US AID - From the American People

Title

US AID - From the American People

Description

"There is no escaping our obligations: our moral obligations as a wise leader and good neighbor in the interdependent community of free nations – our economic obligations as the wealthiest people in a world of largely poor people, as a nation no longer dependent upon the loans from abroad that once helped us develop our own economy – and our political obligations as the single largest counter to the adversaries of freedom." - Quote from John F. Kennedy's speech to USAID directors and deputy directors on the White House lawn, June 8, 1962.

When the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) was created in 1961, it brought together several existing foreign assistance organizations and programs. Leading this transformation was President John F. Kennedy. President Kennedy recognized the need to unite development into a single agency responsible for administering aid to foreign countries to promote social and economic development.

USAID’s mission statement highlights two complementary and intrinsically linked goals: ending extreme poverty and promoting the development of resilient, democratic societies that are able to realize their potential. We fundamentally believe that ending extreme poverty requires enabling inclusive, sustainable growth; promoting free, peaceful, and self-reliant societies with effective, legitimate governments; building human capital and creating social safety nets that reach the poorest and most vulnerable.

Creator

US Aid

Date

None

Source

US AID

Source: United States Agency for International Development

Rights

US AID

Publisher

US AID

Contributor

US AID

Format

Logo

Language

English

Type

Philanthropy

Identifier

Philanthropy

Coverage

International

Files

USAID.jpg

Collection

Reference

US Aid, US AID - From the American People, US AID, None

Cite As

US Aid, “US AID - From the American People,” Virtual Museum of Public Service, accessed June 28, 2022, https://vmps.omeka.net/items/show/40.