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ADMINISTRATOR POWER: Thank you so much, Anne for that introduction, and for your leadership at USDA. Good afternoon, everybody.

I really want to thank Secretary Vilsack for being part of this conversation today, and for both his and USDA’s commitment to helping America’s farmers benefit from the tremendous work ethic and experience of guest workers, and his and their commitment to the fair recruitment and treatment of those workers.

That is a commitment shared by Joe Martinez of Cierto Global, who I had the privilege of meeting at the Summit of the Americas in June. I want to thank him and the other recruiters who are joining us today both for the critical linkages they are making between workers in Central America and the United States, and for being with us here this afternoon.

And of course, I want to thank all the agricultural employers who are here today for working together with us on, what as Anne said, is a critical priority – expanding the pool of H-2 farmworkers from Central America, specifically from El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras.

29-09-2022 14:00

My biggest thanks of all belong to the entire Peer Review team, led by France and Norway, for the significant undertaking they’ve shouldered in studying the U.S. development cooperation programs and policies. I often think to myself that I wish I had had three months to dig into and study and assess those policies before coming into this role, but I'm very glad somebody took on that task. Over 60 years ago, the United States joined other OECD members to found the Development Assistance Committee, knowing that we would need to bind our efforts together, and learn from one another, benefit from one another's expertise, if we were ever going to help the world recover from the Second World War.  

29-09-2022 09:00

Thank you so much. Thanks to Her Excellency Bintang Puspayoga for that introduction, and just now for giving me the floor. I’m grateful for your leadership as the Co-Chair for today’s ASEAN-U.S. Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment Ministerial Dialogue – and I know this is the first in history, but hopefully surely not the last.

29-09-2022 05:00

I am delighted to join all of you today to help certify the 155 youth who completed the “Work Ready Now & Be Your Own Boss” training program.  All of us at USAID, along with our entire U.S. Embassy community, are proud of each of you who is receiving a certificate today.  

23-09-2022 18:30

Earlier this year, you said we may look back at 2022 as the year that broke the humanitarian system as we know it. I'd love to spend a whole day hearing all about it, but I’d like you to look through the lens of the food crisis and tell us where we are in this food security crisis. How serious is it and what is USAID doing.

23-09-2022 17:00

We started this event with the Minister from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, who painted a vision of what we can achieve together in partnership. The DRC is cultivating only 9 percent of their land, but has natural rainfall and the potential to become a breadbasket.

23-09-2022 16:00

Today, I am pleased to announce that the United States is providing more than $170 million in additional humanitarian assistance for the Burma and Bangladesh humanitarian crisis. The United States has provided nearly $1.9 billion in humanitarian assistance since 2017 to help those affected by the Rohingya refugee crisis in Burma, Bangladesh, and elsewhere in the region. Of this new funding, nearly $138 million is for programs in Bangladesh.

23-09-2022 03:30

Minister Azhar Giniyat, Dr. Hans Kluge, Dr. Dumitru Laticevschi, Ms Zarina Kamasova, Dr. Malik Adenov, distinguished dignitaries and speakers, guests, and participants -- Good morning!

22-09-2022 11:30

Good afternoon, everyone. Welcome to the New York Foreign Press Center’s briefing on combatting food insecurity. I’m honored to welcome USAID Deputy Administrator for Policy and Programming Isobel Coleman and Special Envoy for Global Food Security Dr. Cary Fowler.

21-09-2022 18:15

Thank you so much, everybody who has gathered here today. Thank you, Cathy, for your leadership. It's been incredible to partner with you on this very compressed fundraising drive brought about by a very grave emergency out in the world.

21-09-2022 15:30

Needless to say, we are facing a global crisis of really unprecedented proportions. The recent IPCC report called the climate crisis a “code red for humanity.” And you need look no further than the devastating floods in Pakistan which have left nearly one-third of the country underwater, or to the Horn of Africa, where 20 million people are now facing starvation, to know that we are not adapting swiftly enough and we are not reducing our carbon emissions swiftly enough to tackle the scope and scale of this crisis. 

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