Call for Applications: The Summer 2019 Study of the U.S. Institutes for Scholars and Secondary School Educators

November 16, 2018 Public Affairs Section U.S. Embassy Mongolia Call for Applications The Summer 2019 Study of the U.S Institutes for Scholars and Secondary School Educators The Embassy of the United States is pleased to announce the summer 2019 Study of the U.S Institutes (SUSI) for Scholars and Secondary School Educators programs.  SUSIs are intensive ...
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Remarks by Chargé d’affaires a.i. Manuel P. Micaller at the AmCham Annual General Meeting Regarding the Indo-Pacific Strategy and Mongolia

Shangri-La Hotel, Paris-Beijing Room November 16, 9:00 a.m. Good morning, American business community.  I’d like to take this opportunity to recognize and thank Steve Potter for his service to Amcham, U.S. businesses, and overall contributions to our commercial diplomacy initiatives.  Thank you Steve. I’d also like to welcome Oybek as the new Chair – and, ...
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Call for Applications: The 2019-2020 Global Undergraduate Exchange Program

November 7, 2018 Public Affairs Section U.S. Embassy Mongolia Call for Applications: PAS-Ulaanbaatar-002/FY2019 The 2019-2020 Global Undergraduate Exchange Program U.S. Embassy Ulaanbaatar is pleased to announce the 2019-2020 Global Undergraduate Exchange (Global UGRAD) Program.  The Global UGRAD is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, and is a fully-funded ...
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Call for Applications: The 2019 Study of the U.S Institutes for Student Leaders Program on Women’s Leadership

October 26, 2018 Public Affairs Section U.S. Embassy Mongolia Call for Applications: PAS-Ulaanbaatar-001/FY2019 The 2019 Study of the U.S Institutes for Women Student Leaders U.S. Embassy Ulaanbaatar is pleased to announce the summer 2019 Study of the U.S. Institute for Student Leaders Program on Women’s Leadership.  Study of the U.S. Institutes (SUSI) on Women’s Leadership are ...
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USAID Development Innovation Ventures Program Accepting New Applications

USAID Development Innovation Ventures Program Accepting New Applications The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is accepting new applications for the Development Innovation Ventures (DIV) program. Anyone, anywhere can apply at any time. DIV is an open innovation program that tests breakthrough solutions to critical global development challenges to improve millions of lives at a ...
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CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation 2019 LARGE Grants Competition

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation 2019 LARGE Grants Competition The U.S. Embassy in Ulaanbaataris pleased to announce a call for ABSTRACTS for the 2019 Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) LARGE Grants Competition. ABSTRACTS for projects in Mongolia must be received by 12:00 (noon) on Monday, November 26, 2018. ABSTRACTS must be submitted in English ...
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CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation 2019 Small Grants Competition

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation 2019 Small Grants Competition The U.S. Embassy in Ulaanbaatar is pleased to announce a call for proposals for the 2019 Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) Small Grants Competition. Proposals for projects in Mongolia must be received by 12:00 (noon) on Monday, November 26, 2018. Proposals must be submitted in ...
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Time of Heaven Book Launch

Ambassador Pamela Slutz (Mongolia, 2003-2006) and President Punsalmaagiin Ochirbat (retired) jointly launched the English language version of “The Time of Heaven,” President Ochirbat’s official memoir, on October 4 at the U.S.-Embassy funded American Corner in Ulaanbaatar. The American Corner is hosted by the Ulaanbaatar City Public Library. Published by the Mongolia Society, and with translations ...
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PRESOLICITATION NOTICE

THIS IS A PRESOLICITATION NOTICE ONLY FOR DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION (DB) SERVICES, MONGOLIA. OFFERS OR PROPOSALS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED FOR THIS NOTICE. This solicitation will be for Design and construction companies. Any resulting contract will be firm-fixed priced. The US Embassy in Ulaanbaatar hereby invites interested and legally eligible engineering, design and construction companies ...
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MONGOLIA INVESTMENT CLIMATE STATEMENT 2018

Executive Summary Tremendous mineral reserves, agricultural endowments, and proximity to Asia’s vast markets make Mongolia an attractive destination for medium- to long-term foreign direct investment (FDI).  Beyond mining, which attracts the majority of FDI, agriculture, livestock, and renewable energy sectors provide opportunities for economic diversification and markets for U.S. goods and services.  2017 spikes in ...
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U.S.-Mongolia Virtual Girls’ Soccer Exchange: Avalanche!

U.S.-Mongolia Virtual Girls’ Soccer Exchange: Avalanche! Beginning earlier this year, the Avalanche FC girls’ soccer team of the Arlington, Virginia Soccer Association (under-19/U-19 age group) established a virtual exchange of best practices, insights, and tips on soccer with the members of the Mongolian national girls’ (U-17) and (U-14) soccer teams of the Mongolian Football Federation. ...
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Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. Manuel P. Micaller at the AmCham Rollout of the 2018 Mongolia Investment Climate Statement

CDA Micaller: Good morning Chairman Potter, members of the American Chamber of Commerce in Mongolia, and guests.  My team and I are continuing the tradition of the AmCham rollout of our Mongolia Investment Climate Statement inaugurated by Ambassador Galt in 2017.   I want to thank you and Amcham for hosting, and for the guests who ...
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Establishing a “Habit of Environmental Security Dialogue”

Prepared by Justin Pummell, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia (21 September 2018) – For eight years, the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command (USINDOPACOM) has held the Pacific Environmental Security Forum (PESF), a capstone event designed to increase environmental stewardship obligations within militaries and increase environmental security cooperation.  This year, the event was held in Northeast ...
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U.S., Mongolia Celebrate Signing of $350 Million MCC Compact to Address Impending Water Crisis

Secretary of State Michael Pompeo and Mongolian Prime Minister Ukhnaa Khurelsukh sign a Joint Declaration recognizing the new $350 million MCC Mongolia Water Compact on September 20, 2018. WASHINGTON, D.C., September 20, 2018 – Secretary of State and Chairman of the Board of the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Michael R. Pompeo and Mongolian Prime Minister ...
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A Roadmap for Expanded Economic Partnership Between the United States of America and Mongolia

Fact Sheet Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC September 20, 2018 Mongolia and the United States have committed to pursue and implement this roadmap for the benefit of the peoples of Mongolia and the United States in the following ways: Global trade Mongolia and the United States remain committed to implementing their obligations under the ...
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Joint Statement on the Expanded Comprehensive Partnership Between the United States and Mongolia

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC September 20, 2018 The text of the following statement was released by the Governments of the United States of America and Mongolia on the occasion of the official visit of Mongolian Prime Minister Khurelsukh to the United States of America: The United States and Mongolia, recognizing that ...
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Readout of Vice President Mike Pence’s Meeting with Prime Minister Ukhnaa Khurelsukh of Mongolia

Press Statement White House Septermber 19, 2018 Vice President Mike Pence met today with Prime Minister Ukhnaa Khurelsukh of Mongolia to reiterate the strong bilateral relationship between Mongolia and the United States. The two leaders discussed their newly expanded comprehensive partnership and the U.S. Millennium Challenge Corporation’s $350 million compact with Mongolia. The Vice President ...
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International Day of Democracy

Press Statement Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Washington, DC September 15, 2018 On this International Day of Democracy, the United States reaffirms its unwavering belief in democracy as the form of government with the greatest capacity to advance peace, prosperity, and security, and to safeguard the universal human rights, fundamental freedoms, and dignity of every person. ...
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Joint Statement of the Second U.S.-Mongolia Economic Policy Dialogue

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release MEDIA NOTE May 22, 2018 Joint Statement of the Second U.S.-Mongolia Economic Policy Dialogue The text of the following statement was issued by the Governments of the United States and Mongolia following the second meeting of the U.S.-Mongolia Economic Policy Dialogue on May 22, ...
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JOINT STATEMENT MONGOLIA-JAPAN-U.S. TRILATERAL MEETING

Mongolia, Japan, and the United States held a trilateral meeting in Tokyo on April 26, 2018.  The participants reaffirmed the importance of the Japan-Mongolia-U.S. trilateral meeting as an important mechanism for the exchange of views on regional and multilateral cooperation and on mutually beneficial economic development. During the meeting, the United States and Japan detailed ...
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The Annual Human Rights Report Released

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 20, 2018 Press Release: Ambassador Haley on the Release of the Annual Human Rights Report Today, the State Department released its 2017 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices. This annual report evaluates the human rights records of 199 countries and territories. It provides an opportunity to highlight the nature, scope, and severity ...
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Announcement for U.S. Citizens

Effective April 2, 2018, the passport execution fee will increase from $25 to $35.  The $10 execution fee increase applies to U.S. passport applicants using the DS-11 form including: first-time applicants over age 16, children under age 16, and applicants who reapply after reporting their previous passport lost or stolen. Customers applying with the DS-11 form ...
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2018 U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE AND ESPNW GLOBAL SPORTS MENTORING PROGRAM

Call for Applications: PAS-Ulaanbaatar-008/FY2018 The U.S. Department of State and espnW Global Sports Mentoring Program (GSMP) advances the foreign policy goals of empowering women and ensuring a more stable society worldwide. Building on its past six successful years, the flagship partnership with ESPN and espnW continues to pair international emerging leaders with female senior executives ...
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Development of the Millennium Challenge Corporation Investment Continues to Move Forward

Press Release U.S. Embassy Ulaanbaatar March 7, 2018 Development of the Millennium Challenge Corporation Investment Continues to Move Forward ULAANBAATAR, MONGOLIA, March 6, 2018 – A delegation from the U.S. Government’s Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), led by MCC’s Acting Chief Executive Officer Jonathan Nash, visited Mongolia this week to meet with Prime Minister Ukhnaagiin Khurelsukh ...
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Assistant Secretary of Defense Randall Schriver to meet Minister of Defense N. Enkhbold, present Reciprocal Health Care Agreement

For Immediate Release MEDIA NOTE February 26, 2018 Assistant Secretary of Defense for Asian and Pacific Security Affairs Randall Schriver to meet Minister of Defense N. Enkhbold, present Reciprocal Health Care Agreement   Assistant Secretary of Defense for Asian and Pacific Security Affairs Randall Schriver will visit Mongolia February 28-March 2 to meet with Minister of ...
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“Innovative classroom and Interactive teaching” the 1st regional TEFL conference

