Presidential Policy Directives is the name given by USA’s current President Barack Obama to the set of directives that would be implemented to ensure National Security. The political history of The United States of America throws light on the fact that each of it’s Presidents implement such directives for national security under varied names such as Presidential Decision Directives by former President Bill Clinton, National Security Directives by former President G.H.W. Bush, Presidential Directives by former President Carter, National Security Action Memorandums by former President Kennedy and the like. President Barack Obama has declared that the members of the National Security Council (NSC) would assist him by offering advice and help to enable him to eminently carry out the objectives of National Security Policy as it has a direct impact on all major aspects of the country.
President Barack Obama apart from assuring his country’s welfare through the execution of Presidential Policy Directives, has also proclaimed the incorporation of a new policy on Global Development in his Presidential Policy Directives. No other President in the history of United States of America has ever administered such a policy as on date. This new policy on global development will focus on annihilation of poverty, creating new channels to gain global prosperity, aid fragile developing nations to thrive out successfully from economical challenges, promotion of universal values, analyze and help meet basic human needs and so on thus establishing harmonious relationships with all nations.
President Barack Obama has also told that global development policy would form a very significant part of the Presidential Policy Directives and would be prioritized as much as defense and diplomacy. The U.S. Global Development Council will assist the U.S. Government agencies to function flawlessly with appropriate input to achieve this new policy’s goals. Initiatives have been formulated for the implementation of this policy such as Feed The Future, which aims at providing food security by enhancing agricultural production and bringing markets within the access of the unprivileged, Global Health Initiative, which concentrates on development in medical science to improve health and provide treatment to diseases such as AIDS, and Global Climate Change Initiative, whose objective is to devise strategies to tackle issues related to climate change and try to secure a future with minimal carbon conception.
To ensure that the desired results are achieved work being done has been coordinated with the beneficiaries, donators, Non-Governmental Organizations, UN bodies, multilateral development banks and the private sector.