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June 20, 2018

Members of the committee, the Fiscal Year 2019 request for USAID is approximately $16.8 billion. We acknowledge that this request will not provide enough resources to meet every humanitarian need or seize every development opportunity. Indeed, no budget request ever has. Instead, it’s an effort to balance fiscal needs at home with our leadership role on the world stage.

Turning to our ongoing Redesign, I greatly appreciate the thoughts and input that you and your staff have provided. To date, our team has had 53 separate Hill engagements and 145 external stakeholder engagements as we try to shape what the USAID of tomorrow will look like. I remain committed to working closely with you to ensure that your ideas are reflected in this work.

June 19, 2018
Remarks

USAID is proud to formally partner with Malteser International because we believe that it will help us more effectively reach some of the world's communities in need. We know that faith-based partners often have networks, historic relationships, and grassroots expertise that extend beyond our own. We also know that organizations like Malteser International are trusted voices in the communities where they work. They can carry important messages, lifesaving messages, that will help beneficiaries take the right the right steps for both immediate assistance and long-term strengthening.

June 14, 2018

The President has authorized the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to release approximately $6.25 million for the continuation of life-saving operations of the Syrian Civil Defense, more commonly known as the "White Helmets" -- an internationally renowned non-governmental organization composed of over 3,000 volunteer first-responders.

June 14, 2018

We need your effective, innovative work in the field. We need your voice here in Washington, talking to Congress, talking to others about the need that you see and the work that you do. We need you, if you like what you see and read and hear, to support what we're trying to do in Transformation, which I believe will make us stronger, faster, and more effective, and I vow that it will make us better partners for all of you.

There is so much that we need to do, but there's also so much that we can do. But that will only happen if we partner closely, we keep talking, we share ideas, we work together to craft results. The world is on fire; we're the fire brigade. We're the ones who can truly make a difference. Thank you for everything that you've done, thank you for what you do, and, yes, thank you for what you're going to do. Thanks very much.

June 13, 2018

The Middle East and North Africa remain a key focus of U.S. foreign policy and national security priorities, particularly as we continue to fight against violent extremists. Despite the complex political, humanitarian, and development challenges in the region, we see opportunities for USAID's work in stabilization, economic and social development, and in protecting vulnerable communities. As you heard from Administrator Green in April, USAID's goal is to end the need for foreign assistance. There is no surer path to self-reliance than helping governments be more responsive to their citizens and more accountable in the management of public resources. To that end, the FY 2019 request will support democracy assistance programs that remain a fundamental element of how we help countries address critical development challenges.

June 13, 2018

Ramadan is a time when the Muslim world stops to focus on Islamic teachings; teachings regarding not just prayer, but compassion, community, and generosity towards the poor. For those of us who are not Muslim, an Iftar is an opportunity to demonstrate what has been called the truest measure of our commitment to religious liberty: the importance we place on protecting it for those of other faiths.

June 13, 2018
Media Advisory

United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green will deliver the keynote address at an InterAction Forum 2018 session on impact investment.

June 8, 2018

Last October, at the direction of President Donald Trump, Vice President Pence announced a new policy to expand assistance to religious and ethnic minority communities in the Middle East devastated by ISIS and other terrorist organizations. In Northern Iraq - once home to large communities of Christians and other minorities, many of whom left their homes or fled the country altogether - USAID is committed to creating the conditions so that these communities can return safely to their ancestral lands.

June 8, 2018

The U.S. Agency for International Development is proud to celebrate the contributions of our lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) staff and our efforts to ensure our programs and policies are inclusive of all people, regardless of their sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, or bodily diversity.

June 7, 2018
Readout

USAID urges the Nicaraguan Government to end the violence, respect human rights, and implement fully the recommendations of the independent Inter-American Commission on Human Rights.

June 7, 2018

The United States announces nearly $112 million in additional humanitarian assistance to help people in Nigeria and surrounding countries in the Lake Chad region affected by the ongoing crisis.

