The White House Summit on Global Development: Reflecting on Real Progress
JULY 14, 2016 AT 10:21 AM ET BY STEPHANIE BLUMA
Summary: On July 20, 2016, President Obama will host the White House Summit on Global Development to recognize progress we’ve made and ensure it continues.
The final months of the Administration are a time for reflection — not just on policy reforms and the debates that underpin our own democratic society, but on the change we hope to see continue in the future. We’ve made real progress over the last eight years, progress that has translated to meaningful impact in the lives of millions around the world. As Americans, we should feel proud that our investments — which constitute less than one percent of our overall budget — in programs that improve the health, resilience, and inclusive growth opportunities for communities around the world are yielding results that see lasting returns.
Since the very beginning of the Administration, President Obama has defined development as an investment in the future for shared progress and prosperity. And through initiatives like Feed the Future and Power Africa, we — a host of U.S. government agencies — have catalyzed change. We are at the edge of history — and have a big opportunity to be the generation that ends HIV/AIDs, global hunger, and extreme poverty. And we cannot — and have not — made this progress alone.
Through engagement from a range of partners in the private sector, academic institutions, and non-governmental organizations, we’ve reached millions of children with nutrition interventions that mean they stand a better chance to grow, learn, and participate in — and benefit from — a global economy as adults. We have responded to dozens of environmental disasters while promoting stability in recovery. And we have supported reforms needed to enable resilient, democratic societies.
White House Summit on Global Development Issues
- President’s Global Development Council | The White House
- President’s Global Development Council | USAID
- 7/14/16 The White House Summit on Global Development: Reflecting on Real Progress
- 7/20/16 Statement by the Press Secretary on S. 1252
- 7/20/16 FACT SHEET: President Obama’s Commitment to Global Development
- 7/20/16 Remarks by the President at the 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