  Dear ETMs and English teachers in the five Western aimags We are pleased to invite you to “Innovative classroom and Interactive teaching” the 1st regional conference sponsored by the U.S. Embassy in Ulaanbaatar April 13-15, 2018 – Khovd, Mongolia The conference will be held at Laboratory School # 1 in Khovd on April 13-15, ...
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Lunar New Year Greetings by Secretary Tillerson

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release Statement by Secretary Tillerson Mongolian Traditional Celebration Lunar New Year (Tsagaan Sar) February 14, 2018 Please accept my best wishes as you and the people of Mongolia celebrate the traditional Tsagaan Sar festival. The United States is proud to count Mongolia as a close ...
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MEDIA NOTE: Air Quality Workshop

For Immediate Release  MEDIA NOTE January 30, 2018 Air Quality Workshop On Wednesday, January 31, 2018, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., U.S. Embassy Ulaanbaatar will host an Air Quality Workshop at the American Corner, located inside the Ulaanbaatar Central Public Library.  Chargé d’Affaires, a.i., Manuel P. Micaller and National Center for Public Health Director ...
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H-2 Visa Information

H-2 Visa Information Detailed, accurate information about H-2 visas is available at these official websites: https://travel.state.gov/ https://search.uscis.gov/ http://www.ustraveldocs.com/ General Procedures to Apply for an H-2 Visa Step 1:  Find a company or sponsor in the United States in need of temporary labor/workers.  Please note: The U.S. Embassy has no company, sponsor, or available job list and cannot offer ...
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U.S.-Mongolia Annual Bilateral Consultations in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

U.S. Embassy, Ulaanbaatar MEDIA NOTE For Immediate Release January 20, 2018 U.S.-Mongolia Annual Bilateral Consultations in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia On Saturday, January 20, 2018, the United States and Mongolia met for bilateral consultations at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.  These talks are an important opportunity to review the bilateral relationship between the United ...
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Fellow Completes a Semester of Bi-Weekly Methodology Workshops at the American Corner

I really appreciate the way the teachers in Mongolia, despite their heavy workloads, are excited to come to professional development offerings. I formed relationships with a good number of teachers who came to many or all of the workshops I presented. – Fellow Jeff Arrigo Details Name: Jeff Arrigo Participant type: Fellow Academic Year: 2017-18 City, Country of ...
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U.S. Ambassador Galt Opens a New U.S.-funded Kindergarten in Zamiin-Uud

U.S. Embassy in Ulaanbaatar Public Affairs Section paspress@usembassy.mn Phone:  7007-6001 For Immediate Release October 19, 2017 U.S. Ambassador Galt Opens New U.S.-funded Kindergarten in Zamiin-Uud On October 19 at 12:00 in Zamiin-Uud U.S. Ambassador Jennifer Zimdahl Galt joined State Secretary of Ministry of Education, J. Bolormaa; Dornogovi Provincial Governor, T. Enkhtuvshin; Zamiin-Uud Town Governor, Aldarbayar; and ...
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MEDIA NOTE: Invitation to Cover the Ribbon-Cutting of New U.S.-funded Kindergarten in Zamiin-Uud

U.S. Embassy in Ulaanbaatar Public Affairs Office For Immediate Release MEDIA NOTE Invitation to Cover the Ribbon-Cutting of New U.S.-funded Kindergarten in Zamiin-Uud on Thursday, October 19 at 12:00 pm The U.S. Embassy cordially invites you to cover a ribbon cutting event for a modern, state-of-the-art new kindergarten in Zamiin-Uud on October 19 at 12:00.  ...
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MEDIA NOTE: Chance to Interview American Film Showcase Speakers Stacey Ferreira & Tony Gerber during the 9th Annual Ulaanbaatar Int’l Film F

U.S. Embassy in Ulaanbaatar Public Affairs Office For Immediate Release MEDIA NOTE Chance to Interview American Film Showcase Speakers Stacey Ferreira and Tony Gerber during the 9th Annual Ulaanbaatar International Film Festival The U.S. Embassy cordially invites you to cover the 9th Annual Ulaanbaatar International Film Festival (UBIFF) – Focus Country: U.S., which will feature ...
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Denali National Park and Preserve News Release

National Park Service U.S. Department of the Interior Denali National Park and Preserve P.O. Box 9 Denali Park, AK 99755 907.683.9532 phone www.nps.gov/dena Release Date: August 31, 2017 Contact:  Katherine Belcher, katherine_belcher@nps.gov , 907.683.9583 Denali Signs Sister Park Agreement with Mongolia’s Otgontenger Strictly Protected Area   DENALI PARK, Alaska – On August 25, 2017, Jennifer Zimdahl ...
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Joint Statement: U.S.-Japan-Mongolia Trilateral Meeting

The United States, Japan and Mongolia held a trilateral meeting in Ulaanbaatar on August 30, 2017. The participants underscored the importance of the U.S.-Japan-Mongolia trilateral meeting, launched in 2015, as a foundational mechanism allowing Mongolia and two of its “third neighbors” – Japan and the United States – to exchange views on regional and multilateral ...
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Success Story: Access Program Alumna Oyunbolor

Commemorating the American English Month. U.S. Embassy – Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia is pleased to highlight Access Micro-scholarship Program Alumna Oyunbolor. Learn more about Access Micro-scholarship Program at: https://mn.usembassy.gov/…/english-access-micro-scholarshi…/ #AEinMongolia #AmericanEnglish #USMongolia30 Special thanks to Lions Club, Zorig foundation, and Oyunbolor’s family.
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August is American English Month!

Through the work of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the  Office of English Language Programs, the Public Affairs Sections at U.S. Embassies and Consulates across the globe, we are assisting young people around the world in their desire to learn English.  Learning English offers access to information, education, job ...
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Teacher Mentors Complete Ten-Day Training with English Language Specialist

July 30 to August 9, 2017 – Twenty-nine English teachers from across Mongolia became English Teacher Mentors completing a ten-day training at a conference center in Terelj, Mongolia. English Language Specialist, Barbara Williams Stoff conducted the training and taught participants how to conduct observations and give advice to struggling and new teachers. Regional English Language Officer, Dawn ...
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Open World Program Deepens Mongolian Judges’ Knowledge of U.S. Judicial System

Open World Program Deepens Mongolian Judges’ Knowledge of U.S. Judicial System  A delegation of ten Mongolian judges during their July 20-30 participation in the Open World Leadership Center’s Rule of Law program held meetings with U.S. counterparts to learn about the U.S. judicial system, build professional relationships, and experience American culture.  Supported by the U.S. ...
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Embassy Ulaanbaatar Supports Hack UB | August 1-8, 2017

Hack UB was a technology-based, eight-day hackathon with the aim of promoting entrepreneurship through an application design and coding competition.  The hackathon supported the development of 10 web services and mobile applications to help connect visitors and residents with local information on Ulaanbaatar-based businesses, services, events, and activities. Hack UB was held at the Startup Terminal, a co-working space that supports local entrepreneurs, and was attended by 160 people, 30 percent of ...
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Holt International Leads “Heritage Tour” for U.S. Citizen Children Adopted in Mongolia

On July 7, Ambassador Galt hosted a BBQ for seven Mongolian children adopted by U.S. citizen parents between 2003 and 2007.  The children, now teenagers, also met with Government of Mongolia officials, visited the actual locations where they were found abandoned, toured the orphanages from which they were adopted, and built a “ger” (a traditional ...
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State Department releases 2017 Trafficking in Persons Report

“Human trafficking is one of the most tragic human rights issues of our time. It splinters families, distorts global markets, undermines the rule of law, and spurs other transnational criminal activity. It threatens public safety and national security.  But worst of all, the crime robs human beings of their freedom and their dignity. That’s why ...
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Philadelphia Orchestra Musicians in Mongolia

Members of the world-renowned Philadelphia Orchestra visited Mongolia June 1-4 during the orchestra’s 2017 Tour of Asia.  Eighteen musicians and nine staff, including Executive Vice President for Orchestra Advancement Ryan Fleur, conducted an intensive two-day visit June 2-3, engaging with a variety of audiences around the Ulaanbaatar area.  Programming began on June 2, with the ...
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Vocal Trash in Mongolia

Texas-based musical environmentalists “Vocal Trash” visited Mongolia as U.S. Arts Envoys April 25-May 2, 2017.  Their visit was among a series of U.S. Embassy-sponsored events celebrating Earth Day and was also among many events in 2017 commemorating the 30th anniversary of the establishment of U.S.-Mongolia diplomatic relations. The highlight of the band’s visit was their joint ...
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Friendship Melodies – Celebrating 30 Years of Partnership

By Members of the Philadelphia Orchestra June 1-4, 2017 Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia In celebration of the 30th anniversary of the establishment of U.S.-Mongolia diplomatic relations, the U.S. Embassy in Ulaanbaatar is proud to host members of the Philadelphia Orchestra for a June 1-4, 2017, visit to Mongolia. The Philadelphia Orchestra is one of the world’s preeminent ...
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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s Message to the People of Mongolia on Mongolian Lunar New Year

Press Statement Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Washington, DC February 24, 2017 On behalf of President Trump and the American people, we send our best wishes to the people of Mongolia as you gather with your families and friends to celebrate Tsagaan Sar on February 27. I hope that the new year brings you ...
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The U.S. Department of State Announced the Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund 2017 Competition

The U.S. Department of State created the Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund (AEIF) in 2011 to support alumni initiatives that promote shared values and innovative solutions to global challenges. The competition provides small grants to teams of past and current participants of U.S. government-sponsored exchange programs to carry out public service projects utilizing the skills and ...
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United States Inaugurates President Trump

On January 20, 2017, the United States inaugurated Donald J. Trump as the 45th President of the United States of America.  In his Inaugural Address, President Trump said: “Chief Justice Roberts, President Carter, President Clinton, President Bush, President Obama, fellow Americans, and people of the world:  thank you. “We, the citizens of America, are now ...
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Notice of Fraudulent and Inaccurate Information Regarding Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) 2017

As the Department and its interagency partners set priorities and advance planning initiatives for the 2017 Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) in India, it has come to our attention that fraudulent information has been shared on Facebook. The State Department has become aware of a site falsely advertising the Summit as held in February 2017 in ...
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Taking Stock of the Era of Engagement: President Obama, the UN General Assembly, and Our Increasingly Multilateral World

Secretary Kerry at Signing of COP21 Climate Change Agreement at UN General Assembly Hall in New York. [State Department Photo] Shortly after being elected in 2008, President Obama called for a “new era of engagement” with the multilateral system. The President’s call was based on the fact that all of the globe’s most significant and ...
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State Department Launches #DadsAndDaughters Campaign

