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October 19, 2018
Remarks

Since the day that President Trump gave me the honor of serving as his leader for the U.S. Agency for International Development, I have argued that the purpose of foreign assistance must be ending its very need to exist. And what I mean is, if leaders are willing to take on the reforms and policies necessary for their own journey to self-reliance then, as a country that has reaped freedom's blessings, we would walk with them along the way. We must help them lead their own future.

October 19, 2018
Readout

On Thursday, U.S. Agency for International Development Administrator Mark Green and U.S. Ambassador Steve King met with Czech Republic Foreign Minister Tomas Petricek in Prague, the minister's first meeting with U.S. officials since taking office earlier this week.

Avansa Agrikultura
October 18, 2018

Agrikultores iha Timor-Leste iha ona mudansa ba halo koneksaun ho merkadu no obrigado ba programa subvensaun husi Ajénsia Estadus Unidus ba Dezenvolvimentu Internasionál (USAID) nia projetu Avansa Agrikultura ne’ebé mak ajuda koletór modo presiza iha armazena malirin no karreta hodi tula no lori produtu.  

October 18, 2018
RFE/RL Studio, Prague, Czech Republic

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty's Ksenia Sokolanskaya interviews Administrator Mark Green in Prague, Czech Republic.

October 18, 2018

Today, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) joined representatives of other donors to sign political commitments aimed at eliminating sexual exploitation, abuse, and harassment in international assistance. The announcement of the commitments took place at the International Safeguarding Summit, a one-day event hosted by the Department for International Development (DfID) of the United Kingdom that brought together leaders from governments, the United Nations, the private sector, academia, and non-profit organizations to examine sexual exploitation, abuse, and harassment from a holistic perspective. The non-profit, private, and research sectors announced similar commitments.

October 18, 2018
Readout

Yesterday, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Green met with senior Vatican officials in Rome to highlight USAID's commitment to deepening partnerships with Catholic and other faith-based organizations on humanitarian assistance and development. In particular, he reiterated the U.S. commitment to preserving Iraq's rich cultural mosaic and religious and ethnic pluralism.

October 17, 2018
EWTN Studio, Rome, Italy

 Interview with Lauren Ashburn of EWTN

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

The work that we do -- we're a development agency.  But helping to reinforce the basic infrastructure that communities need to be able to see their geographic community is a place where they can live, work, raise a family, and have a future.  That requires all parts of all the development spectrum. We have to be able to show young people that there is an economic future in the region. And so all of that is really what we're doing.  And it's a day-to-day work that we do. It's the kind of work that we embrace as a development agency. And we'll keep doing it.

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.

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