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March 30, 2018
Media Advisory

On April 3, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green will participate in a conference sponsored by the U.S. Institute of Peace called "Views from the U.S. Administration, Iraq and Syria Military Leaders and the Region." Administrator Green will join U.S. Central Command Commander General Joseph Votel, and the Department of State's Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS, Brett McGurk, for a panel discussion on the role of the United States in stabilizing Iraq and Syria after ISIS.

March 29, 2018

On behalf of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), I congratulate Dr. Robert Redfield on his new position as Director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). From fighting tuberculosis and malaria to preventing the spread of HIV and advancing global health security, our two institutions work together around the world to save lives. We look forward to continuing this important collaboration with Dr. Redfield and our HHS/CDC colleagues.

Mark Green, USAID Administrator, speaks at an event in India
March 23, 2018

As World Tuberculosis Day approaches, the U.S. Agency for International Development celebrates the lives saved by the efforts to combat tuberculosis globally, and reflects on the work that lies ahead of us to eliminate this deadly disease. Led by USAID, the U.S. Government is the largest donor to the international fight against tuberculosis, and provides financial and technical support in countries with the highest burden of the disease.

March 21, 2018

I believe that we are shaping an Agency that is capable of leveraging our influence, authority, and available resources to literally transform the way that humanitarian and development assistance are provided. Alongside the rest of the world, it will help us better meet the daunting challenges that we see today. With your support and guidance, we will ensure that USAID remains the world's premiere international development agency and continues the important work we do each day to protect America's future security and prosperity.

March 20, 2018

Today, the United States announced new humanitarian assistance to support Venezuelans in Colombia, who are fleeing desperate poverty, hunger, and tyranny in their home country. In partnership with Colombia, this initial, and immediate commitment of $2.5 million will provide emergency food and health assistance for vulnerable Venezuelans and the Colombian communities who are hosting them.

March 19, 2018

Many hundreds of millions of dollars have been generously provided to alleviate suffering and fostering economic development. But they are being robbed of their full value by crisis, conflict, and poor governance. Last year alone, America's foreign assistance for the DRC exceeded $546 million. Our humanitarian contributions totaled more than $209 million. The agency that I'm privileged to lead, the United States Agency for International Development, contributed more than $130 million worth of food assistance and more than $136 million for health programs.

March 19, 2018

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) concluded a two-day workshop in Baghdad with 33 organizations seeking to create and design activities together that will assist in the voluntary return of displaced Iraqis to the Ninewa Plain and western Ninewa, and to encourage those who are already in their communities to remain.

March 16, 2018
Media Advisory

On March 19, U.S. Agency for International Development Administrator Mark Green will travel to New York City, New York to attend a United Nations Security Council Briefing on the humanitarian situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Administrator Green will be calling on the international community to join the United States as it prepares to scale up assistance to reach the more than 13 million people in need of urgent humanitarian aid in DRC, where political instability and conflict have created one of the world's most pressing global crises.

March 12, 2018
Readout

On Friday, March 9, 2018, United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green hosted a Forum on Preventing Sexual Misconduct, which brought together senior USAID staff; the USAID Inspector General; and representatives from key partners, including non-governmental organizations, for-profit contractors, and United Nations agencies. Administrator Green reiterated the Agency's commitment to zero tolerance for sexual misconduct, and emphasized that USAID and its partners must share a commitment to the values of inclusion, integrity, dignity, and respect. The Administrator stressed that USAID and its partners have an obligation, as well as a moral imperative, to protect beneficiaries, especially children, young women, and other vulnerable populations.

March 8, 2018

Today, on International Women's Day, we celebrate achievements on the journey to gender equality and women's empowerment around the world. No country can succeed if it excludes the talents and voices of half its population. At USAID, we believe gender equality and women's empowerment are not just a part of development, but are the core of development. We are committed to breaking down the barriers that keep women from reaching their full potential.

March 8, 2018

Today, USAID Administrator Mark Green and Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump launched USAID's latest initiative to empower women around the world, the WomenConnect Challenge.  The Challenge will identify and support solutions to increase the access to, and the use of, digital technology, by women and girls to drive positive health, education, and livelihood outcomes for themselves and their families.

March 8, 2018
Readout

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green met yesterday with the United Nations (UN) Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, Mark Lowcock, who serves as UN Emergency Relief Coordinator and head of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). Administrator Green expressed the U.S. Government's support for OCHA's ongoing reform process, and the importance of pursuing strong initiatives to prevent sexual exploitation and abuse in the humanitarian sector.

March 1, 2018
Remarks

This morning we're all talking about expanding access to affordable, reliable energy in Africa. Perhaps no continent and no sector is better positioned to leverage the combination of technological innovation and enterprise-driven development and what it can do to lift lives and build communities. And I'm confident that Power Africa is where these forces come together.

February 28, 2018

United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green will deliver the keynote address at the 4th Annual Powering Africa Summit in Washington, D.C. on March 1.

February 28, 2018

I congratulate Wade Warren on his outstanding 27 years of service to USAID. Wade's professionalism and insight have left an indelible mark on this Agency. I am particularly grateful to Wade for his leadership as Acting Administrator during the transition, and for his guidance, as Acting Deputy Administrator, during my first months on the job.

February 27, 2018

Today, we mark the third anniversary of the murder of Boris Nemtsov, who was one of Russia's most ardent and articulate supporters of democracy and transparency. With his death, Russia lost a courageous and charismatic champion in its ongoing struggle for freedom.

February 20, 2018
READOUT

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green met yesterday in London with the UK Secretary of State for International Development, the Right Honourable Penny Mordaunt, M.P., for the United States-UK Strategic Dialogue on Development.

February 19, 2018
Overseas Development Institute London, UK

Ladies and gentlemen, welcome and good afternoon. We have a very exciting event for you here today. Creating Hope in Conflict -- A Humanitarian Grand Challenge. My name is Alex Thier and I am the executive director here at ODI. And it is my delight to welcome several special guests, some old friends, and some new ones. We’re particularly honored to be joined today by Ambassador Mark Green, the Administrator for the U.S. Agency for International Development, and Penny Mordaunt, the Secretary of State for International Development of the United Kingdom.

February 19, 2018

Today, the Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Ambassador Mark Green, and the Secretary of State for the Department for International Development (DFID) of the United Kingdom, The Right Honourable Penny Mordaunt, launched the first-ever Humanitarian Grand Challenge at the Overseas Development Institute in London.

February 18, 2018
READOUT

United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green participated in the Munich Security Conference (MSC) February 16-18.

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