June 6, 2018

Hello, everyone, it really is good to be here with all of you to help celebrate Pride. There's a saying, "Diversity is the one true thing we all have in common." I think that's right. And I think it should and must be celebrated. We all have unique skills, experiences, viewpoints, and life experiences. Those differences enrich us. Those differences make us stronger.

In terms of our work here at USAID, diversity is essential to what you've heard me say ad nauseam in the journey to self-reliance. As I have said before, no nation can truly be self-reliant in any meaningful sense of that term if it leaves a community of its population behind or on the sidelines, if it doesn't embrace all of its citizens and harness their unique perspectives and skills. In civil society and governance terms, no democracy is representative unless it listens to all of its voices. No nation can possibly reach its full potential unless it taps all of its people for the leadership it needs, especially during these often challenging times.

June 5, 2018
Brookings Institute Washington, DC

You know, the fact that we have gone -- my colleagues and I -- from Tidewater to the Marshall Plan is really fitting because in so many ways the work that we are doing these days and the challenges that we're taking on really do date back to some of the challenges and some of the accomplishments that were undertaken 70 years ago.

June 1, 2018

Ramadan is a time when the Muslim world stops to focus on Islamic teachings regarding not just prayer, but also compassion, community, and generosity toward the poor. It is a fitting occasion for us at USAID to do the same.

June 1, 2018

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has contributed $8 million dollars to support the joint Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and World Health Organization (WHO) Strategic Response Plan to the outbreak (currently budgeted at $56.7 million). In addition to this funding, USAID has provided personal protective equipment, laboratory supplies, the mobilization of two existing mobile labs, and a robust presence on the ground.

June 1, 2018
Media Advisory

U.S. Agency for International Development Administrator Mark Green will travel to St. Michaels, Maryland, June 3-5, to co-host the 50th Annual Tidewater Meeting with the Chair of the Development Assistance Committee of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. Administrator Green will join other leaders of major bilateral and multilateral aid agencies to discuss the challenges that face the international development community, and identify shared priorities for collective action, including to prevent the sexual abuse and exploitation of beneficiaries.

May 30, 2018

This week, the World Health Organization (WHO) recognized the Republic of Ghana and the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal for eliminating trachoma as a public health problem. USAID congratulates the Governments of Ghana and Nepal on this tremendous success.

May 29, 2018
Media Advisory

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Acting Deputy Administrator David Moore will travel to Canada May 30 - June 2, where he will attend the G7 Development and Finance Ministerial Meetings in Whistler. USAID Senior Deputy Assistant Administrator for Economic Growth, Education, and Environment Michelle Bekkering will accompany him.

May 22, 2018

At USAID, we believe the purpose of international assistance must be ending its need for existence. Not because we wish to retreat from our friends, but instead, because we believe in our friends, and we believe in their -- your -- potential for the future. We believe in human dignity, in the innate desire of every person, every community, and every country to craft and lead its own bright future.

And because this spirit burns bright in the heart of every American, when leaders in places like Africa are willing to take on the tough choices and the difficult reforms that are necessary on their journey to self-reliance, we feel an obligation to walk at their side and help as we can. And there is no better story illustrating those principles and that journey than that of the Republic of Korea, a country which years ago arose from the ashes of war to achieve first, self-reliance, and then, prosperity, and is now seeking to help others on their own journeys to self-reliance.

May 22, 2018
Remarks

Thank you for being here to witness a historic celebration of partnership, progress, and friendship between the U.S. and the Republic of Korea. At USAID, we believe the purpose of our international assistance must be ending its very need to exist. And we say that not because we seek to retreat from our friends. All to the contrary: we say it because we believe in our friends. We believe in them, and we believe in their potential. And there is no better story illustrating those principles and that journey than Korea, a country which, years ago, rose from the very ashes of war to achieve first self-reliance and then prosperity. And now, Korea is looking to help others as they take on their own journey to self-reliance. America is proud to have played a small part in this process, building on the values that we share; values like democracy, free enterprise, and respect for human dignity.

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