President Barack Obama and his daughters, Malia, left, and Sasha, watch television as First Lady Michelle Obama delivers a speech, in the Treaty Room of the White House. Earlier this year, when  President Obama declared himself a feminist , he pointed to Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm, his mother, his grandmother, the First Lady  —  and his daughters. “When you’re the father of ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Jennifer Zimdahl Galt at the AmCham Mongolia’s September Monthly Meeting with Prime Minister of Mongolia J.Erdenebat

AMBASSADOR GALT: Thank you, Jay. Good morning everyone, Mr. Prime Minister, AmCham members, it’s a great pleasure to be with you this morning. It is a privilege to share the AmCham stage with Prime Minister Erdenebat. Since Mongolia’s new government took office, my colleagues and I at the United States Embassy have expressed the hope ...
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2016 Access Internship Program Participant Reflection: Ms. Oyunpurev Saikhanbayar

On June 22, 2016, a 2010-2012 English Access Micro-scholarship (Access) Program alumna Oyunpurev Saikhanbayar started a three-month internship at the Ministry of Environment, Green Development and Tourism of Mongolia through the U.S. Embassy’s brand-new Access Internship Program. The U.S. Embassy and the Mongolian Association of State Alumni (MASA) launched the Access Internship Program for Access ...
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Carrying the Torch for Gender Equality

This article was originally published on blogs.state.gov. When I was in middle school, I played on a recreational soccer team. I was incredibly introverted, a bookworm and rather slow. Though I preferred “defense” and never got close to the goalposts, I loved soccer, laughing with my teammates, feeling my body’s strength and growing comfortable with ...
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Paralympians Work #WithoutLimits

This article was orginally published at blogs.state.gov. Paralympians are elite athletes at the pinnacle of their sports. Thanks to the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act 26 years ago, today’s American Paralympians are able to train as hard and compete like their Olympic counterparts, as access to sports and sports facilities is more of ...
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International #YouthDay: A Time To Be Fearless

This article originally was published on blogs.state.gov. At some point, we have all experienced fear — fear that we might fail, get hurt, look stupid, or even that people might not like us. Fear is a powerful emotion that can paralyze us. It has the ability to stop us in our tracks, expose our insecurities, ...
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#ADA26: How the Americans with Disabilities Act Changed America

“America is stronger and more vibrant; it is a better country because of the ADA.”– President Barack Obama On July 26, 1990, the United States committed itself to eliminating discrimination against people with disabilities through the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This year, the United States is celebrating the 26th anniversary of ...
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The 2016 Access Internship Program Participants Reflection: Ms. Amarzaya and Ms. Bolormaa

In May 2016, a 2010-2012 English Access Micro-scholarship (Access) Program alumna Bolormaa Batmunkh and a 2011-2013 Access Program alumna Amarzaya Boldbaatar started a three-month internship at the Academia English Language Institute through a brand-new Access Internship program. The U.S. Embassy and the Mongolian Association of State Alumni (MASA) launched the Access Internship Program for Access ...
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Peace Through Khaan Quest: Mongolia and the Global Peace Operations Initiative

When many people think of Mongolia, they think of Genghis Khan, the legendary conqueror of the Eurasian landmass. But today, the country is establishing a global reputation for another reason: The Mongolian Armed Forces (MAF) are a significant contributor to global peace operations and Asian security cooperation. Thanks in part to security assistance provided though ...
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Save the Date: “GIST Online: The Startup Checklist with Mr. David Rose, CEO of GUST”

Join us for the next Guru webinar, “The Startup Checklist”! When: Tuesday, July 12, 2016 at 9 p.m. (ULAT) Where: www.gistnetwork.org David Rose, CEO of GUST , will present key lessons from his latest best-selling book 25 Steps to a Scalable, High-Growth Business . David will discuss the details of starting up a high-growth business, and take us on a whirlwind trip through all ...
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Five Things You Can Do to Expand LGBTI Rights Globally

What can you do to promote and expand LGBTI rights around the world? A group of committed LGBTI advocates answered this question and discussed many other issues facing the LGBTI community during the first ever “Progress of Pride: LGBTI Rights” international web chat, hosted at the U.S. State Department. From the power of storytelling, to ...
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Beyond Silicon Valley: Why Entrepreneurs Are Vital to Emerging Markets

The 7th annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit gathers this week in Silicon Valley, a fitting location for an event that celebrates the power of innovation to improve lives, create economic growth and, change the world. Here in the U.S., we’re quite familiar with many of the high-tech startups that have made us more efficient, effective and connected. But today ...
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SelectUSA: The U.S. Innovation Advantage

If you’re a foreign investor or company trying to decide where in the world to expand your business, we want to welcome you and make sure you decide to invest in the United States. Bringing new businesses to American shores and into the U.S. heartland is a top priority of the entire U.S. government, and ...
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WECREATE: Empowering Women through Global Entrepreneurship

This week I had the privilege of hosting the inaugural WECREATE Google Hangout with four inspiring women entrepreneurs from around the world. The online chat was a chance to discuss the importance of entrepreneurship in creating economic opportunities for women and part of the U.S. Department of State’s ongoing efforts to promote innovation and entrepreneurship globally. As ...
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Mongolian Supreme Court Justice Participates in IAWJ’s 13th Biennial International Conference in the U.S.

On May 26-29, 2016, Justice Ms. Munkhtuya Dashdorj from the Supreme Court of Mongolia participated in the International Association of Women Judges’ (IAWJ) 13th Biennial International Conference with full funding from the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs. Held in Washington, DC, the conference was organized under the theme ...
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Save the Date: Launch of “Washington Circle” – a Web Talk Show for Alumni on Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at 9:00 p.m.!

Join Assistant Secretary at the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, U.S. Department of State Ms. Evan Ryan for the launch the Office of Alumni Affairs’ new interactive web series for alumni: Washington Circle as part of the White House’s United State of Women Summit . When: Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at 9:00 p.m. (ULAST) Where: alumni.state.gov/live As Assistant Secretary of State for ...
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Together, We are Stronger: United State of Women Summit

On June 14th, the White House Council on Women and Girls, together with the Department of State, the Department of Labor, the Aspen Institute and Civic Nation, is convening the first United State of Women Summit, a large-scale effort to rally together advocates of gender equality to highlight what we’ve achieved, identify the challenges that ...
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Mongolians Participate In the Spring 2016 Professional Fellowship Program

On April 27 – June 3, 2016, three Mongolian professionals participated in the Professional Fellows Program (PFP), focused on nongovernmental organization (NGO) development in the U.S., and were placed on at American organizations that focus on the same issues as their home institutions. PFP is an exchange for emerging leaders in China and Mongolia and ...
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U.S. Elections 2016

The fifty-eighth United States Presidential Election will be held on Tuesday, November 8, 2016. The United States has been a representative democracy since the ratification of the U.S. Constitution in 1788. The process, complicated and sometimes confusing, has evolved to ensure universal suffrage to all men and women who are U.S. citizens 18 years of ...
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#IDAHOT: Reinforcing the Ideal that Everyone Deserves to Live with Justice, Equality, and Dignity

This article was originally published on blogs.state.gov on May 17, 2016 by Randy Berry. Today is the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia (IDAHOT), which is a chance to mark the progress we have made to promote the ideal that everyone can live free from fear and discrimination. In just over a year since becoming ...
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Expand Your Presence into Mongolia: Agribusiness Exploratory Trade Delegation to Ulaanbaatar on June 13-14, 2016

The U.S. Department of Commerce, in partnership with the U.S. Embassy in Mongolia, the American Chamber of Commerce in Mongolia and the North America-Mongolia Business Council, is organizing an Agribusiness Exploratory Trade Delegation to Ulaanbaatar from June 13-14, 2016, led by Deputy Assistant Secretary for China and Mongolia Patrick Santillo. Explore Opportunities in Mongolia’s Agribusiness ...
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Outreach to Hentii, Dornod, and Sukhbaatar Provinces

The U.S. Embassy in Ulaanbaatar staff conducted its annual outreach trip to rural areas to meet with Mongolians, discuss Embassy programs, and engage local Mongolian leaders in education, civil society, and government. On April 24-30, 2016, staff members and American Fulbright English Teaching Assistants (ETAs) traveled to the three eastern provinces of Hentii, Dornod, and ...
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Facing Climate Change, Leaders Take A Step Toward A Healthier World

This entry originally appeared in USAID’s Impact blog. “Today, thanks to strong, principled, American leadership, that’s the world that we’ll leave to our children — a world that is safer and more secure, more prosperous, and more free. And that is our most important mission in our short time here on this Earth.”-President Barack Obama, Statement ...
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This blog originally appears on  Huffington Post’s Business blog and on Medium.com . In many cultures around the world, from the Fables of Aesop to the Mahabharata, there is a parable about a goose, hen, or bird that produces golden eggs or feathers. When people try to exploit the bird to reap more profits, they destroy its ability to create the ...
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This blog was originally posted on the MCC’s Poverty Reduction Blog . Here at the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), we feel that good data is essential for making evidence-based policy and investment decisions. But around the world, a lack of reliable gender data has hindered progress toward making smarter investments in women and girls. To encourage data sharing and ...
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The 26th Annual Meeting and Investors Forum of the North America-Mongolia Business Council (NAMBC) will be in Ottawa, Canada, May 17-18, at the Courtyard Marriott Ottawa Byward Market. The NAMBC, based in Washington DC area since 1990, represents both U.S. and Canadian companies and organizations active in Mongolia. Speakers at the Ottawa conference include the ...
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Alaska Army National Guard Soldiers Deploy to Afghanistan alongside Mongolians

This article was originally published on dvidshub.net  on April 19, 2016. Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska — Two Alaska Army National Guardsmen deployed to Afghanistan earlier this month as U.S. liaisons in support of the Mongolian Expeditionary Task Forces in Afghanistan. Capt. Collin Welch, 1-297th Reconnaissance and Surveillance Squadron, and Sgt. 1st Class Timothy Ring, 1st Battalion, ...
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SIX MONTHS AFTER ADOPTION OF THE NEW GLOBAL GOALS, NEW TOOLS ARE AT THE CENTER OF IMPLEMENTATION In September 2015, world leaders came together at the United Nations to adopt 17 Sustainable Development Goals . The SDGs — or global goals — set measurable, concrete targets for all nations to achieve by 2030. They symbolize a new beat of optimism: a belief in ...
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Peace Corps Volunteers and English Access Micro-scholarship Program Students Celebrate Global Youth Service Day

