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March 8, 2018

Today, on International Women's Day, we celebrate achievements on the journey to gender equality and women's empowerment around the world. No country can succeed if it excludes the talents and voices of half its population. At USAID, we believe gender equality and women's empowerment are not just a part of development, but are the core of development. We are committed to breaking down the barriers that keep women from reaching their full potential.

March 8, 2018

Today, USAID Administrator Mark Green and Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump launched USAID's latest initiative to empower women around the world, the WomenConnect Challenge.  The Challenge will identify and support solutions to increase the access to, and the use of, digital technology, by women and girls to drive positive health, education, and livelihood outcomes for themselves and their families.

March 8, 2018
Readout

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green met yesterday with the United Nations (UN) Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, Mark Lowcock, who serves as UN Emergency Relief Coordinator and head of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). Administrator Green expressed the U.S. Government's support for OCHA's ongoing reform process, and the importance of pursuing strong initiatives to prevent sexual exploitation and abuse in the humanitarian sector.

March 1, 2018
Remarks

This morning we're all talking about expanding access to affordable, reliable energy in Africa. Perhaps no continent and no sector is better positioned to leverage the combination of technological innovation and enterprise-driven development and what it can do to lift lives and build communities. And I'm confident that Power Africa is where these forces come together.

February 28, 2018

United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green will deliver the keynote address at the 4th Annual Powering Africa Summit in Washington, D.C. on March 1.

February 28, 2018

I congratulate Wade Warren on his outstanding 27 years of service to USAID. Wade's professionalism and insight have left an indelible mark on this Agency. I am particularly grateful to Wade for his leadership as Acting Administrator during the transition, and for his guidance, as Acting Deputy Administrator, during my first months on the job.

February 27, 2018

Today, we mark the third anniversary of the murder of Boris Nemtsov, who was one of Russia's most ardent and articulate supporters of democracy and transparency. With his death, Russia lost a courageous and charismatic champion in its ongoing struggle for freedom.

February 20, 2018
READOUT

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green met yesterday in London with the UK Secretary of State for International Development, the Right Honourable Penny Mordaunt, M.P., for the United States-UK Strategic Dialogue on Development.

February 19, 2018
Overseas Development Institute London, UK

Ladies and gentlemen, welcome and good afternoon. We have a very exciting event for you here today. Creating Hope in Conflict -- A Humanitarian Grand Challenge. My name is Alex Thier and I am the executive director here at ODI. And it is my delight to welcome several special guests, some old friends, and some new ones. We’re particularly honored to be joined today by Ambassador Mark Green, the Administrator for the U.S. Agency for International Development, and Penny Mordaunt, the Secretary of State for International Development of the United Kingdom.

February 19, 2018

Today, the Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Ambassador Mark Green, and the Secretary of State for the Department for International Development (DFID) of the United Kingdom, The Right Honourable Penny Mordaunt, launched the first-ever Humanitarian Grand Challenge at the Overseas Development Institute in London.

February 18, 2018
READOUT

United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green participated in the Munich Security Conference (MSC) February 16-18.

February 15, 2018

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green and USAID express heartfelt condolences on the death of Morgan Richard Tsvangirai.

February 14, 2018
Media Advisory

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Assistant Administrator for Europe and Eurasia Brock Bierman will travel to Kosovo, Macedonia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia February 14 - March 8. This will be Assistant Administrator Bierman's first visit to the region since joining USAID earlier this year.

February 12, 2018
MEDIA ADVISORY

 
United States Agency for International Development Administrator Mark Green will travel to Germany and to the United Kingdom February 14-20.

In Germany, he will participate in the annual Africa Strategic Integration Conference (ASIC) in Garmisch, and also meet with USAID Mission Directors from the Middle East and Africa. He will then travel to Munich to attend the 2018 Munich Security Conference.

February 12, 2018

Today the President released his Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Budget request of $39.3 billion for the State Department and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). This Budget supports the President's commitment to serve the needs of American citizens, ensure their safety, promote their prosperity, preserve their rights, and defend their values, as outlined in the President's National Security Strategy.

February 12, 2018

The President’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Budget for USAID supports the President’s commitment to serve the needs of American citizens, ensure their safety, promote their prosperity, preserve their rights, and defend their values, as outlined in the President’s National Security Strategy. It advances U.S. foreign policy goals through targeted investments that protect U.S. national security, and furthers American interests at home and abroad.

February 12, 2018
ON-THE-RECORD-BRIEFING

Today’s request for USAID is oriented towards our goal of supporting partners in their journey to become more self-reliant, to build their capacity for leading their own development and growth. By reducing the reach of conflict, preventing the spread of pandemic disease, and counteracting the drivers of violence, instability, transnational crime and other security threats, the priorities laid out in this request will help us in that mission. It’s designed to promote American prosperity through investments that expand markets for American goods, create a level playing field for American businesses, support more stable, resilient, and democratic societies, and address crises. The request reaffirms that we will always stand with people when disaster strikes or crisis emerges, because that’s who we are as Americans. We will remain the world leader in humanitarian assistance, but will also call on others to do their part and work relentlessly to assure that assistance is delivered as effectively and as efficiently as possible.

February 9, 2018

The United States welcomes reports that four U.S.-funded World Food Programme mobile cranes have now begun offloading supplies at Yemen's Hudaydah port. The additional capacity of these cranes will cut in half the average time it takes to unload ships, allowing food, medicine, and other necessities to reach people in need more quickly.

February 9, 2018

United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green met on Wednesday with President Jimmy Morales of Guatemala. Administrator Green congratulated President Morales on Guatemala's efforts to combat crime and violence. The President thanked the United States for its support to improve citizen security in Guatemala, which has contributed to an overall reduction in the national homicide rate.

February 2, 2018

This week marks the 15th anniversary of the announcement by President George W. Bush of the creation of the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) during the 2003 State of the Union address.

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