U.S. Agency for International Development
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID)<https://www.usaid.gov/pacific-islands> is the lead U.S. government agency that works to end global poverty and promote resilient, democratic societies. USAID assistance to Pacific Island countries focuses on helping communities to better manage the negative effects of extreme variations in climate across the region and HIV/AIDS prevention, control and treatment in Papua New Guinea. USAID works with Pacific Island governments, bilateral and multilateral donors and the private sector to ensure that USAID programs have the greatest possible impact.
USAID assistance in the Pacific Island region covers 12 nations that are U.S. allies in a strategically important region: Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu. USAID helps the Pacific Island countries reduce vulnerability to natural disasters and environmental degradation; supports disaster risk reduction and recovery; and assist the government and civil society in Papua New Guinea to expand HIV prevention, care and treatment.
A member of the Ambassador’s country team, the Department of Interior’s Program Specialist administers U.S. Federal Grants, specifically Compact grant funding. The Program Specialist works with the Department of the Interior’s Office of Insular Affairs Honolulu Field Office.
The Public Affairs Section handles all aspects of press and cultural services for the U.S. Embassy in Majuro. The Public Affairs Section works to strengthen and develop U.S.- Marshall Islands relations by explaining U.S. foreign policy while presenting American society in all its complexity, so the people of the Marshall Islands can gain a better understanding of the United States.
The Management Office is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Embassy. It administers the policies, regulations, and procedures governing the program for all U.S. employees, local employees, including eligible family members of U.S. Government personnel assigned to the Mission.
The Management Office has oversight for the following areas:
- General Services Office
- Information Program Office
- Post Security Office
Political and Economic Office
The Political and Economic Office closely follows political and economic developments in the Marshall Islands. This section also shares information on U.S. policy and issues of mutual interest and serves as an important liaison between the U.S. and leaders in the Marshall Islands through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Each year the Political and Economic Office contributes and produces major country reports such as the Country Backgroud Notes and Human Rights Report.
The Military Liaison assistant operates under the umbrella of the Political office.