President Donald J. Trump Announces Intent to Nominate Personnel to Key Administration Posts

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 17, 2018   President Donald J. Trump Announces Intent to Nominate Personnel to Key Administration Posts   President Donald J. Trump today announced his intent to nominate the following individuals to key positions in his Administration: David Stilwell of Hawaii, to be an ...
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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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U.S. Congressional Delegation Official Visit to Mongolia

September 17, 2018 For immediate release U.S. Congressional Delegation Official Visit to Mongolia A delegation of five Representatives of the Congress of the United States is visiting Mongolia from September 16 to September 18.  The bipartisan delegation is led by Representative Ted Yoho from Florida, Chair of the House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on ...
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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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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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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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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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MEDIA NOTE: Acting Assistant Secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Susan Thornton Travels to Canada, Mongolia, China, and Indonesia

Media Note Washington, DC January 12, 2018 Acting Assistant Secretary Susan Thornton will travel to Vancouver, Canada; Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia; Beijing, China; and Jakarta, Indonesia January 15-25. January 15-17, Acting Assistant Secretary Thornton will accompany Secretary Tillerson to Vancouver, Canada where he will co-host the Vancouver Foreign Ministers’ Meeting on Security and Stability on the Korean ...
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MCC Regional Deputy Vice President Visits Mongolia, Meets with Senior Government Officials on MCC Compact Development Progress

For Immediate Release December 6, 2017 Phone:  7007-6001 paspress@usembassy.mn   MCC Regional Deputy Vice President Visits Mongolia, Meets with Senior Government Officials on MCC Compact Development Progress   ULAANBAATAR, MONGOLIA, December 6, 2017 – MCC’s Regional Deputy Vice President Fatema Z. Sumar visited Mongolia this week to meet with Prime Minister Ukhnaagiin Khurelsukh, ...
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International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

Press Statement Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Washington, DC November 22, 2017 In observance of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (IDEVAW) on November 25 and the accompanying 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, the United States reaffirms its commitment to defending the rights of women and girls to ...
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U.S. Ambassador Galt to Depart Mongolia

On November 10, U.S. Ambassador Jennifer Zimdahl Galt will depart Mongolia after more than two years of service. Since arriving in 2015, the Ambassador has actively engaged with all segments of Mongolian government and society, and commemorated several important anniversaries, including the year-long celebration of the 30th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the United States ...
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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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PRESS RELEASE: American Film Showcase Joins the 9th Annual Ulaanbaatar International Film Festival

U.S. Embassy in Ulaanbaatar Public Affairs Section paspress@usembassy.mn Phone:  7007-6001 For Immediate Release October 6, 2017 American Film Showcase Joins the 9th Annual Ulaanbaatar International Film Festival Special Envoys: Stacey Ferreira (Entrepreneur); Tony Gerber (Filmmaker);  UBIFF: October 10-15, 2017 In celebration of the 9th Annual Ulaanbaatar International Film Festival (UBIFF), and in honor of the ...
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United States Donates Kindergarten to Bayanzurkh District 24

U.S. Ambassador to Mongolia Jennifer Zimdahl Galt today marked the opening of a U.S.-funded kindergarten in Bayanzurkh District 24 of Ulaanbaatar, joining Minister of Education, Culture, Science, and Sports (MECSS), Mr. G. Chuluunbaatar. According to recent reports by the World Bank and UNICEF, there are thousands of children across Mongolia, representing 20-30 percent of those ...
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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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MEDIA NOTE: The inaugural Hack UB hackathon

Media are invited to the inaugural Hack UB hackathon co-sponsored by the U.S. Embassy on Tuesday, August 8.  The hackathon supported the development of 10 innovative apps providing information about Ulaanbaatar’s businesses, transportation, and services for residents and visitors.  10 teams consisted of young Mongolian programmers and entrepreneurs will present their solutions to the media, ...
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PRESS RELEASE: Project Launch Event for “Improving Victim-Centered Investigations and Prosecutions of Trafficking in Persons Cases in Mongolia”

