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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.

September 4, 2018

The U.S. Agency for International Development is deeply troubled by the flawed convictions of Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo. We join the international community in calling for their immediate, unconditional release. These convictions are an enormous setback for democracy and the rule of law in Burma. We urge the Government of Burma to protect journalists and press freedom, which are the bedrocks of democracy and peace. Actions that restrict the freedom of the press prevent Burma from reaching the full promise of democratic, citizen-responsive governance and equal opportunity and rights for all. The United States will continue to stand with journalists, civil society, and others who work to shine a light in dark places and give a voice to the voiceless.

September 4, 2018
Media Advisory

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Senior Deputy Assistant Administrator for the Bureau of Economic Growth, Education and Environment Michelle Bekkering will lead the U.S. government delegation to the 2018 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Forum on Women and the Economy (WEF). The Forum will take place in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea from September 3-8, 2018. Bekkering concurrently serves as the Agency's Senior Coordinator for Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment.

August 31, 2018
Media Advisory

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Counselor Thomas H. Staal will travel to Berlin, Germany September 1-3 to participate in the High Level Conference on the Lake Chad Region to discuss humanitarian response, crisis prevention, stabilization, and sustainable development.

August 23, 2018

Today, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) announced the extension of two research partnerships with Kansas State University that are helping to combat global hunger.

August 22, 2018
Media Advisory

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green will travel to New York City and Salt Lake City, Utah on August 23-24 to meet with United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres, U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley, and Permanent Representatives of Pacific Small Island Developing States.

August 22, 2018
Readout

USAID Administrator Mark Green met with the Ecuadorian Ambassador to the United States Francisco Carrión on Tuesday in Washington. They discussed opportunities to deepen cooperation between USAID and Ecuador, especially in terms of preparing for, and responding to disasters.

August 20, 2018

This morning, on behalf of USAID, I hope to convey two important messages to all of you.  The first is, as Dan was alluding to, relates to the rapidly-evolving nature of humanitarian relief and assistance. 

The second, as we mark this day, is simply our deep, deep admiration and gratitude for the many heroes of our humanitarian work.  They, and many of you, are truly extraordinary and heroic.

August 17, 2018
Media Advisory

United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green will deliver the keynote address at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) Celebrating World Humanitarian Day event.

August 17, 2018

This Sunday, August 19, marks World Humanitarian Day, a time to recognize aid workers who sacrifice their lives to help people affected by global crises. Since the deaths of 22 staff members from the United Nations and other relief agencies in a Baghdad bombing 15 years ago, each year on this day we honor the brave women and men who risk everything to help people in need. In disaster and conflict zones around the world, attacks on aid workers and civilians are making it more dangerous for humanitarians to deliver assistance. Last year, 313 aid workers were killed, injured, or kidnapped.

August 9, 2018
Readout

Today, U.S. Agency for International Development Administrator Mark Green met with Nepal Finance Minister Dr. Yuba Raj Khatiwada during which Administrator Green reaffirmed USAID's commitment to its strong partnership with Nepal.

August 8, 2018

As Eric mentioned, one year ago this week, President Trump gave me the honor of joining the great team at USAID.  It seems only fitting that I mark that milestone here. I've made more trips to Latin America during that time than any other region in the world.

August 8, 2018
Fact Sheet

Today, the U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Nikki Haley announced nearly $9 million in additional humanitarian assistance to support Colombia's efforts to respond to an influx of people who have fled chaos and repression in Venezuela.

August 7, 2018
Media Advisory

On August 8, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green will give the keynote address at a Council of the Americas event at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington, D.C. The Administrator will discuss his recent trip to Colombia, and USAID's efforts in the Latin American region to promote democratic values and a "Hemisphere of Freedom." The event will include a moderated question and answer session with the audience.

August 2, 2018

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has committed up to $24 million to establish a Research Technical Assistance Center (RTAC) at the University of Chicago's independent research organization, NORC. With today's announcement, USAID is awarding an initial $2.5 million to launch the RTAC, with plans to increase support up to $24 million - subject to the availability of funds -- during the life of the program. The RTAC is a new award under the portfolio of USAID's Higher Education Solutions Network program, and will run from 2018 until 2022.

July 30, 2018
Media Advisory

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Assistant Administrator for Europe and Eurasia Brock Bierman will travel to Los Angeles, California for the National Conference of State Legislatures 2018 Summit on July 31. He will deliver the keynote address at the International Delegates Program.

July 30, 2018

Now, ever since I joined USAID, we've tried to reorient our development work around two very simple principles. First, the purpose of our foreign assistance must be ending its need to exist, not because America wants to withdraw from the world, and certainly not because we wish to help -- we don't wish to help our friends. Instead, we say this because we believe in our friends. We believe in the inherent desire of every individual, every community, and every country to lead their own bright future.

July 27, 2018
Media Advisory

On July 30, USAID Administrator Mark Green will give remarks at 10:15 a.m. at the Indo-Pacific Business Forum, hosted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The Administrator will highlight USAID's efforts in support of the President's Indo-Pacific Strategy.

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