On April 15, Peace Corps Mongolia volunteers met with English Access Micro-scholarship Program participants to mark Global Youth Service Day. Now in its 28th year of celebration, the goal of Global Youth Service Day is to motivate local youth to foster societal change and become active community members. Peace Corps volunteers David Meeske, Mrig Mehra, Greg ...
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Global Connect: Providing a 21st Century Digital Foundation for Development

This article was originally published on blogs.state.gov by Daniel Sepulveda on April 11, 2016. The metaphorical roads and highways of the 21st century used for the delivery of ideas and services are wired and wireless digital platforms. But unlike traditional transportation infrastructure, too few leaders outside of the technology and telecommunications community recognize the development of ...
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Public Affairs Staff and English Language Fellow Promote U.S. Scholarship and English Language Learning in Khovd and Uvs

On March 18-22, 2016, the U.S. Embassy’s Public Affairs Section (PAS) organized an educational outreach trip to Khovd and Uvs provinces. During the visit, the team met with local educational, cultural, and government officials, representatives from civil society organizations and NGOs, and Peace Corps Volunteers. English Language Fellow (ELF) Ms. LaTasha Simms visited Mongolia from ...
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U.S. Funded Workshops on Investigation and Prosecution of Human Trafficking Cases in Mongolia

This week, Mongolian law enforcement officials participated in two U.S.-funded workshops designed to improve the investigation and prosecution of human trafficking cases in Mongolia. International and local experts with the Warnath Group, a U.S. firm, and the Human Rights Center for Citizens, a Mongolian civil society organization, conducted the training, with support from the Ministry ...
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“We believe in the power of entrepreneurship — the basic notion that if you’ve got an idea and if you really work hard and you’re able to pick yourself up if you stumble a couple of times, you can eventually turn that idea into a reality. And this matters to us because encouraging the spirit of entrepreneurship ...
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Secondary School English Language Teacher Participates in Educational Exchange in the U.S.

On January 26 – March 14, 2016, 18 English teachers from 17 countries in Africa, the Americas, Asia, and Europe, participated in the U.S. Department of State-funded Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program (TEA). Ms. Tsetsegjargal Dagvadorj, a secondary school English language teacher at Secondary School Number 5 in Gobisumber located in the countryside, represented Mongolia. ...
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Celebrating Open Education Week with Open Educational Resources

March 7-11 marks Open Education Week: a perfect opportunity to celebrate the potential of open educational resources, or OER. Open educational resources are teaching and learning materials that have intellectual property licenses allowing free use and repurposing. Today thousands of open educational resources enable instruction and learning, ranging from MIT OpenCourseWare ’s full courses and OpenStax ’s college ...
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In a landmark speech in Prague in April 2009, President Obama declared that “…we must ensure that terrorists never acquire a nuclear weapon. This is the most immediate and extreme threat to global security. One terrorist with one nuclear weapon could unleash massive destruction.” To help address this threat, President Obama proposed to host a ...
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Mongolian Official Participates in Hazardous Waste Management Exchange Program

On February 13 to March 5, 2016, Jargalsaikhan Lkhasuren, senior officer at the Department of Environment and Natural Resources Management of the Mongolian Ministry of Environment, Green Development and Tourism, participated in an International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) focused on hazardous waste management. During her IVLP, she learned about U.S. laws and regulations; shared experiences managing ...
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Open World Hosts Mongolian Parliamentarians for Professional Exchange Program in United States

A delegation of Mongolian parliament members participated in the Open World program in the United States on February 25 to March 2, 2016. The goal of the program was for political leaders to meet with counterparts to learn about U.S. policies and build professional relationships. Open World Leadership Center in Washington D.C and Open World ...
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Mongolian Parliamentarians and Ministry Officers Learn from the Best Practices of “Green Building Construction and Design”

On December 5-16, 2015, a delegation of Mongolian Parliamentarians and officers from the Ministry of Construction and Urban Development, and Ministry of Environment, Green Development, and Tourism, participated in the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) focused on “Green Building Construction and Design”. Traveling to three states in twelve days, the participants began in Washington DC with ...
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IIP Speaker Promotes Interfaith Relations and Dialogue in Mongolia

On February 1-9, 2016, the U.S. Embassy hosted Director of the Secretariat of the Network for Religious and Traditional Peacemakers Dr. Mohamed Elsanousi in Mongolia through the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of International Information Programs’ (IIP) Traveling Speakers program. Dr. Elsanousi’s visit promoted interfaith relations and dialogue in Mongolia, as well as engaging a range of ...
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During his “ A New Beginning ” speech in Cairo, President Obama announced that the U.S. will host a Summit on Entrepreneurship to identify how we can deepen ties between business leaders, foundations, and entrepreneurs in the United States and Muslim communities around the world. The Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) has become an annual event. President Obama Announces ...
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Happy 29th Anniversary of U.S.-Mongolia Diplomatic Relations

This year marks the 29th anniversary of U.S.-Mongolian diplomatic relations. It was on January 27, 1987, the United States and Mongolia officially established the diplomatic relations of the two countries. The establishment of our diplomatic relations was marked by the signing of documents by U.S. Secretary of State George Shultz and Mongolian Ambassador to the ...
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2016: Building on Our Progress, Advancing Global Leadership

This article was originallay published on DipNote on January 15, 2016. On January 13, 2016, Secretary of State John Kerry addressed students, faculty, and members of the public at the National Defense University, outlining the U.S. foreign policy agenda for 2016. Secretary Kerry drew on themes from President Obama’s State of the Union Address , the final of his presidency. Below ...
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#SOTU: Redefining American Leadership in the 21st Century

Originally posted on  DipNote  on January 12, 2016. From ending two wars to forging the deal to prevent Iran from developing a nuclear weapon, from re-establishing diplomatic relations with Cuba to striking a landmark trade agreement that levels the playing field for American workers and businesses, President Obama has worked to redefine American leadership for the ...
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U.S. Fulbright Specialist Consults With National Statistical Office of Mongolia and National University of Mongolia

From November 21 to December 5, 2015 Fulbright Specialist Dr. Jay Nathan worked at the National Statistical Office (NSO) of Mongolia and Business School of the National University of Mongolia (NUM). Dr. Jay Nathan, a faculty member at St. John’s University in New York City, holds MBA and PhD degrees from the University of Cincinnati ...
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Mongolian Secondary School Teacher Travels to the U.S. to Participate in Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program

In September 2015, Ariuntuya Avirmed, an English teacher at the 37th Secondary School of Ulaanbaatar traveled to the U.S. to participate in a Department of State funded six-week exchange program, the Teaching Excellence and Achievement (TEA). Through TEA, A. Ariuntuya developed expertise in her English instruction and increased her knowledge about the United States. The ...
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Save the Date: American Film Showcase Screenings Opening on Friday, December 18, 2015 7p.m.

American Film Showcase Opening Venue: Tengis Theater Hall 3 When: Friday, December 18, 2015 7p.m. In cooperation with the Arts Council of Mongolia, the U.S. Embassy Ulaanbaatar is sponsoring a screenings of award-winning five documentaries starting from December 18 -22, 2015. Admission is free to the public. The seating is limited to 200 people on ...
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Ambassador Galt’s Remarks at Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation Grant Closing at Mongolian National Modern Gallery

AMBASSADOR GALT: Thank you very much, I am delighted to be here this afternoon. Let me thank especially the staff of the Center for Cultural Heritage and Modern Art Gallery for making this evening possible. The U.S. Embassy appreciates the opportunity we have had to partner with these two outstanding institutions. Our modest financial support ...
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Human Rights Day Talk with Young Mongolians

On International Human Rights Day, the Political Section Chief and Public Affairs Officer of the U.S. Embassy gave a talk to the students of the Otgontenger University, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. Starting with general human rights discussions, the speakers engaged in in-depth and country-specific human rights challenges, such as domestic violence, child labor and corruption. As the ...
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American Culture Trivia with Fulbright ETAs

On December 9, the Fulbright English Teaching Assistants (ETAs) working in Mongolia organized a Trivia Night at the American Corner in Ulaanbaatar. Four teams of Over 40 students from each ETA’s host universities competed in the trivia, testing their knowledge of United States in the fields of U.S. history and politics, well-known figures, sports and entertainments, ...
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Ambassador Galt’s Remarks at International Day of Persons with Disabilities Reception

AMBASSADOR GALT: Good evening, everyone. Оroin mend. (Оройн мэнд). Thank you, Chris, for the kind introduction, and thank you to the musicians for the beautiful performance. Thank you for joining me to mark the 23rd International Day of Persons with Disabilities. Every year, the U.S. unites with the global community to recognize the dignity, rights ...
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U.S. Embassy Celebrates International Day of Persons with Disabilities

As part of the U.S. Embassy’s ongoing efforts to promote and protect the rights of persons with disabilities in Mongolia, U.S. Ambassador Jennifer Zimdahl Galt hosted a reception at the American Cultural and Information Center to commemorate the 23rd International Day of Persons with Disabilities. The theme of this year’s International Day was “Inclusion matters: access ...
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U.S. Embassy Sponsors Third National Alumni Conference of Mongolia

On November 21, the U.S. Embassy and Mongolian Association of State Alumni (MASA) organized the third national alumni conference of Mongolia themed “Highlighting Volunteerism.” Mongolian Association of State Alumni (MASA), also known as Ambassadors for Development, is a non-profit NGO devoted to democratic social development and promoting equal opportunities in Mongolia. Opening the conference, U.S. ...
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Mongolian Cinematographer Travels to U.S. to Study Contemporary Cinema

On August 4 to November 10, Mongolian cinematographer Byamba Sakhya traveled to the United States to participate in the Iowa Writing Program (IWP) at the University of Iowa. With a body of work that includes short films and documentaries which highlight human freedom, dignity and other values, Byamba is renowned amongst Mongolian and international cinematographers. ...
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Ambassador Galt’s Remarks at the “5.11 Tactical” Outlet Opening Ceremony

Thank you very much. Thank you for inviting me here today. Congratulations Brain Tripp, Mr. Tamir on today’s opening. It is exciting to see an American brand come to Mongolia, and come to Ulaanbaatar. As Prime Minister Saikhanbileg has said many times, “Mongolia is open for business.” And I’m very pleased to see that U.S. ...
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U.S. Embassy Sponsors Immigration Officer IVLP Exchange

