Ivanka Trump is to be announced on Thursday by her father as the lead for a new White House initiative aimed at developing economic stability for women in countries around the world.
According to The New York Times, the President’s eldest daughter told reporters on Wednesday that the initiative would cement America’s status as “the most generous” nation on Earth.
“‘America First’ does not mean ‘America Alone’,” she added.
In a Wall Street Journal op-ed, Trump wrote on Wednesday that the initiative would allocate $50 million from the budget of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to “coordinate America’s commitment to one of the most undervalued resources in the developing world—the talent, ambition, and genius of women.”
“This fund will implement the administration’s new strategy of foreign assistance, which emphasizes investments that produce measurable results and help recipient countries become self-reliant,” Trump wrote. “It will also facilitate complementary private-sector investments to achieve our shared goals.”
A senior White House official said that the first daughter would travel to Germany next week for the annual Munich Security Conference, at which she would promote the program and encourage officials to link women’s empowerment with their national security goals.
“As the Trump administration launches W-GDP, we ask leaders everywhere to join us as we work toward a future in which women in every society can achieve their full potential and foster greater freedom, peace, and prosperity around the world,” Trump continued in her op-ed Wednesday evening.