Administrator Green Visits Europe 2018

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USAID Administrator Mark Green meets with Cardinal Peter K. Turkson of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development and Callista Gingrich,  U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See.

Administrator Green will travel from October 16-19 to Rome, Italy; Vatican City; and Prague, Czech Republic.

In Rome, to highlight World Food Day, Administrator Green will meet with the World Food Program, the International Fund for Agriculture Development, and the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization.

In Vatican City, Administrator Green will also meet with officials of the Holy See and Catholic aid agencies to discuss the important role the Catholic Church and other faith-based organizations play in development and humanitarian relief, particularly in Northern Iraq.

During his travel to Prague, the Administrator will meet with senior representatives from the Czech Development Agency to strengthen the partnership between the United States and the Czech Republic on development. The Czech Republic is a good example of a county that has moved quickly on a journey of self-reliance, from recipient of aid to fellow donor.

Administrator Green will also meet with civil-society groups for discussions on the journey to self-reliance, the role of independent, non-governmental organizations in emerging democracies, and opportunities to further engage the private sector in development programs.

Last updated: November 04, 2019

October 19, 2018

Since the day that President Trump gave me the honor of serving as his leader for the U.S. Agency for International Development, I have argued that the purpose of foreign assistance must be ending its very need to exist. And what I mean is, if leaders are willing to take on the reforms and policies necessary for their own journey to self-reliance then, as a country that has reaped freedom's blessings, we would walk with them along the way. We must help them lead their own future.

October 19, 2018

On Thursday, U.S. Agency for International Development Administrator Mark Green and U.S. Ambassador Steve King met with Czech Republic Foreign Minister Tomas Petricek in Prague, the minister's first meeting with U.S. officials since taking office earlier this week.

October 18, 2018

Yesterday, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Green met with senior Vatican officials in Rome to highlight USAID's commitment to deepening partnerships with Catholic and other faith-based organizations on humanitarian assistance and development. In particular, he reiterated the U.S. commitment to preserving Iraq's rich cultural mosaic and religious and ethnic pluralism.

October 17, 2018

The work that we do -- we're a development agency.  But helping to reinforce the basic infrastructure that communities need to be able to see their geographic community is a place where they can live, work, raise a family, and have a future.  That requires all parts of all the development spectrum. We have to be able to show young people that there is an economic future in the region. And so all of that is really what we're doing.  And it's a day-to-day work that we do. It's the kind of work that we embrace as a development agency. And we'll keep doing it.