Henrietta Fore

Henrietta H. Fore became UNICEF’s seventh Executive Director on 1 January 2018. She has worked to champion economic development, education, health, humanitarian assistance and disaster relief in a public service, private sector and non-profit leadership career that spans more than four decades. From 2007 to 2009, Ms. Fore served as the Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and Director of United States Foreign Assistance. The first woman to serve in these roles, she was responsible for managing $39.5 billion of U.S. foreign assistance annually, including support to peoples and countries recovering from disaster and building their futures economically, politically and socially. Earlier in her career at USAID, Ms. Fore was appointed Assistant Administrator for Asia and Assistant Administrator for Private Enterprise (1989-1993). She served on the Boards of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation and the Millennium Challenge Corporation. In 2009, she received the Distinguished Service Award, the highest award the Secretary of State can bestow.


02.15 - 03.00
TRA Hall
Generation Unlimited: Preparing young children and youth with the skills (and love!) the new world economy needs Co-organized by UNICEF’s Executive Director and the UAE Government, this panel discussion opens two new fronts of action for young life: a rallying cry for the formative first 1,000 days of childhood and the UAE launch of Generation Unlimited, the international partnership to have every young person in school, training, or a job by 2030, when 200 million new jobs will be needed. Panelists will profile solutions and failures in evolving the global goals on children and youth from "survive" to "thrive," and in ensuring that early childhood is the start of concerted, meaningful investment that runs through the transition to adulthood.