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  • Under Secretary Stengel Discusses Free Press with Journalists

    Under Secretary Stengel Discusses Free Press with Journalists

  • U.S. Department of Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker Discusses Economic Engagement with Civil Society Leaders

    U.S. Department of Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker Discusses Economic Engagement with Civil Society Leaders

  • Assistant Secretary Daniel Russel Discusses Education, Diversity, and Environmental Issues with Burmese Youth

    Assistant Secretary Daniel Russel Discusses Education, Diversity, and Environmental Issues with Burmese Youth

  • U.S. Embassy Celebrates Independence Day

    U.S. Embassy Celebrates Independence Day

  • U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Participates in ASEAN-U.S. Ministerial Meeting

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Participates in ASEAN-U.S. Ministerial Meeting

Embassy Highlights

  • U.S. Companies in Burma: Corporate Social Responsibility

    U.S. companies are not only seeking investment opportunities in Burma but actively engaging local communities to support broad-based development. They are investing millions of dollars in microfinance for rural citizens, developing women entrepreneurs, training engineers and managers, offering apprenticeship opportunities to youth, and providing tens of millions of gallons of clean water to those without access to potable water. Established in October 2013, the American Chamber of Commerce Myanmar Chapter’s Universal Business Principles include: compliance with national laws; respect for the individual and dignity of workers; provision of training and education for employees; adherence to environmentally responsible practices; and the promotion of high standards of professionalism and business ethics. Please see attached factsheet for more information. 

  • Ambassador Mitchell's visit to Kachin State

    Ambassador Derek Mitchell visited Myitkyina, Kachin State October 25-27. This was Ambassador Mitchell’s third visit to Kachin State as Ambassador; his first visit was in December 2012 and his second visit was in October 2013. During his three day visit, Ambassador Mitchell met with more than 150 members of Kachin society, including religious leaders, local humanitarian workers, cultural historians, students, NGO leaders, political party representatives, peace process actors, and government officials, including Chief Minister Lajon Ngan Seng, to increase his understanding about the current political, military, and humanitarian situation in the state. Ambassador Mitchell was joined by his wife Min; this was Mrs. Mitchell’s first visit to Kachin State. For more details, please see the attached press release.  

  • The U.S. Embassy and The Asia Foundation Hosts a Book Donation Ceremony
    The U.S. Embassy and The Asia Foundation Hosts a Book Donation Ceremony

    The U.S. Embassy and The Asia Foundation were proud to host a book donation ceremony on September 10, 2014 at the American Center in Yangon. This event marked the eleventh Asia Foundation shipment and totaled 16,311 books, in 402 different titles. For more information, please read the attached press release. 

  • U.S. Business and Government Unite to Support Small Business in Myanmar

    On August 26, more than 200 entrepreneurs gathered in Yangon for an event organized by U.S. multinationals and the U.S. government to discuss how small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) can operate their businesses within the global supply chain. The event was part of the US-ASEAN Business Alliance for Competitive SMEs, a collaboration between the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the US-ASEAN Business Council that provides training and support to SMEs throughout the ASEAN region. 

  • U.S. Assistance to Burma

    U.S. assistance to Burma has increased steadily since 2011, reflecting the U.S. Government’s support for Burma’s political and economic transition. In addition to the reopening of the USAID Mission in Burma in 2012, many other U.S. agencies are providing assistance, including the U.S. Department of State, U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. Census Bureau, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Department of the Treasury, and U.S. Trade and Development Agency. Please read the attached fact sheet for more information. 

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Exchange Programs and Grant Opportunities

  • YSEALI Academic Fellows: Institute on Environmental Issues
    The U.S. Embassy Yangon is pleased to announce the opportunity to compete for the 2015 YSEALI Academic Fellows Institute on Environmental Issues.


    APPLICATION DEADLINE IS DECEMBER 31, 2014.
  • YSEALI Professional Fellows Program on 2015 Economic Empowerment Program
    The U.S. Embassy Yangon is pleased to announce the opportunity to compete for the 2015 Economic Empowerment Program.

    APPLICATION DEADLINE IS DECEMBER 1, 2014.  
  • YSEALI Professional Fellows Programs

    The U.S. Embassy Yangon is pleased to announce the opportunity to compete for the 2015 YSEALI Professional Fellows Programs on Legislative Process and Governance, Legislative Process and Governance: American Council of Young Political Leaders (ACYPL) and NGO Development.

    APPLICATION DEADLINE IS DECEMBER 1, 2014. 

     

  • Southeast Asia Youth Leadership Program (SEAYLP) 2015
    The SEAYLP program is a three-week exchange program in the United States focused on leadership and youth development. The exchange will take place in April 2015 and participants will implement follow-on projects in their home communities after the program. The program welcomes applications from both student participants and adult chaperones.

    APPLICATION DEADLINE IS DECEMBER 5, 2014. 
  • E-TEACHER SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM FOR SPRING & SUMMER 2015
    The E-teacher Scholarship Program is a distance education (online-learning) program designed to improve the quality of English language teaching throughout the world. Participants are English teaching professionals who receive instruction in the most recent English language teaching methods and techniques, while also being introduced to American educational values. Participants use innovative distant learning technology to interact with U.S. experts. 

    APPLICATION DEADLINE is December 31, 2014. 

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.

Spotlight

  • Model UN
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2015 FULBRIGHT U.S. – ASEAN VISITING SCHOLAR PROGRAM

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Trafficking in Persons Report

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  • Strategic Moves: Using Smart Sanctions in the 21st Century
    Strategic Moves: Using Smart Sanctions in the 21st Century

    August 2014 - The U.S. uses sanctions to alter the behavior of bad actors and tries to minimize any harm to general populations. Learn how sanctions work. Plus international entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley, winning female coaches and what it means to be cool. Available in: HTML | PDF (16 MB)