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November 9, 2018

I think our Administrator, Ambassador Mark Green, had made a trip to Northern Iraq back in early July and realized that we needed really to change the approach that we were taking there. That given that they were victims of genocide and the ordinary program really wasn't the right response, and recognized that we needed to work much more closely with the communities. It wasn't good enough to do things for these communities; we needed to do it with them. So, following that trip, sent me to be a senior person to serve as his eyes and ears on the ground and work directly with the organizations on the ground in these towns as well as the -- many of their supporters in the faith based community.

November 9, 2018

I'm sometimes asked why the Trump Administration is devoting so much time and resources to this cause. And it's actually not fairly complicated. First, we have the unwavering support for religious freedom. And not only is that freedom part of our national character and our national DNA, but we believe that it is an essential attribute of any country that seeks to be free and democratic and just. Second, in the case of northern Iraq, we see our assistance for religious and ethnic minorities as inseparable from the broader mission of destroying ISIS once and for all. We must not only defeat them on the battlefield, we must not only root them out from the dark holes in which they may try to hide, but we must revive that which they tried to steal, that special mosaic of faith traditions and ethnic communities in Iraq. That mosaic was, itself, a target in ISIS' evil invasion.

November 7, 2018

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is proud to announce the completion of the environmental remediation of dioxin (Agent Orange) at Danang Airport. This achievement marks the end of the final phase of a historic, six-year, $110-million project between the United States and Vietnam.

November 7, 2018
Media Advisory

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green and Corteva Agriscience Future Chief Executive Officer Jim Collins will sign a Memorandum of Understanding to expand collaboration between USAID and Corteva Agriscience in support of the U.S. Government’s global hunger and food security initiative, Feed the Future, on November 9, 2018.

November 1, 2018

So, it's great to see all of you. It's great to see all of you. So, over these last several days, I've been reminded over and over again of just how much it is that we have accomplished over this last year. Simply put, this is not the same Agency it was a year ago. Here's some of what we have just done in this last year. We've officially launched our country roadmaps that will help guide how we prioritize investments, craft our strategies, and shape our conversations with partners. We've begun to make better use of our partnership and procurement tools in ways that will boost innovation and enterprise-driven development.

October 27, 2018

On this International Religious Freedom Day, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) reaffirms that freedom of worship, religious diversity, and respect for the dignity of all people, regardless of their faith, lie at the core of any nation that is citizen-centered and citizen-responsive. In too many regions of the world, religious liberty is under threat, as minority and other groups face persecution because of their beliefs. USAID is committed to the principles of pluralism, human dignity, and religious freedom.

October 25, 2018

In Fiscal Year (FY) 2018, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) awarded and obligated its largest-amount ever directly to U.S.-based small businesses: Approximately $685.6 million of a total portfolio of $4.8 billion in prime contracts. This translates to approximately 14.02 percent of prime awards, which significantly exceeds USAID’s FY 2018 Small Business (Prime Awards) Goal of 12 percent, and represents a 34-percent increase since FY 2015. The previous record-setting year was FY 2017, when the Agency awarded $634 million to small businesses, or 13.18 percent of a total of $4.8 billion obligated in prime contracts. USAID’s contracts with U.S. small businesses reflect relationships with a diverse array of capable small disadvantaged companies; firms owned by women and service-disabled veterans; and those located in Historically Underutilized Business Zones, or HUBZones.

October 22, 2018

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) congratulates this year’s World Food Prize winners, Drs. Lawrence Haddad and David Nabarro, our long-time partners whose efforts over the last several decades helped put nutrition at the top of the global development agenda. 

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.

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