2021 Press Releases


COVID-19: Learn how USAID is responding to the coronavirus.

Speeches Shim

Last updated: September 07, 2021

September 9, 2021

The people of Uzbekistan have made clear their aspiration for a government that is responsive to their needs. Uzbeks know that in order to thrive, press and civil society must be free to report; corruption must be rooted out so foreign investment can flow; and free and competitive elections must reflect the people’s will. We have seen much progress over these past few years, and now is the time to build on these positive developments, to advance Uzbekistan’s democratic transformation as quickly and as wholeheartedly as its economic transformation. And here again, USAID stands ready to help.

September 9, 2021

Today, the U.S. government—through USAID—announced an additional $11.3 million in COVID-19 assistance for the Philippines to support the country’s vaccine rollout efforts, as well as the Philippines’ national response plan to detect, manage, and treat COVID-19, especially among its most vulnerable populations. This support brings the total USAID, U.S. Department of State, and U.S. Department of Defense COVID-19 assistance to the Philippines to more than $39 million since the start of the pandemic.

September 9, 2021

The below is attributable to Spokesperson Rebecca Chalif:‎

On September 8, 2021, Administrator Samantha Power met with Philippine Secretary of Foreign Affairs Teodoro L. Locsin Jr. They discussed USAID’s 60 years of partnership with the Philippines, and ongoing efforts to combat COVID-19 and strengthen communities’ ability to recover from health and economic shocks caused by the pandemic.

September 8, 2021

Today, on International Literacy Day, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) recognizes the vital importance of equitable access to literacy and education. 

September 6, 2021

On behalf of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), I am wishing L’Shana Tova to our Jewish friends in communities here and around the world as they celebrate the high holy days of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.