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June 18, 2019

Today, USAID is hosting its annual LGBTI Pride Month event to celebrate the contributions of our lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) staff and stakeholders, as well as our efforts to help protect LGBTI people in developing countries from violence, discrimination, stigma, and criminalization.

June 17, 2019
Remarks

It's a distinct honor to introduce to you the Administrator for USAID and a close friend of the United States and of Somalia, Mark Green, former congressman, ambassador, and now administrator. Thank you very much, Mr. Green.

June 17, 2019
Remarks

Good afternoon, everyone. And first, please, Mr. Prime Minister, thank you so much for hosting us not just here, but your hospitality while we're here in Somalia. Today, is an important milestone in the partnership between the United States and Somalia. Just hours ago, I formally opened a new USAID Mission here in Mogadishu. This is the first USAID Mission in Somalia in nearly 30 years. This inauguration is not only a symbol of the strengthening ties between our two countries, but it is also a symbol of Somalia's progress.

June 17, 2019

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green announced on Monday in Mogadishu that the United States is providing nearly $185 million in additional humanitarian assistance to address life-threatening food-insecurity and acute malnutrition in the Federal Republic of Somalia, and to deliver safe water and emergency health care to Somalis affected by ongoing conflict and prolonged drought. Somalia is currently facing emergency levels of hunger: an estimated 1.7 million people require immediate food assistance.

June 17, 2019

On June 17, 2019, the United States is reopening a permanent Mission of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in the Federal Republic of Somalia, more than 28 years after its closing on January 5, 1991.

June 16, 2019
Readout

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green visited Kigali, Rwanda on June 16.

June 15, 2019
Readout

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green visited the cities of Goma, Butembo, and Katwa in North Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) on June 15.  The Administrator met with healthcare workers at an Ebola Treatment Unit in Katwa, community and local leaders at the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) in Butembo, and representatives from the NGO community.

June 12, 2019
Readout

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green met today in Washington, D.C., with Achim Steiner, Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

June 12, 2019

Three cases of Ebola have been confirmed in Uganda, resulting in one death. This marks the first cases of the deadly disease outside of neighboring Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) since the ongoing outbreak began in August 2018. USAID is monitoring the situation and will continue to work alongside partners to support the response in Uganda. USAID will also continue to help neighboring countries prepare for a potential outbreak and provide other critical assistance to help stop the spread of disease.

June 11, 2019
Statement

The Women, Peace, and Security Act, signed into law by President Trump in 2017, demonstrates the United States' commitment to addressing the challenges faced by women and girls in conflict- and disaster-affected areas around the world. Consistent with the President's National Security Strategy, which recognizes the critical link between women's empowerment and more peaceful, prosperous societies, the U.S. Strategy on Women, Peace, and Security (WPS) will strengthen our efforts to advance women's leadership in preventing and resolving conflict, countering violent extremism, and supporting post-conflict recovery. This Strategy also complements other important efforts by the Administration to support the security and success of women around the world, including the recently announced Women's Global Development and Prosperity Initiative.

June 11, 2019
Media Advisory

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green will travel to the Democratic Republic of the Congo; and the Republics of Rwanda, Kenya, and Mozambique from June 14 to June 22, 2019.

June 7, 2019

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green, PepsiCo Director of Sustainable Agriculture Margaret Henry, and the President of the PepsiCo Foundation Jon Banner, signed a Memorandum of Understanding on June 7, 2019, in New York, to expand collaboration between USAID, PepsiCo, and the PepsiCo Foundation.

June 6, 2019
Readout

United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Deputy Administrator Bonnie Glick traveled to The Netherlands to participate in the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES).

June 5, 2019
Remarks

 
June 5, 2019
Global Entrepreneurship Summit Global Launch Lounge
The Hague, Netherlands

June 5, 2019

Today at the Woodrow Wilson Center, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), in partnership with impact-investment firm Circulate Capital, made substantial commitments to attract private capital and the development of new businesses in South and Southeast Asia. USAID announced a $35 million, 50-percent loan-portfolio guarantee with Circulate Capital that will help mobilize outside private investment to combat plastic pollution in oceans throughout the Indo-Pacific region.

June 5, 2019

Today at the 2019 Global Entrepreneurship Summit in The Hague, United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Deputy Administrator Glick announced $1.5 million in new grant funding for the WomenConnect Challenge under the Women's Global Development and Prosperity (W-GDP) Initiative. Led by USAID, the Challenge seeks to bridge the gender digital divide so women can participate fully in the global economy.

June 4, 2019
Remarks

The Global Entrepreneurial Summit brings together entrepreneurs and business leaders, as well as government leaders, from all over the world. The United States is proud to sponsor it, and I couldn't think of a better location than The Netherlands. We've got such a long-standing partnership of almost 400 years -- one of the most entrepreneurial countries in the world, and really, an example for many of us on competitiveness and economic growth, and also, empowering of women.

June 4, 2019

Today at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in The Netherlands, the U.S. Government made substantial commitments to drive women's economic empowerment in developing markets. The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced $500,000 in funding and $100,000 in technical assistance to the Women's World Banking Asset Management (WAM) blended-finance fund. Joining USAID, the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) announced its intent to provide $25 million in financing to the fund. The financing will help mobilize commercial investment to benefit low-income women in Africa, the Middle East, and the Indo-Pacific.

June 3, 2019
Media Advisory

On Wednesday, June 5, Counselor Chris Milligan of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) will participate in a discussion at the Wilson Center. The Counselor will highlight USAID's use of blended finance to address ocean plastic pollution, including the role private sector partnerships and investments are playing to address the growing threat to the world's environment and economy. Joining Counselor Milligan will be speakers from Circulate Capital, Procter & Gamble, Dow, and Ocean Conservancy.

May 31, 2019

The observance of Ramadan is a chance to reaffirm universal values; our interfaith Iftar brings together multiple faiths to share this celebration and demonstrates USAID's unwavering commitment to religious freedom and pluralism.  We gather for this Iftar because we share the universal values that Muslims reaffirm through their observance of Ramadan, and to demonstrate our support for the free, safe, and open practice of all faiths. Religious liberty and freedom is an inviolable principle of our country, and has been since America's very founding.  Growing intolerance and hostility towards religious minorities is increasingly threatening these long-cherished values.  While freedom of worship is not universally protected around the world, we can be proud of how it remains a core element of what it means to be an American.  At USAID, we are uniquely positioned to make a difference.

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