Center for American Progress

ADVISORY: Ending Extreme Poverty in Conflict-Affected Contexts
Press Advisory

Washington, D.C. – On Tuesday, January 28, the Center for American Progress will host the second event in USAID’s series of events focusing on efforts to end extreme poverty as it relates to different sectors and countries. The panel discussion will focus on what the international community’s commitment to eradicate extreme poverty implies for engagement in countries affected by fragility and conflict.

The World Bank estimates that by 2015, one-half of the world’s poorest people will be living in fragile and conflict-affected states. As the world begins to formulate the post-2015 global development agenda – the successor to the Millennium Development Goals – dealing with the interlinkages between extreme poverty and conflict has become more pressing than ever. President Obama and the United States Agency for International Development have committed themselves to ending extreme poverty in this generation, but the role of peace within the post-2015 agenda remains complex and sometimes controversial.


Opening Remarks:
Alex Thier, Assistant to the Administrator, USAID

Larry Attree, Head of Policy, Saferworld
Nancy E. Lindborg, Assistant Administrator for the Bureau for Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance (DCHA), USAID
John Norris, Executive Director, Sustainable Security and Peacebuilding Initiative, Center for American Progress

Nora O’Connell, Associate Director of Development Policy and Advocacy, Save the Children


January 28, 2014
11:00 a.m. ET – 12:30 p.m. ET


Center for American Progress
1333 H St. NW, 10th Floor
Washington, D.C., 20005


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For more information, contact Anne Shoup at [email protected] or 202.481.7146.