Objective 6: Integrate Action Plan within U.S. Government Departments and Agencies

The U.S. Government will institutionalize and integrate the components of this plan in its diplomatic, development, and humanitarian efforts overseas.

U.S. international assistance to children is substantial and channeled through more than 30 offices in seven U.S. Government departments and agencies – the U.S. Departments of Agriculture, Defense, Health and Human Services, Labor, and State; the Peace Corps; and the U.S. Agency for International Development – in more than 100 countries. Until now, there has been no overarching policy or guidance for U.S. international assistance for children.

Below are the specific outcomes that the U.S. Government aims to achieve.

Outcome 6.1: The number of development and diplomatic efforts created and coordinated  through the U.S. Government Action Plan on Children in Adversity is increased.

Outcome 6.2: U .S. Government departments and agencies promote accountability for implementation of the Action Plan and develop mechanisms to effectively track progress over time. 

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