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October 17, 2018
EWTN Studio, Rome, Italy

 

QUESTION: Joining us now from Rome is United States Agency for International Development, or USAID, Administrator Mark Green.  Welcome to the program.

ADMINISTRATOR GREEN: Good evening, it's great to be with you.

QUESTION: Very nice to be with you.  You met with Cardinal Sako today; you've also met with other members of the Vatican.  Yesterday, Cardinal Sako issued a pretty unusual rebuke of the U.S.  Is he exaggerating?  Were you able to make him aware of what the U.S. has done?

October 17, 2018
U.S. Embassy to the Holy See, Rome, Italy

 

ADMINISTRATOR GREEN:  (in progress) -- some of the work that we're doing both directly in his [Cardinal Sako's] constituency but throughout the region in Northern Iraq.  And so we showed the pictures, showed some of the biometrics work that we're doing, and it was great. It was a good opportunity for us to exchange ideas.  It was a chance to listen to him.

October 16, 2018
Statement

Today, we mark World Food Day, celebrated each year to promote worldwide awareness and action to ensure investments in food security make a lasting impact.

October 16, 2018
Statement

Today, the United States announced additional assistance for the religious and ethnic minority communities that are vital to a peaceful, democratic, and prosperous Iraq. Preserving Iraq's cultural mosaic, and promoting the benefits of pluralism, are essential to preventing future atrocities, securing a more peaceful nation, and providing a foundation for economic recovery.

October 16, 2018

As part of the continued commitment by Vice President Pence, Secretary Pompeo, and USAID Administrator Green to support ethnic and religious minorities in Iraq as highlighted earlier this year at the first-ever Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom, the United States is proud to announce over $178 million in U.S. foreign assistance to support these vulnerable communities in Iraq. This brings total U.S. assistance for this population to nearly $300 million since Fiscal Year 2017, implemented by both the State Department and USAID.

October 16, 2018
Transcript

The U.S. government is actively working to fix this problem, by both feeding people today and helping them feed themselves in the future. USAID leads U.S. government efforts to address global food insecurity and hunger, and to prevent famine. We also address the root causes of hunger and help people build resilience. My colleague Beth Dunford, who leads the whole U.S. government Feed the Future initiative, will say more about this following my remarks.

The United States is the world’s largest provider of food assistance. Helping people in times of crisis is core to our American values. The office that I am privileged to lead, the USAID’s Office for Food for Peace, delivered more than $3 billion U.S. dollars of food assistance to nearly 70 million people in more than 50 countries last year. This year, we’ve worked in 28 African countries facing natural or manmade emergencies. In South Sudan, we feed an average of 1.5 million people per month and help to roll back famine that was declared in parts of South Sudan in February 2017.

October 15, 2018

I welcome the bipartisan efforts of the House Foreign Affairs Committee to review the Global Health Supply Chain Program at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).

October 15, 2018
Remarks

In the Northern Triangle, our approach fits well within the U.S. strategy for Central America, but just as importantly. It's closely aligned with your government's alliance to prosperity. Moving forward, our road maps confirm that infrastructure -- energy in particular -- is a key constraint in the journey to prosperity. Earlier today, I know that you had very productive discussions on the advancement to growth and integration of energy markets. As I hope you've heard, USAID is a champion of the Regional Clean Energy initiative. For example, just last year, we supported an auction of 170 megawatts of renewable energy to help El Salvador achieve its lowest-ever solar energy crisis. We view this as merely a down payment on the work that all of us here can do together. We hope to co-design and co-finance new energy initiatives with the IDB and with private enterprise, and we believe that some of the technical support that we can help offer will shorten the time from planning to market.

October 15, 2018
Media Advisory

USAID Acting Deputy Administrator David Moore will travel October 16-19 to London.

Signing of a Memorandum Of Understanding Between USAID and Knights of Columbus
October 12, 2018

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Knights of Columbus signed a Memorandum of Understanding Thursday that will facilitate partnerships to help communities in the Middle East recover from genocide and persecution. The partnership between USAID and the Knights of Columbus is a cornerstone of the Vice President's commitment to helping communities recover in the wake of the genocidal campaign waged by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.

October 12, 2018
Media Advisory

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

October 12, 2018
Statement

Yesterday, President Trump signed into law the Global Food Security Reauthorization Act, sponsored by Senators Isakson and Casey, and Representatives Smith and McCollum, with the strong support of Senators Corker and Menendez and Representatives Royce and Engel. This reauthorization is a powerful reaffirmation of the United States' commitment to ending global poverty, hunger, and malnutrition.

October 11, 2018

Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) celebrates the  International Day of the Girl, which this year has the theme "With Her: A Skilled GirlForce." 

October 11, 2018
Readout

On Wednesday, United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green met with Ambassador Agustín García-López, Executive Director of the Mexican Agency for International Development Cooperation (AMEXCID). In the meeting, Administrator Green expressed his appreciation for Ambassador García-López's commitment to U.S.-Mexican cooperation. The two also discussed how to deepen the partnership between USAID and AMEXCID, particularly related to work the United States and Mexico are doing together in the Northern Triangle of Central America.

October 10, 2018

 
QUESTION: Mr. Administrator, nice to see you.

ADMINISTRATOR GREEN: Good to see you.

QUESTION: And of course, I've had a lot of titles for you over the years, because you were, at one time, Congressman in my district back in Wisconsin.

ADMINISTRATOR GREEN: All good people come from the northeast of Wisconsin.

QUESTION: Indeed. And you've been an ambassador?

ADMINISTRATOR GREEN: An ambassador to Tanzania.

October 9, 2018

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) announced three new partnerships to mobilize skilled volunteers in support of growing women-owned businesses, supporting youth entrepreneurship, and promoting conservation around the world.  The partnerships will deploy skilled volunteers on long-term and short-term assignments to provide business services and training.

October 5, 2018

Today, the United States announced an additional $3.6 million in humanitarian assistance to help people affected by the 7.5 magnitude earthquake and tsunami that struck Central Sulawesi in the Republic of Indonesia on September 28, 2018. This funding brings the total U.S. humanitarian assistance for this response to $3.7 million.

October 5, 2018

I congratulate both Nadia Murad and Dr. Denis Mukwege for winning the Nobel Peace Prize. In a world too often torn apart by conflict, discrimination, and hate, heroes like Ms. Murad and Dr. Mukwege show us that progress toward peace is possible. Both inspire us to answer the moral imperative to protect children, women, and other vulnerable populations.

October 5, 2018

Today, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) announced the extension of a research partnership with Texas A&M University to identify solutions and opportunities to increase the adoption of farmer-led irrigation in sub-Saharan Africa.

October 4, 2018
Statement

As I have said on a number of occasions, the ultimate goal of development assistance must be to work towards the day when it is no longer necessary, and we should measure our work by how far every one of our investments moves us closer to that day. At the heart of our work is the core belief that each country must lead its own development journey. USAID is realigning its policies, strategies, programs, and investments to support our partner countries on what we call their "Journey to Self-Reliance."

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