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Понедельник, 3 Октябрь, 2022

ADMINISTRATOR POWER: Good morning, everyone. Thank you, Paloma, for kicking us off.

We are here to swear-in Michael Schiffer as Assistant Administrator, the first Senate-confirmed Assistant Administrator for Asia in over six years.  

I’d like to welcome Michael’s partner Stephanie, who like Michael has quite the distinguished resume. For nearly five years, Stephanie served as the Finance and Economics Expert on the North Korea Panel of Experts at the United Nations Security Council. And now, she is a non-resident fellow at the Stimson Center and is the Founder and CEO of her own consulting firm, Activus Coaching & Consulting. 

I’d also like to welcome Michael's former spouse, Wendy Wasserman. Wendy has served in various public service roles and also spent time in the private sector as a communications expert. She is now the Director of Marketing and Communications at a foundational Washington D.C. establishment, Politics and Prose Bookstore. We always wish well of our guests, but it is not everyday that the future of civilization rests on their success, but in Wendy’s case that might well be true.

30-09-2022 15:30

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.

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.

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