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  • Ambassador Mitchell and Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Marciel Visit to Shan State

    Ambassador Mitchell and Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Marciel Visit to Shan State

  • An Evening of Jazz: The Ari Roland Band at the National Theatre

    An Evening of Jazz: The Ari Roland Band at the National Theatre

  • New American Center Groundbreaking Ceremony

    New American Center Groundbreaking Ceremony

  • Deputy Chief of Mission Virginia Murray Hosts a Lunch with Prominent Women, Business and CSO Leaders

    Deputy Chief of Mission Virginia Murray Hosts a Lunch with Prominent Women, Business and CSO Leaders

  • U.S. Congressional Delegation Meets with Civil Society Leaders

    U.S. Congressional Delegation Meets with Civil Society Leaders

  • Embassy Thingyan Greeting

    Embassy Thingyan Greeting

  • Town Elders Warmly Greeted Ambassador Mitchell’s Arrival on April 21 Outside Hakha

    Town Elders Warmly Greeted Ambassador Mitchell’s Arrival on April 21 Outside Hakha

  • Deputy Chief of Mission Virginia Murray Welcome Back Participants of Burma Youth Leadership Program and Southeast Asia Youth Leadership Program

    Deputy Chief of Mission Virginia Murray Welcome Back Participants of Burma Youth Leadership Program and Southeast Asia Youth Leadership Program

  • Award Ceremony for Recipients of 11 new U.S.-funded Small Grants

    Award Ceremony for Recipients of 11 new U.S.-funded Small Grants

Embassy Highlights

  • Visit of Deputy U.S. Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken May 21-22
    Visit of Deputy U.S. Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken May 21-22

    During his May 21-22 visit to Naypyitaw and Yangon, U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken emphasized the importance of continued political, economic, and social reforms to ensure sustained democratic change in Myanmar in his meetings with government, ethnic and civil society group leaders, political party representatives, and youth leaders. For more information, please see attached press release. 

  • Myanmar Labor Initiative Holds First Stakeholder Forum in Yangon

    On May 19, the Initiative to Promote Fundamental Labor Rights and Practices in Myanmar (the Initiative) concluded its first Stakeholder Forum in Yangon. Over 200 participants, representing labor, business, and civil society interests, as well as governments and international organizations, took part in two days of lively and constructive discussions on labor law reform, labor disputes, child labor, the minimum wage, capacity building, and other critical issues tied to Myanmar’s labor sector. United States Ambassador Derek Mitchell and the U.S. Department of State's Special Representative for International Labor Affairs Sarah Fox both participated in the forum, along with representatives from the U.S. Department of Labor and the Office of the United States Trade Representative. For further information, please see attached press release. 

  • U.S. Embassy marks one-year anniversary of U Win Tin passing

    April 21 marked the one-year anniversary of the death of U Win Tin. As Ambassador Mitchell said last year, “As newspaper editor, author, poet, and for nearly two decades, political prisoner, U Win Tin was a man of rare integrity and courage, a man who dedicated his life to democratic principles, particularly the principle of press freedom, even under enormous hardship.” Please read attached press release for more information. 

  • U.S. Assistance for Elections and Political Process

    The United States welcomes the Myanmar government’s commitment to hold a general election in late 2015. The 2015 election will be an important milestone in Myanmar’s transition to democracy and an opportunity to reaffirm to the world its commitment to political reform. U.S. assistance supports the country’s efforts to prepare for this historic event. Please read attached fact sheet for more information.  Burmese Translation »

  • AMCHAM Myanmar Chapter and Embassy of the United States Rangoon Host Scholarship Ceremony for University of Yangon Students

    On March 3, at the Embassy of the United States, the American Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM) Myanmar Chapter gave scholarships to 30 deserving University of Yangon students at the first annual AMCHAM Myanmar Chapter Scholarship Award Presentation. Please see attached press release for more information. 

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Programs and Grant Opportunities

  • 2016 Fulbright Foreign Student Scholarship
    The U.S. Embassy Rangoon is pleased to announce the opportunity to compete for the Fulbright Foreign Student Scholarship Program for the academic year 2016-2017.

    Please read the complete announcement here.

    The deadline for applications is July 13, 2015!  
  • 2016 Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship
    The U.S. Embassy Rangoon is pleased to announce the annual competition for the 2016-2017 Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program. 

    Please read the complete announcement here.

    The deadline for applications is July 13, 2015!
  • 2015 Alumni Project Competition
    U.S. Embassy Rangoon is pleased to invite International Exchange Alumni to submit proposals for the 2015 Alumni Project Competition. This competition is designed to help you, as alumni of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) exchange programs, to build on concepts you explored during your exchange through small grants. In fiscal year 2015, a total of $15,000 will be available for funding. The budget for each proposal must not exceed $7,500.

    Please go here and read the complete announcement for more details.

    Application deadline is May 30, 2015. 
  • U.S. Embassy Grants Announcement

     

    This announcement is to inform interested civil society organizations about funding opportunities of grants up to $20,000. The U.S. Embassy seeks proposals from qualified organizations for sustainable projects that identify and respond to the needs of their communities, including enhancing opportunities for:

    1) Advance democracy and civic engagement,
    2) Promote rule of law and human rights,
    3) Strengthen civil society capacity for advocacy and networking, and
    4) Promote conflict resolution and peace building.

    This initiative will channel through the US Embassy Small Grants Program.

    Please follow the link to download:
    Application and budget narrative formats to Small Grants Program

Emergency Contact

  • Emergency Contact If you are a U.S. citizen in need of urgent after-hours assistance, the After-Hours Duty Officer Telephone number is (95)-(9)-512-4330.  The 24 Hour Embassy Telephone number is (95)-(1)-500-547.  If calling the 24 Hour Embassy Telephone, explain that you want to speak to the Duty Officer or a Consular Officer.  These numbers are not to be used for visa inquiries.

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