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H.R. 1409 (109th): Assistance for Orphans and Other Vulnerable Children in Developing Countries Act of 2005

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11/8/2005--Public Law. Assistance for Orphans and Other Vulnerable Children in Developing Countries Act of 2005 - Amends the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 to authorize the President to provide assistance, including through nongovernmental or international organizations, for basic care for orphans and other vulnerable children in developing countries, including assistance for: (1) community-based care; (2) school food programs; (3) education and employment training; (4) psychosocial support; (5) protection of inheritance rights; and (6) HIV/AIDS care.

Directs the President to establish a monitoring and evaluation system to measure such assistance's effectiveness.

Directs the Secretary of State to appoint a Special Advisor for Assistance to Vulnerable Populations.

Authorizes FY2006-FY2007 appropriations to carry out such programs.

Directs the President to develop and submit to the appropriate congressional committees a coordinating strategy for such assistance.

Directs the President to report annually to the appropriate committees on the implementation of this Act.