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September 26, 2018

Today, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green announced a new business model to support the fight to end the world's number-one infectious killer, tuberculosis (TB). Through $30 million in funding and a new performance-based Global Accelerator to End TB, USAID will catalyze investments to meet the target set by the United Nations High-Level Meeting on TB of treating 40 million people with the disease by 2022.

September 26, 2018

I'm proud of the role that USAID, under the Trump administration, has played to improve the lives and opportunities of young people throughout sub-Saharan Africa. Since 2008, through our maternal and child health programs, we have helped save the lives of 4.6 million children globally, the majority of whom live in sub-Saharan Africa. Our work also strengthens health systems within countries, so that the work will continue in the years ahead, led by our partner countries themselves.

September 26, 2018
Readout

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green met with the Bangladeshi Foreign Secretary, Md. Shahidul Haque, on Wednesday in New York City at the United Nations General Assembly. The Administrator expressed appreciation for the continued compassion shown by the Bangladeshi people and Government toward the nearly one million Rohingya who have fled ethnic cleansing in Burma. He emphasized that the U.S. Government's priority is to support political processes that will enable the safe, dignified, and voluntary return of refugees to Burma.

September 26, 2018

Many billions of dollars have been generously provided to alleviate global hunger. But they are being robbed of their full value by crisis, conflict, and poor governance. So, not just terrorism, but corruption and poor governance, as well. The Agency that I am privileged to lead, USAID, delivered more than three billion dollars of food assistance to 64 million people across 50 countries last year alone. American taxpayers generously offered this assistance to ease immediate suffering as well as to lay a foundation for long-term resilience -- an ideal to which all people aspire. Yet disaster, not natural disaster, like a drought or a flood, but man-made disaster in the form of inhumane, authoritarian governance and willful disregard of the laws of war, are destroying any chances that these purposes will actually be met.

September 25, 2018
Remarks

I'd like to welcome our special guest innovators ... I'd also like to thank Concordia for hosting us and Grand Challenges Canada for their work on the Humanitarian Grand Challenge, great partners, both. In the field of development, these are exciting times. We have new technologies, medicines, and new approaches that are making an immeasurable difference in lifting lives and building communities. As we all know, these are also challenging times. Especially on the humanitarian front. Approaching 70 million people displaced. Nearly unprecedented levels of need, and in many cases, no end in sight. These challenges were what brought Secretary Mordaunt and I together this past February to announce the first call for Humanitarian Grand Challenge proposals. We're together again today to share the innovations that our finalists have put forward.

September 25, 2018
Remarks

So, 30 years ago, I began my career in development in a little village in Kenya, a village where we had no running water, no electricity, no telephone.  But in the entire year that I was there, not one student ever asked me for money. They might ask me for extra lessons. They might ask me for help with books.  But they never once asked for a handout. Thirty years later, I'm the Administrator of USAID. And I'm in Africa again, this time in the Somali region of Ethiopia, an area going into its third year of drought.

September 25, 2018

Today, the Administrator for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the Honorable Mark Green, and the Secretary of State for the Department for International Development (DFID) of the United Kingdom, The Right Honourable Penny Mordaunt, M.P., announced 23 intended finalists for Creating Hope in Conflict: A Humanitarian Grand Challenge, at the 2018 edition of the Concordia Annual Summit in New York City.

September 25, 2018
Remarks

 
Four Seasons Hotel
Washington, DC
September 24, 2018

ADMINISTRATOR GREEN: So, my saving grace tonight might just be the old adage that you are judged by the company you keep. Tonight, that makes me a very lucky man. In addition to Ken Blackwell, a great inspirational voice in the conservative movement, I'm sharing the spotlight tonight with Senator Chris Coons, a democracy warrior, a good friend, and fellow Africa hand. I mean, how often do you walk into Senate offices and get greeted in Kiswahili?

September 25, 2018

Vice President Mike Pence announced today at the 73rd regular session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, NY, more than $48 million in additional humanitarian U.S. assistance for Venezuelans affected by the man-made crisis in Venezuela.

September 24, 2018

Today, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) announced the extension of a research partnership with the University of Illinois.

September 20, 2018
Media Advisory

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green will travel to New York City, from September 25-26, to participate in the 73rd United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).

September 18, 2018

The following is attributable to Spokesperson Clayton M. McCleskey:

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green met with The Honorable Mamuka Bakhtadze, Prime Minister of Georgia, on Tuesday.

Ambassador Rena Bitter Participated in a Hand-washing Activity with Children Affected by the Recent Flash Floods in Attapeu
September 17, 2018

U.S. Ambassador Rena Bitter visited U.S. government funded relief projects for people affected by recent flash floods and met with Provincial Governor Leth Xayaphone and local officials to discuss recovery efforts during her recent trip to Attapeu Province on September 10-11, 2018 as part of the United States’ ongoing support to the Government of Laos’ efforts to help local people affected by the disaster.

September 14, 2018
Media Advisory

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Assistant Administrator for Europe and Eurasia Brock Bierman will travel to Sofia, Bulgaria September 17-20.

September 13, 2018

As our disaster experts monitor Tropical Storm Isaac, which reached the Eastern Caribbean Thursday, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is announcing additional support to help the Caribbean prepare for, and respond to, major storms and hurricanes.

September 12, 2018

Today, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green announced the expansion of research partnerships with U.S. universities to develop and deploy solutions to address global agricultural challenges and help end hunger.

September 12, 2018

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is accepting new applications for the Development Innovation Ventures (DIV) program. Anyone, anywhere can apply at any time.

September 7, 2018

On Thursday, a military court martial in South Sudan took an important first step toward justice when it convicted 10 South Sudanese government soldiers of rape, sexual assault, looting, and the murder of John Gatluak, a journalist employed by Internews and recipient of a grant from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). In July 2016, the soldiers attacked the Juba Terrain residential compound, home to American citizens and other foreign nationals employed by USAID partners and other organizations dedicated to assisting the people of South Sudan.

September 7, 2018

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green met with the Colombian Minister of Foreign Affairs, The Honorable Carlos Holmes Trujillo, on Friday in Washington, D.C. In the meeting, the Administrator highlighted USAID's close partnership with Colombia, and emphasized the Agency's commitment to helping the new Duque Administration implement Colombia's priorities.

September 6, 2018
Media Advisory

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Assistant to the Administrator for the Bureau for Food Security and the Deputy Coordinator for Development for Feed the Future Beth Dunford will travel to Minneapolis, Minnesota on September 6-7.

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