The White House Summit on Global Development

Summit about global development took place in the White House

July 25th, 2016
Vojtech Jirasek, CD News

President Obama hosted the Summit on Global Development in the White House on Wednesday, July 20th, 2016. The main topics discussed were energy, food security, global health, governance, partnership and youth.

Since President Barack Obama has taken the office, he has actively promoted global development not only through charities but also as a form of comprehensive investment. While in office, President Obama has put a lot of effort in reshaping the U.S. approach to development by partnering with countries, global coalitions and the engines of American innovation.

President Obama met entrepreneurs, diplomats, civil society members, public and private sector financing partners, and development leaders at the White House Summit on Global Development on July 20, 2016. The aim of the meeting was to further improve US contribution to world development. The summit focused on six key areas: energy, food security, global health, governance, partnership, and youth. The need to improve access to energy and access food security was discussed.

In the health field, the fight against AIDS and HIV was given high priority. As well, the fight against corruption and support for civil society was outlined as a key factor for the development of third world countries.

A partnership was proposed to help developing countries not only on a state basis but also on the level of the private sector. Last but not least, access to education, especially women’s right to education was also discussed.  Leaders agreed that additional initiatives need to be undertaken.

The US along with various other countries has committed to invest into money to various development projects and initiatives. The future of the world is hands of all of us.


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