On August 17 to September 4, 2015, Mongolian immigration officer Khangerel Tumenbaatar traveled to the United States to participate in the International Visitor Leaderships Program (IVLP) focused on “Children in the U.S. Justice System”. Mr. Khangerel is the Chief of the Department of Immigration at the Mongolian Immigration Agency. Through this program, he learned best ...
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Ambassador Galt’s Remarks at World Bank/IFC – Doing Business Press Conference

Good morning. Thank you to the World Bank and IFC for hosting this very heavy informational event this morning. It’s great to be here. Thank you to Minister Bayartsogt for your leadership and for your support of these all important reforms. From the United States perspective, I am particularly pleased to see the improvement in ...
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27 U.S. Colleges and Universities Participate at EducationUSA College Fair

From October 14 to 17, the U.S. Embassy in Ulaanbaatar sponsored the second annual EducationUSA College Fair- 2015 in Darkhan and Ulaanbaatar. Organized by local NGO Educational Advising & Resource Center (EARC), over 400 people attended the fair in Darkhan and 1,200 people attended in Ulaanbaatar. At the fair, EducationUSA advisers from China and Mongolia ...
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Ambassador Galt’s Remarks at the 2015 U.S. Education Fair by EducationUSA

AMBASSADOR GALT: Good evening, everyone. It’s wonderful to see you all here. And I understand there are some Colorado reps in here your midst. Fabulous. I understand there is an alumni event tonight, and I’m actually excited to hear that there is an alumni event. That means you all have successfully recruited Mongolians, so great ...
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Feature Article: Bringing Back the Bankhars

For the longest time in Mongolia, talk of dogs conjured a mental image of a large shaggy dog with a thick black coat, floppy ears, curly tail and orange-brown spots above the eyes. The Bankhar has long symbolized Mongolia’s nomadic culture. Once a Mongolian herder’s closest friend, it was also a guardian who protected the ...
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U.S. Embassy Sponsors TESOL International Conference in Mongolia

The U.S Embassy sponsored the National TEFL/5th Mongolia TESOL International Conference in Ulaanbaatar from October 9 to 11, 2015.  Over 300 participants attended more than 70 workshops for 3 days at the Mongolian University of Science and Technology. Presenters included local teachers working in different provinces of Mongolia and educators visiting from China, Russia and ...
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Mongolian Engineer Examines Water Resource Management on U.S. Exchange

On September 21 to October 9, 2015, Mongolian engineer Purevdagva Khalzan participated in the International Visitor Leaderships Program (IVLP) themed “Water Resources Management in the U.S.” Kh.Purevdagva is the Engineer-Technologist at the Hydrology Section of the Institute of Meteorology. In 21 days, Kh.Purevdagva traveled to six cities in five states with a group of 23 ...
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American and Mongolian Defense Officials Work Together to Strengthen Mongolia’s Peacekeeping Capability

On October 8, Mongolia received 35 new Jeep Wrangler Peacekeeping vehicles via grant assistance from the United States. This equipment will allow the Mongolian military to deploy its forces more efficiently and rapidly for peacekeeping missions in Africa and elsewhere. As part of the donation, the Mongolian Armed Forces (MAF) received 15 Jeep J-8 transport ...
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U.S. and Other Pacific Rim Countries Reach ‘Very Big Deal’

In a landmark agreement designed to create jobs and lift economic growth, countries accounting for nearly half of the world’s economy have committed to cut trade barriers and set common standards. The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is designed to encourage trade between the United States and 11 other Pacific Rim countries. “It includes the strongest commitments ...
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Mongolian Officials Participate in IVLP about Foreign Policy and Peacekeeping

On September 12 to October 3, Mongolian legislators visited the United States to participate in the International Visitor Leaderships Program (IVLP) focused on “U.S. Foreign Policy and Peacekeeping Operations.” Telmuun Bayarsaikhan is the Attaché at the Department of International Legal Affairs in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Turmunkh Narmandakh is a legal officer in ...
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Joint Outreach to Umnugovi and Dundgovi Provinces to Promote U.S. Government Programs in Mongolia

U.S. Embassy Ulaanbaatar Consular and Public Affairs Sections representatives conducted a joint outreach trip to Umnugovi and Dundgovi provinces.  From September 29 to October 2, they met with local government officials and secondary and polytechnic college teachers and students. Consular Chief Thomas Venner held meetings with local government leaders, police, and hospitals to discuss future ...
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Embassy Highlights Importance of Environmental Journalism in Mongolia

On September 28-October 2, the U.S. Embassy brought the Institute of Journalism and Natural Resources (IJNR) founder and former Wall Street Journal reporter, Frank Allen, to Mongolia for a series of meetings, public lectures, and environmental journalism trainings. Mr. Allen’s visit was part of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of International Information Programs’ (IIP) ...
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Remarks by President Obama at U.N. Peacekeeping Summit

PRESIDENT OBAMA:  Good afternoon.  Mr. Secretary General, heads of state and government, distinguished representatives.  The word “peacekeeping” does not appear in the Charter of the United Nations.  But for the past seven decades, our collective ability to “maintain international peace and security” has often depended on the willingness of courageous U.N. peacekeepers to put their ...
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Sustainable Development Goals

In September 2015, all 193 member states of the United Nations adopted an ambitious agenda with 17 Sustainable Development Goals (or “Global Goals”) to achieve by 2030. The U.S. Government endorses these goals, which reflect the aspirations of all countries and are grounded in a commitment of shared responsibility to all people and the planet. ...
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American Dance Envoys Tour Mongolia

From September 21 to 25, contemporary dance company Northwest Dance Project (NWDP) completed its first-ever tour in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. In partnership with the Arts Council of Mongolia (ACM) and with funding from the U.S. State Department’s Arts Envoy Program and local supporting organizations, the Embassy co-organized a tour that included performance and workshops. The Arts ...
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U.S.-Mongolia Workshop on Chronic Viral Hepatitis and Primary Liver Cancer

On September 14-16, 2015, the U.S.-Mongolia workshop titled “Chronic Viral Hepatitis and Primary Liver Cancer” was organized at the Corporate Hotel and Convention Center in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. The bilateral workshop, featuring a partnership between Mongolian and U.S. medical professionals, aimed to review current advances in viral hepatitis, chronic liver disease and liver cancer, discussing the ...
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Save the Date: America’s Modern Dance Night on September 25, 2015 at 7PM!

In collaboration with the Arts Council of Mongolia (ACM), the U.S. Embassy Ulaanbaatar presents the Northwest Dance Project (NWDP) through the Department of State’s Arts Envoy Program. When: Friday September 25, 2015 7:00p.m. Where: Mongolian State Academic Theatre of Opera and Ballet Tickets: Parterre 60,000₮ Mezzanine 40,000₮ *Tickets are available at MSATOB, ACM and ticket.mn . ...
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Museum Preservation Training and Supplies Project at Zanabazar Museum of Fine Arts

The U.S. Ambassadors’ Fund for Cultural Preservation is supporting the Arts Council Mongolia’s (ACM) “Museum Preservation Training and Supplies” project co-jointly with the Arts Council Mongolia-U.S., the Hugh and Jane Ferguson Foundation, and the Marrella Fund. The project aims to preserve Mongolia’s tangible heritage by providing museums with acid-free preservation supplies and building the capacity ...
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U.S. Assistant Secretary Russel Visits Mongolia

On September 8, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Mr. Daniel Russel landed in Ulaanbaatar for a two-day official visit to Mongolia.  During his time here, Assistant Secretary Russel will meet with senior officials in order to strengthen our close partnership, and to congratulate Mongolia on its 25th anniversary of ...
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U.S. Embassy Inspires Students in Khovd

U.S. Embassy staff members traveled from Ulaanbaatar to launch the new school year in Khovd by delivering a series of career-based discussions to students. At Progress Secondary School, Public Diplomacy Officer Richard Roberts, English Language Coordinator Altantsetseg Tumenkhishig, and Alumni Coordinator Ideruugan Galbaatar encouraged high school students to focus on careers and to consider ways ...
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Now Accepting Applications for Second Annual “American Days” Expo 2015

The United States of America (Embassy) and the American Chamber of Commerce in Mongolia (Am-Cham) are pleased to announce our second annual “American Days” Expo. This two-day exhibition will have a special emphasis on showcasing U.S. products and services to the public at large and aims to build broader awareness of the capacity of companies ...
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Embassy Ulaanbaatar Hosts Its First English Language Specialist

On August 2-29, 2015 U.S. Embassy in Ulaanbaatar hosted an English Language Specialist for the first time in Mongolia. The Specialist, David Chiesa, organized a number of trainings and workshops on English language teaching and learning. The Department of State’s English Language Specialist Program recruits U.S. academics and professionals to deliver and maintain quality English ...
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International Visitor Examines Water Resource Management in the U.S.

On August 10-28, 2015, Mongolian water engineer Munkh-Erdene Luvsan traveled to the United States to participate in the International Visitor Leaderships Program (IVLP) focused on “Water Resources Management in the U.S.” L.Munkh-Erdene is a lecturer at the School of Public Health at the Mongolian National University of Medical Science. The IVLP is the U.S. Department ...
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Second Fulbright A-Z Talk by Victoria Augustine Attracts Over 500 People

On August 27, Ms. Victoria Augustine, Fulbright Program Officer in the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State, held a second Fulbright talk at the American Corner, located at the Ulaanbaatar City Library. Ms. Augustine discussed Fulbright and other State Department exchange programs with an audience of more than 500 ...
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Working Toward a Swimmable, Drinkable and Fishable Tuul River

In May 2015, Ms. Javzansuren Norvanchig, a water specialist with the WaSH Action of Mongolia, participated in the U.S. State Department’s Professional Fellows Program by spending a month at the Waterkeeper Alliance (WKA) in New York City learning about Waterkeeper’s model of advocacy for clean water across the global, which started at the Hudson River. As ...
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Educational and Cultural Trip to AFCP Grant Site

From August 21-23, 2015, Ms. Victoria Augustine, Fulbright Program Officer from the East Asia and Pacific branch at the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) visited Amarbayasgalant Monastery, the site of a $500,000 grant from the U.S. government’s Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP). Amarbayasgalant Monastery is a critical part of Mongolia’s cultural and ...
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‘Team Trivia Night’ with Victoria Augustine and Fulbright ETAs

