Thursday, November 03, 2011

Biden Marks 50th Anniversary Of USAID

Video: Vice President gives keynote at DC celebration...
Vice President Joe Biden this morning delivered the keynote remarks at the United States Agency for International Development’s 50th Anniversary Commemoration, held at the Mellon Auditorium in Washington, DC. Part of the State Department, USAID was created by President John F. Kennedy in 1961, and is now led by administrator Rajiv Shah. The two major initiatives launched by the Obama Administration are Feeding the Future to combat global hunger, and the Global Health Initiative to address health issues including HIV/AIDS, malaria and child/newborn health. There is currently a special component devoted to the famine in the Horn of Africa.

Biden's son, Hunter Biden, recently became chair of the World Food Program.

"We can't help them all but we can do something and it is the right thing to do," Biden said.

Check out the anniversary website here.

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