring together development leaders, public and private sector financing partners, civil society, diplomats, and entrepreneurs to mark our global progress and catalyze further development efforts.

    From the very beginning of the Administration, President Obama has defined development not as charity, but as an investment in the future security and prosperity of us all. We have successfully established new and effective approaches to development that leverage new models of financing, empower local partners, harness innovation, and measure our progress in terms of real-world results. From Feed the Future to Power Africa to our Open Government Partnership, the Administration's signature initiatives have advanced significant reductions in poverty, malnutrition, and infant and maternal mortality, while spurring entrepreneurship and economic growth, increasing the number of young women in school, and helping to build more stable, accountable and inclusive societies.

    For more: https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2016/07/08/statement-national-security-advisor-susan-e-rice-white-house-summit

    • July 20, 2016

      Remarks by the President at the White House Summit on Global Development

      Ronald Reagan Building
      Washington, D.C.

      3:35 P.M. EDT

      THE PRESIDENT: Thank you! Thank you, everybody. Thank you. (Applause.) Everybody, please have a seat. Thank you so much. Well, thank you, Strive, for those kind words and your great work to promote opportunity in Africa and across the globe. I should point out, by the way, Strive just told me he was in the middle of a board meeting, he flew here, he’s got to go back. He hasn’t gotten any sleep. That’s how committed he is to the work that we’re doing. So give Strive a big round of applause. (Applause.)

      So this is quite a group. Just a lot of do-gooders in one room. (Laughter.) That’s good. Just own it. (Laughter.) You should be proud of it. I want to welcome our partners from around the world. We’ve got leaders from government, from the private sector, civil society, faith communities who are doing great work, and so many inspiring young people. And I want to thank our partners in Congress from both sides of the aisle who prove that every once in a while, in a city that doesn’t agree on much, we can all agree on the imperative of smart development. So thank you. Thank you. (Applause.)

      Obviously, this has been a tough couple of weeks, not just here in the United States but around the world. And that’s being amplified to some degree during political season. So I think maybe it’s worth stepping back for a moment. This is a challenging time — with threats of terrorism, an international order that is buffeted by all different kinds of events, a sense that globalization is leaving too many people behind and expanding inequality within countries, even if we are seeing progress in the aggregate.

      And all of this creates legitimate fears and anxieties that have to be addressed, and at least a feeling, a perception that people don’t have full control over a rapidly changing world. So it is worth reminding ourselves of how lucky we are to be living in the most peaceful, most prosperous, most progressive era in human history.

      For more: https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2016/07/20/remarks-president-white-house-summit-global-development


    The crazy face of Trump’s GOP

    Jul 19 2016 By Dana Milbank- The Washington Post


    CLEVELAND • Roger Stone, longtime confidant and informal adviser to Donald Trump, removed his all-access convention credentials and ascended the stage at Citizens for Trump’s America First Unity Rally on Monday afternoon…

    He wished to revisit the Vince Foster murder conspiracy. “They told us that he died in Fort Marcy Park and his body was found 50 yards down a muddy trail,” Stone said of the Clinton family friend and aide who killed himself 23 years ago. “But there was no mud or dirt on his shoes. … There was carpet fiber all over his body because they rolled him in a carpet. Hillary Clinton ordered a guy named Sullivan and a guy named Kennedy, her hoodlums, her thugs, [to] move his body.”

    Welcome to the Donald Trump Republican National Convention.

    Stone chose this moment, when the party presents itself to the nation, to team up with Alex Jones — the conspiracy theorist and radio host — as “co-hosts” of the rally for a couple thousand Trump supporters. Like the Trump campaign itself, the convention has elevated those who bring the crazy.

    Many Republican officials are avoiding Cleveland this week entirely. Others are tacitly supporting the Trump ticket, swallowing their reservations; a last-ditch rebellion on the floor Monday afternoon by anti-Trump delegates was easily put down.

    This vacuum gives voice to Trump’s proudest and loudest supporters, those who, before Trump, resided on the fringes. It has legitimized people like Jones.

    Jones is famous for asserting, among other things, that the U.S. government was behind the 9/11 attacks and the Oklahoma City bombing. Trump, who has often appeared on Jones’ show, told its host in December that “your reputation is amazing.”…

    He said that “Hillary is a foreign agent of the communist Chinese, the Saudi Arabians and others.” Noticing a disruption in the crowd, he denounced these “anti-freedom scum who need to get their ass to North Korea.”

    He then called the “agitator” to the stage to confront him, a man who “wants to shut down our free speech.” It turned out to be comedian Eric Andre.

    Andre, after offering Jones his hotel room key because “I want you to have sex with my wife” and asking Jones why “my pee-pee comes out yellow,” mentioned the Jones 9/11 theory: “Airplane fuel can’t melt steel. The bomb’s in Tower 7!”

    “I exposed all that,” Jones boasted.

    Jones’ ill-advised stage invite to the comedian added to the freak-show atmosphere on the bank of the Cuyahoga River. Police on the perimeter and in a boat could witness a few participants openly carrying handguns, the droning of the kudu horns, the guy carrying an eight-foot wooden cross, the woman who botched the words to “The Star-Spangled Banner,” and the primary challenger to John McCain who said, “We don’t need frail, fearful, old people representing us.”

    Dozens of attendees wore “Hillary for Prison” T-shirts. One sign that said “Latinos for Trump” featured a bumper sticker declaring “9/11 was an inside job.” The flip side had the message “Hillary for Prison” (the first “i” was dotted with a Jewish star and Muslim crescent)…

    Crow also mentioned that Fox’s Geraldo Rivera was in the crowd, and the few cheers were overwhelmed by boos and a shout of “Build the wall!”

    Then there was Stone, who pronounced himself “Italian from the waist down” and praised his “friend Alex Jones.”

    Trump has “cojones,” Stone said. And Clinton? “A short-tempered, foul-mouthed, greedy, bipolar, mentally unbalanced criminal.”

    “She’s a reptile!” somebody added.

    “A liar!”


    This is the face of Trump’s GOP. “Republicans who do not choose to join our cause: You will be replaced,” Stone said. “Good riddance. This is not about unity.”

    Trump’s buddy flashed a Nixon-style double-victory sign. The kudu horns sounded.

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