2021 Press Releases


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Last updated: July 23, 2021

April 6, 2021

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) announced $2 million for the final six BetterTogether/JuntosEsMejor Challenge awards to benefit Venezuelans and their host communities in Brazil, Ecuador, Panama, Peru and Guyana. 

April 2, 2021

On behalf of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), I extend warm wishes of peace to Christian communities observing Good Friday today, and happy Easter to members of Western Churches who will celebrate this Sunday, and Eastern Churches celebrating on May 2.

March 31, 2021

Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is pleased to recognize Transgender Day of Visibility, a day dedicated to celebrating the vibrant and diverse international transgender community while raising awareness of the discrimination that transgender, non-binary, and gender non-conforming people face worldwide.

March 30, 2021

Today, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield announced more than $596 million in additional humanitarian assistance for the people of Syria. The announcement, at the fifth Brussels Conference on “Supporting the Future of Syria and the Region,” co-chaired by the European Union and the United Nations, comes amid a somber milestone this month with the crisis now in its 10th year. The United States remains the single largest donor to the Syria crisis response, providing nearly $13 billion since the start of the decade-long conflict, which has left 13.4 million people in dire need of assistance and forced 13 million people from their homes.

March 30, 2021

On Tuesday, March 30, 2021, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), represented by Acting Administrator Gloria Steele, and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), represented by Telecommunication Development Bureau Director Doreen Bogdan-Martin, agreed to a Letter of Intent (LOI) to strengthen collaboration on Information Communications Technology (ICT).