On August 20, Ms. Victoria Augustine, Program Officer for East Asia and Pacific Fulbright Programs in the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State, together with new Fulbright English Teaching Assistants (ETA) held a Trivia Night at the American Corner in Ulaanbaatar. Over 50 participants grouped in five teams competed ...
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Joint Outreach to Khentii Province to Promote U.S. Government Programs in Mongolia

Each year, the U.S. Embassy in Ulaanbaatar conducts outreach to rural areas to meet with Mongolians, discuss Embassy programs, and engage aimag leaders in education, civil society, and government. On August 17-19, 2015, staff members from the Public Affairs Office and Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy conducted a joint outreach in Chinggis City, Khentii ...
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Fulbright A-Z by Victoria Augustine

On August 13, Ms. Victoria Augustine, Program Officer for East Asia and Pacific Fulbright Programs in the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State, held a Fulbright talk at American Corner in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. At the talk, Ms. Augustine explained the Fulbright as well as other State Department exchange programs ...
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Obama on Iran Nuclear Deal

THE PRESIDENT: Thank you. (Applause.) Thank you so much. Everybody, please have a seat. Thank you very much. I apologize for the slight delay. Even Presidents have problems with toner. (Laughter.) It is a great honor to be back at American University, which has prepared generations of young people for service in public life. I ...
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Peace Corps Volunteer Trains Mongolian Athletes to Compete in Special Olympics

Peace Corps volunteer Jennifer Seller trained three Mongolian athletes for the inaugural Special Olympics in Mongolia held on October 17-22, 2014.  One of the athletes, Ms. Davaajargal, successfully participated in the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games from July 25 to August 2, 2015 and won a silver medal in the track and field category. At ...
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Kerry in Singapore on America and the Asia-Pacific

Secretary of State John Kerry Remarks on America and the Asia Pacific: Partners in Prosperity SECRETARY KERRY: Thank you very much. I’m really glad I practiced going up the stairs. (Laughter.) I was listening to – well, first of all, thank you, Ambassador Wagar. You are doing a terrific job here, and I’m delighted that our ...
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Obama on America’s Clean Power Plan

THE PRESIDENT: Thank you, everybody. (Applause.) Thank you so much. Everybody, please have a seat. Thank you. Well, good afternoon, everybody. AUDIENCE: Good afternoon. THE PRESIDENT: Gina, I want to thank you not just for the introduction, but for the incredible work that you and your team have been doing — not just on this ...
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Kerry on Negotiations for Post-2015 Development Agenda

Conclusion of Negotiations on the Post-2015 Development Agenda I applaud today’s successful conclusion of negotiations on an ambitious, inclusive Post-2015 Development Agenda. The goals and aspirations conveyed through these negotiations expand on the successes seen under the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), established by the global community 15 years ago. Those successes include a dramatic drop ...
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Ambassador Campbell’s Remarks on Commemorating the 25th Anniversary of the Peace Corps Agreement with the Government of Mongolia

AMBASSADOR CAMPBELL: This is a week of important anniversaries and it’s been a tremendous pleasure for the U.S. government, the U.S. delegation to participate in the celebration of the 25th anniversary Mongolia’s first free and fair elections. 25 years ago August, then Secretary of State James Baker arrived in Mongolia for his first visit and ...
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Peace Corps Mongolia Director Darlene Grant’s Remarks on Commemorating the 25th Anniversary of the Peace Corps Agreement with Mongolian Government

DARLENE GRANT: Thank you Foreign Minister, we appreciate your support. On August 2, 1990, U.S. Secretary of State James Baker III, and Foreign Minister Ts. Gombosuren signed the Peace Corps Country Agreement. I am sure that when Secretary Baker signed that agreement that he was thinking of the words of former President, John F. Kennedy, ...
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Jargal DeFacto Concludes Distinguished Speaker Series

The U.S. Embassy’s Distinguished Speaker Series ended on a high note last week when renowned writer, blogger and talk show host, Mr. Jargalsaikhan Dambadarjaa, spoke to a packed audience of Mongolian young people about the importance of economic and political freedom. In his remarks, Jargal DeFacto, as he is better-known, challenged these future leaders to ...
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Remarks by Deputy Assistant Secretary Susan A. Thornton

DAS THORNTON: Thank you very much, Mr. Chairman; His Excellency, Mr. President; His Excellency, Mr. Prime Minister. On behalf of the American people, I want to wish the people of Mongolia a hearty congratulations on the 25th anniversary of democracy! Mongolia’s decision for democracy reflects the courage and determination of a nation of rugged individualists ...
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A Mongolian Entrepreneur at 2015 Global Entrepreneurship Summit

Ever since 2010, when the U.S. hosted the first Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) in Washington, D.C., entrepreneurship on a worldwide scale has had strong support from the White House and the Department of State . This year, the U.S. Embassy in Ulaanbaatar was proud be a part of this commitment by sending Mr. Amartuvshin Otgonbayar, a Mongolian entrepreneur, to the 2015 Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Nairobi, Kenya, ...
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Ambassador Campbell: “Americans with Disabilities Act: Twenty-Five Years of Changing America and Inspiring World”

Anniversaries are special occasions. They are, of course, joyous times when we look back and celebrate our accomplishments. But, even more importantly, anniversaries give us the opportunity to look ahead and recommit ourselves to the principles and ideals we hold dear. July 26 marks the 25th anniversary of the day when then-President George H.W. Bush ...
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U.S. – Mongolia Alumni Team Holds Entrepreneurship Workshops for Women

On Saturday, July 25 the U.S. State Department-funded Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund (AEIF) project, “Empowering Women and Girls through Entrepreneurship,” kicked off the first of four weekend workshops in the Songinokhairkhan district of Ulaanbaatar. The workshop aims to provide women from low-income families with the skills, confidence, and mindset to succeed in starting their own ...
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U.S. Embassy Celebrates 25th Anniversary of Americans with Disabilities Act

U.S. Ambassador Piper Campbell hosted a reception in celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disability Act (ADA). Highlights of the event included sign language interpretation of the Mongolia and U.S. national anthems by two students from School 29, and spoken remarks by Ms. Batulam T., Director of Development of ...
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Empowering Women and Girls Through Entrepreneurship

On July 25, the Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund project “Empowering Women and Girls Through Entrepreneurship” kicked off its first of four weekend-long entrepreneurship trainings. The hands-on business bootcamps will take place over the next 2 months in Songinokhairkan and Chingeltei districts and be followed by 6 monthly mentoring meetings with MASA members and other qualified ...
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Introducing “A Ger for the Future”

The Mongolian ger is a technological marvel that has stood the test of time. Ger-like structures can be found all over the world because they are durable, comfortable shelters that are easily built, maintained and moved when needed. The U.S. Embassy in Mongolia has been working to find ways to merge the beauty and functionality ...
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Peace Corps Director Receives Mongolian Foreign Minister L. Purevsuren

Within the framework of his visit to the United States, the Foreign Minister L.Purevsuren held a meeting with the Peace Corps Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet and discussed bilateral cooperation. Foreign Minister L.Purevsuren highlighted valuable contribution of the U.S. volunteers in promoting democratic changes in Mongolia and advocating common values. The parties have also discussed organization of ...
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Secretary Kerry Explains the Iran Pact

The Iran pact can make the world safer and unlock regional opportunities, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says. “The United States, our P5+1 and EU partners, and Iran have taken a measurable step away from the prospect of nuclear proliferation, towards transparency and cooperation,” Kerry said July 14 in Vienna. “It is a step ...
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Secretary Kerry Welcomes Mongolian Foreign Minister L. Purevsuren

This week, Mongolian Minister of Foreign Affairs L. Purevsuren is on an official working visit to the U.S.  On July 15, Foreign Minister Purevsuren met with Secretary of State John Kerry.  Secretary Kerry congratulated Mongolia on the celebration of the 25th anniversary of Mongolia’s decision for democracy. For the transcript of the remarks, please click ...
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President Obama on Iran

THE PRESIDENT: Today, after two years of negotiations, the United States, together with our international partners, has achieved something that decades of animosity has not — a comprehensive, long-term deal with Iran that will prevent it from obtaining a nuclear weapon. This deal demonstrates that American diplomacy can bring about real and meaningful change — ...
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Mazaalai – The Marvelous Bear of the Gobi Desert

Harry Reynolds and Douglas Chadwick know a thing or two about bears. Before coming to Mongolia as the President of the Gobi Bear Fund Project, Mr. Reynolds spent more than 33 years working with bears at the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. Douglas Chadwick is an American wildlife biologist, photographer and author. In April, ...
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United States Military Academy Cadets Volunteer in Mongolia

This summer cadets from the United States Military Academy (USMA), along with two faculty team leaders, are gaining valuable work experience in Mongolia while making a positive impact on the local community. Their projects range from promoting healthy child development in local orphanages to nomadic husbandry preservation in the steppe. In partnership with the Mongolian ...
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Discovering the U.S. Through American Corners

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia – The U.S. Embassy partners with the Public Library in Ulaanbataar and the Public Library in Khovd to host two “American Corners” in Mongolia. American Corners are sections of libraries that provide access to current, reliable information about the United States through books, the Internet, and local programming specifically designed to address the ...
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U.S. 8th Army Band’s Ensemble Group, Alliance Brass Celebrates 99th Birthday in Mongolia

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia – The U.S. 8th Army Band’s ensemble group, Alliance Brass arrived in Ulaanbaatar on June 29, 2015 for the band’s first-ever visit to Mongolia. To mark the occasion, the band performed with the Mongolian Military Band in a joint concert at the Mongolian National Federation for the Blind (MNFB) and also at an ...
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U.S. Army Band to Perform at Chinggis Khaan Square

The U.S. Embassy in Ulaanbaatar is pleased to announce that the U.S. Eighth Army Band will perform a concert at Chinggis Khaan Square on Tuesday June 30, 2015 at 6 p.m. The performance is open to the public and free of charge! The Band is also scheduled for additional performances at closed events; one of the performances is ...
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Deputy Secretary of Commerce Bruce H. Andrews Remarks at U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Business Forum with Prime Minister Saikhanbileg

Thank you, Jackson for the kind introduction. I always like to meet with the AmChams when I travel. Everywhere I go, you serve as an invaluable source of knowledge, insight, and guidance, and we appreciate all you to do strengthen our country’s economic ties with your partner countries. On behalf of the U.S. Department of ...
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8th Distinguished Speaker Series with the President of MCS Group Mr. Od Jambaljamts