Ulaanbaatar, June 9, 2017 — The Asia Foundation, in cooperation with the Ministry of Justice and Home Affairs, announced the start of a new project today entitled “Improving Victim-Centered Investigations and Prosecutions of Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Cases in Mongolia.” This project will be implemented for two years in close partnership and coordination with the ...
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MEDIA NOTE: Opening ceremony of “Improving Victim-Centered Investigations and Prosecutions of Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Cases in Mongolia” project

EVENT: Opening ceremony of “Improving Victim-Centered Investigations and Prosecutions of Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Cases in Mongolia” project. The project will be implemented in partnership with the Ministry of Justice and Home Affairs and The Asia Foundation. WHEN: June 9, 2017 at 11:00 am WHERE: Best Western Premier Tuushin Hotel, 5th Floor – Soyombo Hall ...
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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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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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Millennium Challenge Corporation Visits Mongolia to Advance Partnership and Investment

[Ulaanbaatar, May 10, 2017] – A delegation from the U.S. government’s Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) led by Fatema Z. Sumar, Regional Deputy Vice President for Europe, Asia, the Pacific, and Latin America, visited Mongolia this week to discuss progress in developing an MCC compact with the government of Mongolia to prepare for approval in 2018. ...
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U.S. Convenes Summit of Asia’s Young Democracy Leaders in Ulaanbaatar

(May 3, 2017—Ulaanbaatar) The International Republican Institute formally opened a May 2-5 conference for emerging leaders from Mongolia, Burma, Bhutan, and Kyrgyzstan.  While in Ulaanbaatar, participants will have the opportunity to discuss democratic transitions, network with peers, and refine their advocacy skills.  The conference is part of the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Leaders ...
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United States Donates English Language Lab to Mongolia’s National Defense University

Public Affairs Section U.S. Embassy in Ulaanbaatar paspress@usembassy.mn  7007-6001 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 22, 2017 United States Donates English Language Lab to Mongolia’s National Defense University United States Ambassador to Mongolia Jennifer Zimdahl Galt today marked the installation of a state-of-the-art, U.S.-funded English language lab at Mongolia’s National Defense University (NDU), joining Mongolian Vice Minister of ...
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New U.S. High School Exchange Program Welcomes Mongolian Students

U.S. Embassy in Ulaanbaatar Public Affairs Office For Immediate Release PRESS RELEASE New U.S. High School Exchange Program Welcomes Mongolian Students Ulaanbaatar, February 2, 2017 – The U.S. Embassy in Ulaanbaatar is pleased to announce a new exchange program now open to Mongolian high school students.  The Future Leaders Exchange Program (FLEX) is an educational exchange program, ...
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United States-Mongolia Transparency Agreement to Enter into Force

This press release was originally posted on  ustr.gov . WASHINGTON, DC – At a ceremony in Washington today, United States Trade Representative Michael Froman and Mongolia’s Ambassador to the United States, Bulgaa Altangerel, signed and exchanged letters certifying that the United States and Mongolia have completed their respective applicable legal requirements and procedures for the Agreement ...
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U.S. Embassy and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Mongolia Unveil the Official Logo for the 30th Anniversary of U.S.-Mongolia Diplomatic Relations

Public Affairs Section U.S. Embassy in Ulaanbaatar pao@usembassy.mn   7007-6001 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE On December 23, U.S. Ambassador to Mongolia Jennifer Zimdahl Galt and State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs D. Davaasuren unveiled the official logo for the 30th anniversary of U.S.-Mongolia diplomatic relations. In addition to Ambassador Galt and Secretary Davaasuren, logo designer Ch. ...
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International Education Week Kicks Off with Record Number of Students Studying Abroad

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC November 14, 2016 From November 14-18, the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education will celebrate International Education Week (IEW), encouraging Americans and international students alike to seek opportunities to study abroad, make connections with peers in other countries, and ultimately to see themselves ...
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International Day of Democracy

