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April 19, 2018

Well, we're living in interesting times. We have the largest youth population in history. So, it depends on how you talk. We say it's the glass half full or the glass half empty. There are pessimists out there who look around the world, and they talk about all the challenge that we have, the conflict that we have, and it's real. But they look at the number of young people and they see that as a challenge, as a problem to be managed.
Others of us, at USAID, we see the opposite. We see, with the largest youth community in history, the greatest opportunity in history, because with each young person, we have an open mind. With each young person, we have new ideas and new energy. And so, what we hope to do with USAID is play a small role. We're modest. It's all you. We do a small role, but we hope we can unlock. We can hope that we can, in some small way, amplify opportunities for young people.

April 17, 2018

United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green participated in the Summit of the Americas in Lima, Perú from April 12-14. In Lima, the Administrator joined Vice President Mike Pence in announcing nearly $16 million in humanitarian assistance for Venezuelans who have fled their country. Also in Lima, the Administrator delivered a keynote address at the Young Americans Forum, met with leaders from Venezuelan and Cuban civil society, and signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Peruvian Commission for Development and Life Without Drugs (DEVIDA) and the Peruvian Ministry of Economy and Finance. The Administrator also met with regional organizations to discuss the crisis in Venezuela, joined a Congressional delegation trip focused on coca eradication and promoting the cultivation of cacao as an alternative livelihood, and joined Acting Secretary of State John Sullivan for a meeting with leaders from the Member States of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM).

April 14, 2018
Chief of Mission Residence Lima, Peru

 To be clear, the humanitarian assistance that we are announcing today is not about politics.  It is about helping the victims of a massive crisis. This aid is based upon need and need alone, because America will always stand with the hungry and the displaced.

April 13, 2018

Today, the United States announced nearly $16 million in humanitarian assistance for Venezuelans who have fled their country due to the crisis there.

April 13, 2018
U.S. Embassy Lima, Peru

Transformation is not simply about structure, although that's what seems to be getting a lot of attention.  Structure is about 20 percent of Transformation. How we do things, how we manage information flows, how we harness talent: that's the 80 percent that's going to make all the difference.  And that's the 80 percent that will deliver the USAID of tomorrow. Structure is just a tool to help us get there.

April 13, 2018

On behalf of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), I welcome President Trump's nomination of Bonnie Glick to serve as the next USAID Deputy Administrator. With her extensive leadership and overseas experience, both at the U.S. Department of State and more recently within the private sector, Bonnie will bring a wealth of knowledge to the Agency. We look forward to working with the Senate to support her confirmation.

April 13, 2018

Today, the U.S. government announced nearly $67 million in additional humanitarian assistance for the people of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) at the DRC Humanitarian Conference held in Geneva, Switzerland.

April 12, 2018

Now, I know that among the world's political commentators, we have a number of pessimists these days, who see dark things. They seem to believe that progress is slowing down. They seem to believe that conflict and instability will dominate the world for some time to come, and some of them even suggest that democracy itself is in trouble. These same critics sometimes point to the number of young people today as a problem. There's a cause for concern.

After all, there are 1.8 billion young people in the world today. This is the largest youth population in history. They know that about 90 percent of young people live in developing countries. But you and I know, of course, that where the critics may see challenge, we see opportunity. With each motivated, active, and engaged young mind, we see the seeds of solution, innovation, and hope.

April 10, 2018

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) welcomes Dr. Kenneth Staley as the new Global Malaria Coordinator, responsible for the strategy and implementation of the U.S. President's Malaria Initiative (PMI).

April 9, 2018
Media Advisory

From April 11-16, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green will travel to Lima, Peru to attend the Summit of the Americas.

April 3, 2018
Panel Discussion on the Role of the U.S. in Stabilizing Iraq and Syria After ISIS


ADMINISTRATOR GREEN: Thank you. Good afternoon, everyone. It's good to be with you. USIP is certainly an appropriate setting for today's discussion. I know in his former life, Steve Hadley must have asked himself many of the questions that we're grappling with today over and over again. And of course, Nancy Lindborg is former head of USAID's DCHA Bureau. She knows how important these issues are to us. So it's great to be with all of you.

April 3, 2018

While the United States will continue to provide much needed aid, no amount of humanitarian or development assistance will end this conflict and the suffering of millions. An enduring solution will only come through a comprehensive political agreement, which will require compromise from all sides. To that end, we support the UN Special Envoy's efforts to restart talks.

April 3, 2018

Today, the United States announced nearly $87 million in additional humanitarian assistance to help the people of Yemen, who face the world's largest food-security emergency and worst cholera outbreak, driven by more than three years of war. This funding brings the total U.S. humanitarian assistance for the Yemen response since the beginning of Fiscal Year 2017 to more than $854 million.

March 30, 2018
Media Advisory

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Counselor Thomas H. Staal will travel to Geneva, Switzerland from April 1 to April 5, 2018.

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.


Last updated: April 20, 2018

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