Our distinguished speaker for June was Mr. Od Jambaljamts,  the President of MCS Group. Mr. Od captivated the audience with a discussion on business leadership and the importance of corporate social responsibility. With over 20 years of experience in both the private and public sector, Mr. Od has extensive experience working with companies in a ...
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U.S. Embassy Hosts the Peace Corps Village-to-City Project

On Wednesday, June17th, the U.S. Embassy hosted a group of fifteen high school students and teachers from rural towns across Mongolia, as part of the Peace Corps’ Village-to-City project. The students were greeted by Public Affairs Officer Richard Roberts and heard from the Embassy staff members from Public Affairs Section, Defense Attaché, Political Section and ...
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Paving the Way for a Second Compact in Mongolia

Drinking a cup of soo-tay sai, a milky tea, with a herder family in the Mongolian countryside in late May, I heard the immense pride in Ms. Javzan’s voice. She retrieved her accounting books and showed me meticulous records of her 1,000+ animals and increase in household income, thanks to the training she received from ...
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Obama After G7 Summit in Germany

PRESIDENT OBAMA: Good afternoon. Let me begin by once again thanking Chancellor Merkel and the people of Bavaria and Germany for their extraordinary hospitality here at the G7. My stay here has been extraordinary. I wish I could stay longer. And one of the pleasures of being President is scouting out places that you want ...
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Civil Military Emergency Preparedness Program SLS Workshop

On May 26-27, instructors from CFE-DMHA and U.S. Pacific Command held a Civil-Military Emergency Preparedness Senior Leader Seminar (SLS) Workshop in Ulaanbaatar. Sixteen leaders from eight organizations and agencies of the Government of Mongolia attended the SLS workshop, including representatives from the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and Mongolian Armed Forces (MAF). Activities from the ...
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Fourth Mongolian Admitted to the United States Military Academy at West Point Class of 2019

On June 2, 2015, Ambassador Campbell presented M. Ariunbold with his United States Military Academy Admissions Acceptance Certificate for the class of 2019. He will be one of 60 non-U.S. cadets at the Academy, and is the fourth Mongolian to be admitted to West Point. The U.S. Embassy in Mongolia announces the application process to ...
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American Arts Incubator Workshop in Ulaanbaatar

Workshop and Small Grant Award | June 6-11, 2015 The U.S. Embassy in Mongolia is presenting you the American Arts Incubator Workshop in Ulaanbaaatar, in cooperation with the  976 Gallery  on June 6-11, 2015. The American Arts Incubator is administered by the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) in partnership with ZERO1, The ...
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Public Affairs Promotes U.S. Scholarship, English Language Learning During Outreach Trip to Bayankhongor and Gobi-Altai Provinces

Each year, the U.S. Embassy in Ulaanbaatar conducts outreach to rural areas to meet with Mongolians, discuss Embassy programs, and engage aimag leaders in education, civil society, and government. On May 17-23, 2015, staff members from the Public Affairs Office of the U.S. Embassy conducted an educational and cultural outreach in Bayankhongor and Gobi-Altai aimags. ...
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The 2015 Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Nairobi, Kenya

President Obama elevated entrepreneurship to the forefront of the United States’ engagement agenda during a historic speech in Cairo in 2009. Since 2010, when the U.S. hosted the first Summit in Washington, D.C., GES has expanded to a global event, subsequently hosted by the governments of Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, Malaysia, and Morocco. The ...
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Celebrating the International Migratory Bird Day, the U.S. Embassy in Ulaanbaatar is Screening “Winged Migration” Film

The U.S. Embassy in Ulaanbaatar will screen the film, “Winged Migration,” at the American Cultural and Information Center  in celebration of this month’s International Migratory Bird Day on Wednesday May 27, 2015 at 4:00PM. An exquisitely photographed film, shot over the course of three years on all seven continents, “Winged Migration” offers a view of the world through the eyes ...
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Two Mongolian Alumni Projects Won 2015 Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund Grants

This year the U.S. Department of State hosted its fifth annual Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund (AEIF) project competition, and two projects proposed by Mongolian teams are being granted funding. The projects, “Equal Access: Crowdsourcing a Wheelchair Map” and “Empowering Women and Girls through Entrepreneurship,” were planned by alumni of U.S. government exchange programs. Forty-eight innovative ...
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Obama on 70th Anniversary of V-E Day

Seventy years ago today, the Allied Forces declared victory in Europe over tyranny during World War II. After more than five years of brutal fighting that took the lives of some 40 million people across the continent—including six million Jews and millions of others murdered by the Nazi regime—the forces of freedom triumphed over oppression ...
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Coordinator for Cyber Issues Christopher Painter Remarks: Digital Rights Challenges – Scalability, Mobility, Simplicity

Ulaanbaatar – Thanks for the invitation to be on this plenary panel. The topic is an important one, and it makes sense for the FOC to be encouraging this likeminded community to think about how we will promote a free and secure internet in the years ahead. When then Secretary Clinton created my position in 2011, ...
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Essay Contest: What Does Democracy Mean to You?

Celebrating the American Independence day the U.S. Embassy in Ulaanbaatar is announcing an Essay Competition! Young people over 13 years of age are invited to participate by submitting an essay on democracy, answering to title of the competition “What Does Democracy Mean to You?” Democracy and respect for human rights have long been central components ...
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Assistant Secretary Tom Malinowski Remarks: Democracy and Free Speech – The Mongolian Experience at Twenty-Five Years

ULAANBAATAR – I’m delighted to be here with you to celebrate the 2015 World Press Freedom Day. Every year at this time we reflect on the state of press freedom around the world and honor the sacrifices made by journalists who have lost their lives or been threatened or imprisoned for doing their job, for ...
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Obama on World Press Freedom Day

THE PRESIDENT: Well, as many of you know, Sunday is World Press Freedom Day, a day in which we reaffirm the vital role that a free press plays in democracy and shining a light on the many challenges, cruelties and also hopeful stories that exist in countries all around the world. Journalists give all of ...
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Special Envoy and Coordinator for International Energy Affairs Visits Mongolia

U.S. State Department Special Envoy and Coordinator for International Energy Affairs Amos Hochstein visited Mongolia April 27 – 28 to hold talks on U.S.-Mongolia cooperation on energy issues.  In separate meetings with the ministers of Mining, Industry, Environment, and Energy, Special Envoy Hochstein lauded efforts by the Mongolian government to improve the legal framework for the ...
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Alaska, Mongolia State Partnership Flourishes Over a Decade

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska — The state of Alaska partnership between the Alaska National Guard and the country of Mongolia spans over a decade and has evolved into a strategic nation-state relationship. The two were paired in 2003 under the National Guard State Partnership Program, which began pairing states and countries in 1993. The program ...
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“America’s Music – Jazz” Concert

April 2015 marks the 14th year of the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History’s Jazz Appreciation Month initiative, which aims to draw greater public attention globally to the extraordinary heritage and history of jazz as America’s original music, a global cultural treasure. In the frames of the Jazz Appreciation Month, the American Cultural and ...
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Workshop Makes Progress on Petroleum Law Regulations

The U.S. Embassy in Mongolia, at the invitation of the Ministry of Mining, sponsored a consultative workshop from April 20 – 24, 2015, to consider international best practices in the oil and gas sector and how to incorporate them into the implementing regulations for the Petroleum Law passed last July. Mohamed Badissy, a U.S. Commerce ...
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Sixth Distinguished Speaker Series with Dr. Oyun Sanjaasuren, Member of Parliament of Mongolia and President of United Nations Environmental Assembly

On Friday, April 24, 2015, the 6th Distinguished Speaker Series was successfully hosted by the Mongolian Association of State Alumni (MASA) featuring a lecture by Dr. Oyun Sanjaasuren, Member of Parliament of Mongolia and President of United Nations Environmental Assembly, entitled Environment and Sustainability. Dr. Oyun Sanjaasuren is one of the longest serving parliament members, ...
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Earth Day at the American Corner: “Chasing Ice” a Film about the World’s Vanishing Glaciers

On Earth Day, April 22, 2015, the Environment, Science, Technology, and Health (ESTH) unit of the U.S. Embassy organized a screening of Jeff Orlowski’s documentary film “Chasing Ice” at the American Cultural and Information Center. The Fresh Water Institute of Mongolia co-organized the event. The film depicts American photographer James Balog and his team as ...
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Ambassador Campbell Remarks on Mongolia’s Investment Climate at NAMBC General Meeting

Having now served three years in Mongolia, this is likely to be my last opportunity to speak to NAMBC’s general meeting.  In past remarks, I’ve focused primarily on the trendlines in Mongolian politics.  This time, I’d like to take a slightly different tack and speak about two U.S. government-produced documents.  Together they provide a micro ...
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Starting Thursday April 23rd: The 2015 American Film Showcase in Mongolia Begins at Tengis Cinema

The U.S Embassy in Ulaanbaatar is partnering with Arts Council of Mongolia to organize the 2015 American Film Showcase (AFS) in Mongolia. For the 2015 AFS Mongolia, award-winning American movies, subtitled in Mongolian, will be screened at Tengis Cinema April 23 – 26, free of charge and open to the public. For detailed program with ...
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Ambassador Campbell Making Remarks at NAMBC Annual General Meeting on Mongolia’s Investment Climate

Ambassador Piper Campbell will talk at the North American-Mongolia Business Council’s (NAMBC) 25th Anniversary Annual General Meeting and Investors Forum in Washington, DC, on April 20-22, 2015.  In addition to her remarks about Mongolia’s investment climate, a panel of four former U.S. Ambassadors to Mongolia from the period 1997-2006 will offer their candidate perspectives on ...
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Alumni Project Gives High School Social Workers New Career Counseling Tools

The Mongolian Association of State Alumni (MASA) successfully trained 40 school social workers who will become Career Counselors for high school students at 40 different secondary schools in Ulaanbaatar. On April 20, 2015 the Public Affairs Associate Shannon Moore and the Alumni Coordinator Ider-Uugan G. met the social workers on their final day of training and congratulated them on the ...
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AmCham Mongolia 2015 Trade Mission to the United States

In an effort to strengthen the commercial relationship between Mongolia and the United States, the American Chamber of Commerce in Mongolia (AmCham) is organizing a Trade Mission to the United States from June 16-26, 2015. AmCham in Mongolia is an independent membership-driven organization that seeks to build, strengthen, and protect business between the United States ...
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Save the Date: Chasing Ice Documentary Film Screening at American Corner

