Best of @ModernizeAid Tweets

Twitter logoLast week, the Twitterverse witnessed a spike in global development topics thanks to the UN Millennium Development Goals Summit and the Clinton Global Initiative; see #MDGs, #USMDG2010, and #CGI for more.  MFAN live tweeted important speeches—particularly President Obama’s speech outlining a new U.S. Global Development Policy—and worked to keep the conversation going, while highlighting reform-related messages.  See below for a collection of our best tweets and click here to follow us!

  • HFAC Chairman Berman applauds President Obama’s new development policy, calls foreign aid reform top priority for both:http://bit.ly/bSUHSf 3:58 PM Sep 23rd
  • Shah: “This is not just about defense & diplomacy: this is about taking development seriously as core part of our natl interests”#UNWeekDML
  • Shah: The world is changing in a pretty fundamental way & we need to think about where the opportunities are #MDGs #usaid Thu Sep 23 2010 11:18:42
  • “But the purpose of development, and what’s needed most right now, is creating the conditions where assistance is no longer needed.” #MDGs 1:59 PM Sep 22nd
  • “First, we’re changing how we define development…Development is helping nations to actually develop-moving from poverty to prosperity.”1:57 PM Sep 22nd
  • “Today, I am announcing our new U.S. Global Development Policy–the first of its kind by an American administration.” @BarackObama 1:56 PM Sep 22nd
  • Obama’s new development policy will create a U.S. Global Development Council representing the private sector & civil society #MDGSummit 12:31 PM Sep 22nd
  • President Obama’s new development policy set to call for U.S. Global Development Strategy #UNGA #MDGSummit #aidreformMDG 12:09 PM Sep 22nd

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