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July 2, 2014
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As announced by the White House, President Obama will host the U.S. - Africa Leaders Summit in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, August 5 and Wednesday, August 6, 2014.  This historic summit, the first of its kind, will bring leaders from across the African continent to the nation's capital and further strengthen ties with one of the world's most dynamic and fastest-growing regions.  The theme of the Summit is investing in the next generation. 

June 30, 2014

The Governments of the United States and Chile today expanded their trilateral cooperation partnership to promote economic, institutional, and social development in the Caribbean. The Declaration of Intent was signed by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Chilean Foreign Minister Heraldo Muñoz.

June 27, 2014

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Rajiv Shah will travel to Johannesburg, South Africa, from June 29-30 to attend the Partnership for Newborn, Maternal and Child Health (PMNCH) Forum and to launch the first-ever Every Newborn Action Plan that was recently endorsed at the World Health Assembly.

June 26, 2014

Today, the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan closed on its offering of a $1 billion sovereign bond issuance guaranteed by the United States Government. This second loan guarantee reinforces the firm U.S. commitment to the people of Jordan by strengthening the Government of Jordan’s ability to maintain access to international financing, while enabling it to achieve its economic development and reform goals.

Administrator Rajiv Shah at the Acting on the Call conference
June 25, 2014
More than $600 million in major public/private partnerships and awards with 26 partners to improve maternal and child survival announced

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced today that it is realigning $2.9 billion of the Agency’s resources to save up to half a million children from preventable deaths by the end of 2015—refocusing resources on high-impact programs with proven track records to save the most lives

June 25, 2014

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Governments of Ethiopia and India, in collaboration with UNICEF and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and other partners, will come together today for the high-level forum, Acting on the Call: Ending Preventable Child and Maternal Deaths. Dozens of global health leaders from governments, faith-based organizations, civil societies and the private sector offered their comments on the progress achieved and challenges ahead to save millions of women and children from preventable deaths.

June 23, 2014

Today the United States announced nearly $51 million in additional humanitarian aid to support those affected by the ongoing conflict in the Central African Republic (CAR).  This new assistance brings the total U.S. humanitarian funding for the crisis to nearly $118 million in Fiscal Year 2014, helping people suffering inside CAR as well as refugees in the neighboring countries.

June 20, 2014
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In a major show of support for girls’ education and empowerment around the world, nearly 30 artists and athletes, as well as a host of global non-profits and businesses have joined with the U.S. government to launch Let Girls Learn. The new effort aims to elevate a conversation about the need to support all girls in their pursuit of a quality education. 

June 19, 2014

On Wednesday, June 25, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Rajiv Shah, with co-hosts the Governments of Ethiopia and India, in collaboration with UNICEF and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and other partners, will host Acting on the Call: Ending Preventable Child and Maternal Deaths. The forum will unveil new efforts to save an unprecedented number of women and children by 2020 in 24 priority countries. It will also announce adoption of bold reforms to improve effectiveness and efficiency at the Agency. 

June 19, 2014
Agricultores en Latino América y el Caribe afectados por la roya recibirán apoyo financiero y capacitación para estabilizar la industria del café

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), in partnership with Keurig Green Mountain, Inc., Cooperative Coffees, Starbucks, and Root Capital, today launched the Coffee Farmer Resilience Fund to leverage $23 million in financial assistance for more than 40,000 coffee farmers combating the devastating coffee rust outbreak in Latin America and the Caribbean. Since 2012, coffee rust has affected more than two million people in Latin America, causing an estimated $1 billion in economic damages which could lead to 500,000 job losses.

June 19, 2014
Affected Latin American and Caribbean farmers to receive financial support and training to stabilize coffee industry

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), in partnership with Keurig Green Mountain, Inc., Cooperative Coffees, Starbucks, and Root Capital, today launched the Coffee Farmer Resilience Fund to leverage $23 million in financial assistance for more than 40,000 coffee farmers combating the devastating coffee rust outbreak in Latin America and the Caribbean. Since 2012, coffee rust has affected more than two million people in Latin America, causing an estimated $1 billion in economic damages which could lead to 500,000 job losses.

June 18, 2014

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Rajiv Shah today announced $10 million in additional U.S. support for Ukraine, largely for corruption fighting measures. The support furthers the U.S. Government’s commitment to fighting corruption, especially with stakeholders and in areas not previously addressed, by helping Ukrainians develop institutions and mechanisms to better monitor how their government is working for them.

June 17, 2014
STATEMENT BY ASSISTANT ADMINISTRATOR NANCY LINDBORG

Today in Bangui, an airlift of vital relief supplies—blankets, kitchen sets, hygiene kits, and water buckets—arrived to help Central Africans in urgent need in Bangui and Ouham-Pendé, an area of northwestern Central African Republic virtually unreached by humanitarian aid since the escalation of violence in December.

June 17, 2014

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) today announced new coastal programs, valued at more than $170 million, to benefit coastal communities, which are among some of the most vulnerable, poor, and marginalized groups. The announcement took place at the “Our Ocean” Conference hosted by Secretary of State John Kerry. These programs will support marine conservation, sustainable fisheries, coastal adaptation and efforts to combat illegal fishing and wildlife trafficking in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, and the Pacific.

June 12, 2014
MEDIA ADVISORY

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Rajiv Shah will travel to Vatican City, Moldova, and Ukraine from June 15-19.

June 7, 2014

Yangon – Today at a signing ceremony attended by U.S. Ambassador Derek J. Mitchell and U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission Director Chris Milligan, Gap Inc. (NYSE: GPS) announced that the company is partnering with USAID to invest in the social and economic growth. By producing its products from two factories in Yangon, Gap Inc. becomes the first American retailer to enter the Myanmar market. The company’s partnership with USAID will help lay the foundation for Gap Inc. to provide growth and economic opportunities for women in the country.

June 3, 2014

In support of our shared priorities, USAID will be investing in programs to support the development of Djibouti’s labor force and energy sector. Working hand-in-hand with the Government of Djibouti, these targeted investments will unlock opportunity, reduce extreme poverty, and promote innovation.

Today, the United States and Tunisia signed a loan guarantee agreement which will allow Tunisia to access up to $500 million in
June 3, 2014

Today, the United States and Tunisia signed a loan guarantee agreement which will allow Tunisia to access up to $500 million in affordable financing from international capital markets.  The loan guarantee underscores the United States’ commitment to the people of Tunisia and their democratic transition. The loan guarantee agreement is designed to support Tunisia as it pursues important reforms that will provide the foundation for economic growth and prosperity.  

June 2, 2014
MEDIA ADVISORY

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Rajiv Shah will travel to Djibouti and Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, June 3-4, to meet with African and U.S. Government officials to discuss support for sustainable energy and economic development in Sub-Saharan Africa.

May 28, 2014

ON FRIDAY, May 30, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Rajiv Shah will travel to Toronto, Canada, to participate in a global summit on maternal, newborn, and child health, hosted by Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper. The summit will bring together global leaders to discuss how to reduce preventable deaths associated with pregnancy, child birth, and the first 5 years of life in the developing world. Shah will discuss USAID’s high-impact, evidence-based interventions that help save the lives of 6 million children under the age of 5 each year.

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