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May 21, 2019

I believe we are at a crossroads moment in the campaign for democracy of which Ronald Reagan spoke. Authoritarians have new tools and tactics they are deploying to bend elections and snuff out the voices of the people. For years, the democracy community, represented here, has been a quiet lifeline that has kept the flame of democracy alive, despite the shadows that have too often crossed our paths. The shadows are darker in some parts of the world these days. And so, we have to figure out our own tools and tactics for shining a hopeful light. The next Guaido, the next Abiy, those priests in Nicaragua, so many brave souls; they're counting on us. They're counting on us to stand with them. They're counting on us to work with them and they're counting on us to remain a lifeline, a beacon of hope.

I look forward to the ideas brought forward today in this working group. I look forward to your input to help guide us. We are at a crossroads moment. Crossroads moments imply choices. And, I think we have key choices to make. Thank you.

May 21, 2019
Media Advisory

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Deputy Administrator Bonnie Glick will travel to South Africa May 23 to attend the Inauguration of His Excellency Cyril Ramaphosa, President of the Republic of South Africa. The Deputy Administrator is part of the Presidential Delegation designated to represent the U.S. Government at the May 25 inauguration in Pretoria, South Africa.

May 16, 2019
Readout

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green visited Panamá City, Panamá on May 15. The Administrator met with the Foundation for the Refugee Education Trust (RET), a USAID partner that is helping to strengthen the resilience of schools in Panamá by working with national and local education ministries to institutionalize and improve cooperation to prepare for natural disasters.

May 15, 2019
Readout

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green visited Quito, Ecuador May 14-15, 2019.  The Administrator met with Vice President of the Republic of Ecuador Otto Sonnenholzner to discuss the renewal of cooperation between USAID and the Ecuadorian public, private sector, and civil-society institutions, as well as key challenges that are facing the region, including the dire situation in Venezuela and its impact on neighboring countries.

May 15, 2019
Remarks

Press Availability following MoU signing with USAID Administrator Mark Green and Ecuadorian Foreign Minister José Valencia Amores

May 15, 2019
Readout

United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Deputy Administrator Bonnie Glick met yesterday with Prime Minister Eugene Rhuggenaath of Curaçao and Prime Minister Evelyn Wever-Croes of Aruba in Washington, D.C. Deputy Administrator Glick discussed the regional impacts of Venezuela's man-made humanitarian crisis, and thanked the Prime Ministers for their countries' support for the thousands of Venezuelans who have fled to Aruba and Curaçao.

May 15, 2019

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Honorable José Valencia, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Human Mobility of the Republic of Ecuador. The MOU signifies the establishment of a new chapter of cooperation between USAID and the Government of Ecuador.

May 14, 2019
Remarks

Chat with Concordia Co-Founder, Chairman, and CEO Matthew A. Swift from Bogota, Colombia

May 14, 2019
Readout

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green visited Bogota, Colombia May 13-14. On May 13, Administrator Green and President Duque announced an agreement to expand the scope of the two countries' Development Objective Assistance Agreement. USAID's $160 million contribution to this bilateral agreement reaffirms the two countries' continued support and collaboration. Administrator Green and President Duque also met with the Mayor of Ovejas to celebrate the USAID-funded land titling pilot project, which is Colombia's first massive land-formalization and multi-purpose registry project. Land-formalization is a key step to mitigating conflict, strengthening the economy, and reducing inequality in rural areas.

May 13, 2019
Remarks

The readiness of the government and people of Colombia to take these challenges on, while continuingto drive to fulfill Colombia's destiny, is a major voice on the world stage, that makes us very proud to stay with you and to work with you. And, it's why today I want to take the opportunity to announce $160 million U.S. dollars in development assistance to Colombia from USAID.

May 11, 2019
Readout

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green visited Castries, Saint Lucia on May 11, 2019. The Administrator met with Prime Minister Allen Chastanet to discuss shared challenges and opportunities to strengthen the bilateral relationship with St. Lucia on topics such as economic prosperity, youth development, education, and resiliency.

May 10, 2019

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green visited Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago May 9-10.

May 9, 2019

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) strongly condemns yesterday's attack by the Taliban on Counterpart International, a U.S. non-profit organization and implementing partner of USAID in Kabul, Afghanistan.

May 9, 2019

The increase in the number of infectious-diseases outbreaks (e.g., Ebola, Zika, and yellow fever) around the world and the risk posed by an accidental or deliberate release of dangerous pathogens highlight the need for a sustained, multi-sectoral, and coordinated United States response.  U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is proud to be working with more than ten other Federal Departments and agencies in this critically important effort. 

May 9, 2019
Readout

United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green met yesterday with Colombian Vice President Marta Lucía Ramírez in Washington, D.C. Administrator Green and Vice President Ramírez discussed the enduring partnership between the United States and Colombia to promote a sustainable peace, including through market-oriented investments in rural areas to provide economic opportunities for communities affected by violence, especially for women entrepreneurs. The Administrator and Vice President also reviewed the close U.S.-Colombian collaboration on responding to the regional crisis caused by the illegitimate Maduro regime in Venezuela.

May 8, 2019

On May 7, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Deputy Administrator  Bonnie Glick met with faith-based and private sector leaders in San Diego, California.

May 8, 2019
Media Advisory

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green will travel to Trinidad and Tobago, Saint Lucia, Colombia, Ecuador, and Panamá May 9-15, 2019. On this trip, the Administrator will discuss challenges and opportunities with regional leaders and visit sites where USAID is helping countries advance along the Journey to Self-Reliance.

May 8, 2019
Remarks

Members, in order to capture some of the important work that so many of you have referenced, I'd like to touch briefly on a few of my recent travels. I just returned from Ethiopia and Côte d'Ivoire with Senior Advisor to the President, Ivanka Trump. While there, we met with women leaders and entrepreneurs to advance the Women's Global Development and Prosperity Initiative. We discussed ways to improve the enabling environment for women entrepreneurs, and advance issues like access to credit for women entrepreneurs at all levels.

May 6, 2019

On behalf of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), I would like to extend warm wishes to all Muslims as you begin the observance of the month of Ramadan in the United States and around the world.

May 6, 2019
Media Advisory

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Deputy Administrator Bonnie Glick will travel to San Diego, California May 6-8, 2019. During her visit, Deputy Administrator Glick will give remarks at the Accord Network Executive Retreat and meet with private sector partners to explore strategic engagement opportunities with USAID in emerging markets. Deputy Administrator Glick will also meet with members of the Middle Eastern Christian diaspora to discuss USAID's efforts to engage directly with local Iraqi groups in helping their communities recover from ISIS genocide.

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Last updated: May 23, 2019

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