How bad is the cholera epidemic in Haiti? According to official figures, since the outbreak three weeks ago, 1250 people have died from contracting cholera. An additional 52,715 are being treated, and 20,867 people hospitalized. Meanwhile, an international plan to fight cholera is less than 10% funded.
Big news in the U.S. global engagement front: At a gala dinner in New York last night, it was announced that the UN Foundation is joining in a strategic alliance with the United Nations Association of the United States (UNA-USA).
General Petraeus, NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen, the Prime Minister of Greece will all be on hand. Plus, I am moderating a panel discussion this afternoon with NATO's Senior Civilian Representative Mark Sedwill, the top UN official in Afghanistan Steffan de Mistura and Ashraf Ghani, a former Afghan presidential candidate, now affiliated with the Institute for State Effectiveness.