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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

  • 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. 

  • U.S. Companies in Burma: Doing Business Responsibly

    The U.S. Government supports efforts to set a high standard for responsible business conduct in Burma and believes that this will have long-lasting positive impacts for both U.S. business and the Burmese people. Through the U.S. Responsible Investment Reporting Requirements, U.S. companies making significant investments in Burma must be fully transparent about payments made to the government and about how they respect human rights in their business operations. U.S. Companies have committed a total of approximately $612 million in foreign investment in Burma since July 2012. Please see attached for more information. 

  • U.S. Ambassador Derek Mitchell’s Statement on the 26th Anniversary of 8888

    Please see the attached for U.S. Ambassador Derek Mitchell’s Statement on the 26th Anniversary of 8888. 

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Exchange Programs and Grant Opportunities

  • 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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  • 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)