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June 15, 2022
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Today, Administrator Power spoke to the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) International Affairs Fellows and members in the keynote session of the 2022 International Affairs Fellowship Conference. The conversation was moderated by Margaret Talev, Managing Editor for Politics at Axios and Political Analyst for CNN.

June 13, 2022
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Today, Administrator Power spoke to members of the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition (USGLC) at the 2022 Global Impact Forum. Administrator Power was interviewed by USGLC President and CEO Liz Schrayer about development issues related to support for democratic initiatives around the world, global food insecurity, humanitarian aid to Ukraine, and COVID-19.

June 13, 2022

In response to the historic drought threatening millions of lives in the Horn of Africa, the United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is providing nearly $105 million in critical humanitarian aid to bring immediate relief to the most vulnerable people.  The region is in the midst of a fourth consecutive failed rainy season with worsening drought conditions increasing the likelihood of famine for hundreds of thousands of people in the Horn of Africa.  A fifth rainy season is forecast to be drier than average, further devastating livelihoods for families who depend on crops and livestock for food to survive.  As a result, more than 16 million people need immediate humanitarian assistance.  The number is expected to rise to unprecedented levels, with up to 20 million people in need of urgent assistance by September.

June 10, 2022

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced multiple initiatives at the Ninth Summit of the Americas, hosted by the United States in Los Angeles, California in June 2022. 

June 10, 2022
Media Advisory

On June 14 and 15, 2022, Deputy Administrator Isobel Coleman will be in Switzerland to attend the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s (OECD) Development Assistance Committee (DAC) annual ministerial-level Tidewater Meeting. This year’s theme, “Development at a Crossroads,” provides an opportunity for frank discussion about the world’s most pressing development challenges.

June 10, 2022
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On June 9, 2022, during her second day in Los Angeles, California, for the Ninth Summit of the Americas, Administrator Samantha Power participated in a range of discussions and engagements to address challenges and opportunities in the Latin America and Caribbean region.

June 10, 2022

During the Summit of the Americas, President Biden announced new efforts by the Department of State and USAID that will assist vulnerable refugees and migrants across the region, including those displaced from the political and economic crisis in Venezuela and humanitarian assistance for vulnerable Venezuelans in Venezuela.

June 9, 2022
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On June 8, 2022, Administrator Samantha Power attended various engagements while in Los Angeles, California, for the Ninth Summit of the Americas.

June 9, 2022

Yesterday, at an event on the sidelines of the Ninth Summit of the Americas in Los Angeles, USAID Administrator Samantha Power announced approximately $331 million in humanitarian and long-term development assistance to address food security and resilience in the region.

June 8, 2022
Media Advisory

On Thursday, June 9, 2022, on the margins of the Ninth Summit of the Americas, USAID Administrator Samantha Power and Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas will host a multi-sectoral discussion on U.S. government efforts to expand labor migration pathways from northern Central America and announce “Guidance on Fair Recruitment Practices for Temporary Migrant Workers.” As the Biden-Harris Administration seeks to expand lawful pathways through H-2 temporary worker programs, this guidance provides principles and guidelines on preventing abuse of prospective workers. 

June 8, 2022

Administrator Samantha Power has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC); the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria; and Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance (Gavi), in a shared commitment to strengthen accounting practices and financial management capacity in the accountancy field to build resilient and sustainable health sector systems in countries where USAID works. USAID joins the efforts of signatories to support programming for local accountancy and finance professionals to improve financial transparency, accountability, and anti-corruption measures in the public health sector.

June 7, 2022

Today, Administrator Power delivered a speech at an event held at the National Press Club and co-hosted by Freedom House. A full transcript and video of her address, titled “A Global Revolution of Dignity,” are available here.

June 6, 2022
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Today, Administrator Power met with Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs for the State of Qatar. Administrator Power and Foreign Minister Al-Thani discussed collaborating to address food insecurity, climate change, and other issues of mutual interest.

June 6, 2022

On Wednesday, June 8, 2022, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Pacific Council on International Policy will convene a panel discussion on the sidelines of the Summit of the Americas in Los Angeles to highlight rising food insecurity in the Western Hemisphere and opportunities for building more sustainable, equitable, and resilient food systems throughout the region.

June 6, 2022

On June 8-9, 2022, Administrator Samantha Power will travel to Los Angeles, California to participate in the Ninth Summit of the Americas. The theme for this Summit is “Building a Sustainable, Resilient, and Equitable Future,” and it marks the first time the United States has hosted the event since the inaugural meeting in Miami in 1994.

June 6, 2022
Media Advisory

Tomorrow, Tuesday, June 7, Administrator Samantha Power will deliver a policy address at the National Press Club, co-hosted by Freedom House. The Administrator’s remarks will highlight the fact that despite years of democratic decline and the rise of authoritarianism across the world, the current moment presents a pivotal opportunity to reverse these trends and create a more democratic, peaceful, and prosperous future.

June 5, 2022
Statement by Administrator Samantha Power

It was 50 years ago today that the United Nations gathered in Stockholm for the first-ever global conference on the environment. June 5, 1972, marked the first time that the world had recognized humanity’s dependence on a healthy environment and a stable climate—a day we now celebrate as World Environment Day.

June 2, 2022
Media Advisory

On Tuesday, June 7, Administrator Samantha Power will deliver a policy address at the National Press Club, co-hosted by Freedom House. The Administrator’s remarks will highlight the fact that despite years of democratic decline and the rise of authoritarianism across the world, the current moment presents a pivotal opportunity to reverse these trends and create a more democratic, peaceful, and prosperous future. 

June 1, 2022

Assistant to the Administrator (AtA) of USAID’s Bureau for Policy, Planning and Learning Michele Sumilas and Director of the Bureau for Development, Democracy, and Innovation’s Local, Faith and Transformative Partnerships Adam Phillips traveled to Kenya from May 26 to May 31.

June 1, 2022
Statement By Administrator Samantha Power

On a warm, muggy New York night 53 years ago, police raided the Stonewall Inn—a gay bar in Greenwich Village. Claiming that the bar had violated city liquor ordinances, the police arrested Stonewall employees and many of its patrons—most of whom identified as LGBTQI+ persons. It was not the NYPD’s first raid on gay bars in the city, nor would it be the last. But that night, LGBTQI+ Americans—led by transgender women of color—faced down police and fought back for their rights in a demonstration that lasted six days.

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Last updated: July 03, 2022

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