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  • President Obama Engages With Southeast Asian Youth

    President Obama Engages With Southeast Asian Youth

  • Ambassador Mitchell Participates in Shae Thot 2,000th Village Visit

    Ambassador Mitchell Participates in Shae Thot 2,000th Village Visit

  • Ambassador Mitchell Takes President Obama's YSEALI Town Hall Message on the Road

    Ambassador Mitchell Takes President Obama's YSEALI Town Hall Message on the Road

  • Deputy Chief of Mission Virginia Murray met with local women’s groups to discuss gender based violence (GBV) issues in Burma

    Deputy Chief of Mission Virginia Murray met with local women’s groups to discuss gender based violence (GBV) issues in Burma

  • Targeted Outreach Project (TOP) 10th Anniversary

    Targeted Outreach Project (TOP) 10th Anniversary

  • Ambassador Mitchell and White House Chef Sam Kass with Local Chefs and YSEALI Youth

    Ambassador Mitchell and White House Chef Sam Kass with Local Chefs and YSEALI Youth

  • USAID’s new partnership with the University of Arizona, Yangon and Pathein Universities and the Myanmar Fisheries Association

    USAID’s new partnership with the University of Arizona, Yangon and Pathein Universities and the Myanmar Fisheries Association

  • Second Myanmar-U.S. Human Rights Dialogue

    Second Myanmar-U.S. Human Rights Dialogue

Embassy Highlights

  • U.S. Soy Foods Seminar Highlights Healthy Foods

    Myanmar food industry representatives will gather on January 28 to gain insight into how they can offer a variety of nutritious foods made with soy and soy ingredients. The American Soybean Association’s (ASA) World Initiative for Soy in Human Health (WISHH) program organized the seminar with support from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and North Dakota Soybean Council. For further information, please see attached Press Release. 

  • Joint Statement on Second Myanmar-U.S. Human Rights Dialogue

    Myanmar and the United States held the second Myanmar-U.S. Human Rights Dialogue in Nay Pyi Taw January 14-15 to discuss and exchange best practices in the field of human rights of both parties, and also on ongoing efforts to further promote and protect human rights in Myanmar. Please see the joint statement on more information. 

  • USAID and the University of Arizona’s partnership with local universities and the Myanmar Fisheries Association to boost fish production
    USAID and the University of Arizona’s partnership with local universities and the Myanmar Fisheries Association to boost fish production

    The first batch of fingerling sea bass, a high market value fish usually raised only on the coast, is released into a pond on a fish farm in Okhan Township, Yangon. This demonstration harvest is part of USAID’s new partnership with the University of Arizona, Yangon and Pathein Universities, and the Myanmar Fisheries Association to support the modernization of this country’s aquaculture and seafood sector. The aquaculture and fishery sector is the country’s fifth most valuable export commodity, second most important source of food in the diet, and source of employment to an estimated 2.5 million working people. Data, including feed cost and market returns, will be shared with other local fish farmers.  

  • Press Release: US-Myanmar ICT Council

    Leading U.S. technology companies – Cisco, Google, HP, Microsoft and Qualcomm Incorporated -- initiated a U.S.-Myanmar Information Communications Technology (ICT) Council in collaboration with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).  

  • Ambassador Mitchell Attends an International Human Rights Day Event
    Ambassador Mitchell Attends an International Human Rights Day Event

    Ambassador Mitchell went to People’s Park on Saturday to deliver remarks at the opening ceremony of the 66th International Human Rights Day event organized by Equality Myanmar. The Ambassador reiterated his pledge to work directly with the people of Burma, to advance human rights, empower civil society, and be a partner in Burma’s reforms.  

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Exchange Programs and Grant Opportunities

  • 2015 Global Undergraduate Exchange Program (Global UGRAD program)
    The U.S. Embassy Yangon is pleased to announce the Global Undergraduate Exchange (Global UGRAD ) Program. The goal of the program is to provide a diverse group of eligible students from under-represented groups with a substantive exchange experience at a U.S. college or university.

    Application Deadline is February 18, 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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