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  • New American Center Groundbreaking Ceremony

    New American Center Groundbreaking Ceremony

  • 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

  • Ambassador Catherine Russell Travels to Burma

    Ambassador Catherine Russell Travels to Burma

  • Visit of Deputy U.S. Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken

    Visit of Deputy U.S. Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken

  • Ambassador and Min Mitchell Host a Reception to Celebrate the 239th Birthday of the United States of America

    Ambassador and Min Mitchell Host a Reception to Celebrate the 239th Birthday of the United States of America

Embassy Highlights

  • Presidential Proclamation -- LGBT Pride Month, 2015

    From the moment our Nation first came together to declare the fundamental truth that all men are created equal, courageous and dedicated patriots have fought to refine our founding promise and broaden democracy's reach. Over the course of more than two centuries of striving and sacrifice, our country has expanded civil rights and enshrined equal protections into our Constitution. Please read attached presidential proclamation for more information.  (Burmese Translation) »

  • 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 »

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Programs and Grant Opportunities

  • Drug Prevention and Awareness Programming in Burma

    The U.S. State Department’s International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs Bureau is calling for proposals from nonprofit organizations on drug prevention programming and awareness activities in Myanmar! Rally your organization and submit your proposals by July 20, 2015 for your chance to earn a grant and make a difference in the community.

    Visit Grants.gov website for more information, and good luck!

  • 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

    Application deadline is August 15, 2015.

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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