The U.S. Embassy in Ulaanbaatar is hosting a screening of the film, Chasing Ice, at the American Cultural and Information Center  on Wednesday April 22, 2015 at 4:00PM. The Fresh Water Institute of Mongolia is co-organizing the event. Directed by Jeff Orlowski, Chasing Ice depicts photographer James Balog and his team trying to deliver evidence and hope to our carbon-powered planet. After the ...
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Learn How to Build a Startup: Join the Entrepreneurship MOOC Study Group at the American Corner in Ulaanbaatar

Last week, a new study group taking an entrepreneurship MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) started at the American Cultural and Information Center . Led by Peace Corps Volunteer Mr. Mark Dvorak, the group is to meet every Thursday to discuss the course offered by Udacity, “How to Build a Startup.” Last Thursday at their first meeting, Mr. Dvorak made the ...
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Embassy Official Promotes U.S. Scholarships, English Language Learning During Trip to Khovd Province

On Wednesday, April 8, during her first official trip to the western-most province of Mongolia, the Assistant Public Affairs Officer (APAO) of the U.S. Embassy in Mongolia, Ms. Christine Yarng, gave a public talk about scholarships and exchange programs offered by the U.S. Embassy.  The lecture, held at the Khovd province Public Library, covered the ...
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Mongolia Groundwater Modeling Workshop

The United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) hosted a technical workshop on ground water modeling from March 30 – April 2 in coordination with the Ministry of Environment, Green Development, and Tourism (MEGDT). USACE said that in the four years they have been coming to Mongolia, this year’s water workshop was the most successful ...
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Statement by the President on the Framework to Prevent Iran from Obtaining a Nuclear Weapon

THE PRESIDENT:  Good afternoon, everybody.  Today, the United States — together with our allies and partners — has reached a historic understanding with Iran, which, if fully implemented, will prevent it from obtaining a nuclear weapon. As President and Commander-in-Chief, I have no greater responsibility than the security of the American people.  And I am ...
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International Team Conducts Gobi Wolf 2015

The governments of Mongolia and the United States conducted an earthquake-readiness exercise together this week here. Gobi Wolf 2015 is a civil-military disaster preparedness and response initiative that focuses on regional readiness in response to natural and man-made disasters. Gobi Wolf is part of the Pacific Resilience Disaster Response Exercise and Exchange program, which focuses ...
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Alaska Soldiers Take Part in Gobi Wolf 2015

ULAANBAATAR, Mongolia — Alaska soldiers joined an international team of members from Mongolia and the United States to conduct an earthquake-readiness exercise together here last week. Exercise Gobi Wolf 2015 was a civil-military disaster preparedness and response initiative that focused on regional readiness in response to natural and man-made disasters. Gobi Wolf is part of ...
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Embassy’s Exchange Coordinator Talks to Access Students about Overcoming Obstacles

Embassy employee inspires students learn English language by sharing her own story. The U.S. Embassy’s Exchanges Cultural Affairs Specialist, Uyanga E., spoke to an English Access Microscholarship  class for their classroom unit about overcoming obstacles in life. Ms. Uyanga told the students about the challenges she has faced as a woman who is blind in a seeing world. ...
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Deloitte-Onch Leader Discusses “My Personal Talent Journey: 7+1 Habits,” with Exchange Alumni and Young Leaders

Ms. Onchinsuren Dendevsambuu, the Managing Partner of Deloitte-Onch LLC, gave a captivating lecture about career development and the financial industry on March 27. During the talk, titled “My Personal Talent Journey: 7+1 Habits,” Onchinsuren shared her career experience with nearly two hundred  alumni of U.S. government exchange programs and young leaders of Mongolia.  Onchinsuren is ...
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Nicholas Kralev, a Renowned Author, Journalist and Entrepreneur, Visited Mongolia on March 22-25, 2015 to Discuss Journalism and Diplomacy

Nicholas Kralev, a renowned author, journalist and entrepreneur, visited Mongolia on March 22-25, 2015.  During his visit, he discussed journalism and diplomacy with groups including Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mongolia officials, university students, journalists and members of the general public. After arriving on March 22, he dined with Mongolian Association of State Alumni members ...
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Opening Ceremony Kicks Off Disaster Management Exercise Gobi Wolf 2015

Gobi Wolf, a bilateral disaster response exercise designed to increase emergency response and management in Mongolia, started today at the Chinggis Hotel. The opening ceremony of the exercise that will run on March 24-27 was chaired by the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) Chief BG T. Badral; the Deputy Commander of U.S. Army, Pacific MG ...
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Mongolian and U.S. High School Girls Travel to Study Climate Change from Teenage Viewpoint

Five high school girls from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania have been chosen to travel to Mongolia this summer to see firsthand how climate change is impacting the lives of Mongolians as part of the girls’ involvement in the U.S. State Department’s Museums Connect program. The girls are participants in the Women in Natural Sciences (WINS) program at the Academy ...
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Partnering with Mongolian Entrepreneurs: Undiscovered Opportunities

Join Ambassador Campbell for a business outreach webinar entitled “Partnering with Mongolian Entrepreneurs: Undiscovered Opportunities.” It will take place on Thursday, April 2 at 6:00AM Ulaanbaatar time (Wednesday, April 1 at 5:00PM Washington, DC time.) Our panel includes: United States Ambassador Piper Anne Wind Campbell Ariunaa Batbold, Managing Director – Mongolia, Schulze Global Investments Ltd . In addition to giving ...
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U.S. Embassy Ulaanbaatar presents “Harmony of Flute and Harp” concert

U.S. Embassy in Ulaanbaatar is proud to present “The Harmony of Flute and Harp Concert”, in cooperation with the Mongolian State Academic Theatre of Opera and Ballet (MSATOB) on March 19, 2015 at 7pm.  Internationally acclaimed American flutist Jeffrey Cohan and harpist from Austria Tina Žerdin will be making their debut concert together collaborating with ...
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U.S. Embassy in Ulaanbaatar Is Helping Advance Entrepreneurship Education and Curriculum Development in Mongolia

U.S. Embassy in Ulaanbaatar is helping advance entrepreneurship education and curriculum development in Mongolia by donating six 1-year licenses for SimVenture, a software simulation game that teaches entrepreneurship skills, to the School of Business at the National University of Mongolia (NUM).  The School of Business was launched in 2013 as a result of the merger ...
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Mongolian Leaders Visited United States to Advance New Disability Rights Legislation

Seven Mongolian leaders, including Minister S. Erdene of the Ministry of Population Development and Social Protection, members of Parliament, and leaders of disability rights non-governmental organizations, spent two weeks in the United States exploring the legal and regulatory framework that supports the rights of persons with disabilities.  This exchange program allowed the delegation to draw ...
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Ambassador Campbell Speaks at Alumni Distinguished Speaker Series

After kicking off the New Year with the lecture of the renowned author and political analyst of Mongolia in January, the Distinguished Speaker Series project continued in February with a captivating discussion on career development and women participation with Ambassador Piper Campbell, a senior career Foreign Service Officer. On Friday, February 27, Ms. Campbell shared ...
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Mongolian Leaders Visit United States to Advance New Disability Rights Legislation

Seven Mongolian leaders, including the Minister of Population Development and Social Protection, members of Parliament, and leaders of disability rights organizations, will spend two weeks in the United States exploring the legal and regulatory framework that supports the rights of persons with disabilities. This two-way Professional Fellows On-Demand exchange program will allow the delegation to ...
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U.S. Embassy organized a screening of Gary Hustwit’s documentary film “Urbanized” at the American Cultural and Information Center

On February 4, 2015, the Environment, Science, Technology, and Health (ESTH) unit of the U.S. Embassy organized a screening of Gary Hustwit’s documentary film “Urbanized” at the American Cultural and Information Center.  Two local groups, “Smart Growth Mongolia” and “Think Urban” agreed to co-sponsor the event.  The film discussed the issues and strategies behind urban ...
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Ambassador Campbell Attended a Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony at the Armed Forces of Mongolia Five Hills Military Training Center

On Monday, February 2, Ambassador Campbell attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Armed Forces of Mongolia Five Hills Military Training Center.  She participated in the ceremony with the Minister of Defense, the Honorable Tsolmon, and the Chief of the General Staff, Lieutenant General Byambajav. The U.S. Department of State’s, Global Peace Operations Initiative (GPOI), is ...
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Save the Date: Urbanization Documentary Film Screening at American Corner on February 4, 2015 5:30PM

The U.S. Embassy in Ulaanbaatar is hosting a screening of Gary Hustwit’s documentary film Urbanized at the American Cultural and Information Center, co-jointly with Smart Growth Mongolia and Think Urban on Wednesday February 4, 2015 at 5:30PM. Urbanized discusses the issues and strategies behind urban design, and features some of the world’s leading architects, planners, ...
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Happy 28th Anniversary of U.S.-Mongolia Diplomatic Relations

The year 2015 marks the 28th anniversary of U.S.-Mongolian diplomatic relations. It was on January 27, 1987, the United States and Mongolia officially established the diplomatic relations of the two countries. The establishment of our diplomatic relations was marked by the signing of documents by U.S. Secretary of State George Shultz and Mongolian Ambassador to ...
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PAO Meets ASU Access Students and Access Sports Day

On January 17, Access students from the two Ulaanbaatar Access cohorts gathered together for a basketball competition at the Temuujin sports complex. Four male teams and four female teams participated in the competition, and awards for the winning team and Most Valuable Player were given. On January 22, the U.S. Embassy’s Public Affairs Office staff ...
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U.S., Asia Prosperity Is Inseparable, Says Ambassador Russel

America’s Prosperity and Asia’s Prosperity Are Inseparable by Daniel Russel Last November, as I was traveling traveling through Asia with Secretary Kerry and President Obama, I blogged about the many points of progress that have resulted from our Rebalance to Asia policy, from burgeoning trade and investment figures to strengthened alliance and security partnerships, and ...
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Mr. Baabar Discusses Democracy in Mongolia

On January 22, the Mongolian Association of the State Alumni’s (MASA) first Distinguished Speaker Program for the 2015 was held at the Blue Sky Hotel in Ulaanbaatar. Organized in question and answer format, the program was attended by almost 300 alumni of the Mongolian U.S. Alumni Network (MASA), the alumni of the Mongolian Young Leaders ...
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Students bring holiday cheer to city sanitation employees

Students from the American University of Mongolia’s Access Microscholarship program brought holiday cheer to some of the city sanitation employees that work hard each day in the freezing cold to keep the city of Ulaanbaatar clean. On December 25, students delivered hot food and drink donated by Bangkok Restaurant to the employees in the downtown area ...
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