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  • 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

  • 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

Embassy Highlights

  • 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.  

  • Human Rights Day 2014 [Press Statement by Secretary of State John Kerry]

    On this Human Rights Day, there are still too many people who struggle for freedom and too many who are punished in pursuit of that dream. Today we note the remarkable peaceful efforts of individuals like Liu Xiaobo of China, Ahmed Maher of Egypt, Eskinder Nega of Ethiopia, Azimjon Askarov of the Kyrgyz Republic, and other political prisoners on every continent; we call for their release, and we ask that in the meantime they are at least treated in full accordance with global norms. For more information please read the attached press release. 

  • Deputy Chief of Mission Virginia Murray Discusses Gender Based Violence Issues with Local Women’s Groups
    Deputy Chief of Mission Virginia Murray Discusses Gender Based Violence Issues with Local Women’s Groups

    On December 2, U.S. Embassy Deputy Chief of Mission Virginia Murray met with representatives from Gender Equality Network, Women’s Organization Network, Akaya Women, UNFPA, and Triangle Women’s Support Group to discuss gender based violence (GBV) issues in Burma. DCM Murray discussed with participants the need for strong laws and policies to protect women’s rights, information and public awareness about gender based violence, and legal and support services for victims of gender based violence in Burma. Gender based violence undermines not only the safety, dignity, and human rights of the millions of individuals who experience it, but also the public health, economic stability, and security of nations. Preventing and responding to gender-based violence is a cornerstone of the U.S. Government’s commitment to advance gender equality and women's empowerment in Burma and globally.  

  • 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.  

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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.
  • 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. 
  • 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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