Press Statement John Kerry Secretary of State Washington, DC September 15, 2016 On the International Day of Democracy, we remember that freedom and democracy remain the greatest safeguards to peace, security, and prosperity worldwide. More and more people around the world today are calling for representative governance that is rooted in the will of the ...
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Peace Corps Director Visits Mongolia to Celebrate 25th Anniversary

WASHINGTON, D.C., August 15, 2016 — Peace Corps Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet joined U.S. Ambassador to Mongolia Jennifer Zimdahl Galt at the swearing in of Mongolia’s newest cohort of volunteers on Saturday. The ceremony took place at Mongolia’s National Opera Theater during a celebration honoring 25 years of partnership between Mongolia and Peace Corps. “We are ...
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U.S. Department of State Launches Paralympians #WithoutLimits Social Media Campaign

In the lead up to the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, the U.S. Department of State, in collaboration with the International Paralympic Committee, is launching Paralympians #WithoutLimits , a social media campaign to raise awareness that persons with disabilities can and should be employed on an equal basis with others. With an estimated global ...
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State Department Releases Annual Fiscal Transparency Report

On July 28, 2016, the State Department released the 2016 Fiscal Transparency Report pursuant to section 7031(b) of the Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2016 (Div. K, P.L.114-113) (“the Act”). The report found that 76 of 140 governments reviewed by the Department met minimum requirements of fiscal transparency. Eight governments ...
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U.S. Increases Disaster Risk Reduction Support to Lessen Impact of Winter Emergency in Mongolia

The U.S. is providing nearly $800,000 in aid to help Mongolians mitigate the effects of the 2015-2016 winter emergency and develop systems to increase disaster preparedness. This new funding is in addition to $150,000 in humanitarian assistance provided to support logistics operations and the distribution of critical relief supplies to those affected by the winter ...
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U.S.-Funded Training Supports Efforts to Combat Domestic Violence

More than 30 representatives of Mongolian government agencies and Mongolia’s Law Enforcement University strengthened their ability to respond effectively to domestic violence during a June 20-24, 2016, U.S.-funded “training of trainers” course in Ulaanbaatar. The training featured international judicial and prosecution best practices presented by two visiting experts, Ramona Gonzalez, a U.S. judge who handles ...
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Secretary Kerry Hosts the 2016 Trafficking in Persons Report Launch Ceremony

Secretary of State John Kerry will unveil the 2016 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report at 10 p.m. on June 30, 2016 (ULAST), at the Department of State. As required by the Trafficking Victims Protection Act, the TIP Report assesses government efforts around the world to combat human trafficking. This year’s report, the 16th installment, includes ...
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U.S.-Funded Training Advances Efforts to Combat Human Trafficking

Mongolian law enforcement officials participated in U.S.-funded workshops in Ulaanbaatar June 14-22, 2016, focused on improving the investigation and prosecution of human trafficking cases. International experts conducted the training, with support from the Ministry of Justice. Over the seven days, the workshops focused on building advanced capacity to conduct victim-centered investigations and prosecutions, including techniques ...
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Mongolian Delegates to Attend 2016 Global Entrepreneurship Summit

The U.S. Embassy in Ulaanbaatar is pleased to announce that Mongolian entrepreneurs Khongorzul Bat-Ireedui and Amartaivan Budee will attend the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES), which will take place June 22-24, 2016 in Palo Alto, California. They will join more than 700 entrepreneurs from around the world along with investors, speakers, and leaders in the entrepreneurship ...
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Visiting U.S. Experts Strengthen Capacity to Combat Gender-Based Violence

With the support of visiting U.S. experts, Mongolian domestic violence shelter staff, government officials, and NGO leaders participated in consultations and workshops May 11-June 1, 2016, to develop and deploy a new, needs-based training curriculum for shelter staff on effective strategies to combat gender-based violence. The visiting experts launched their trip to Mongolia by conducting ...
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Global Peace Operations Initiative Promotes International Peacekeeping

The Department of State’s Bureau of Political-Military Affairs and the Department of Defense’s Office of the Secretary of Defense are co-hosting the tenth annual Global Peace Operations Initiative (GPOI) Worldwide Consultations at the State Department on June 15-17, 2016. Participants from the Department of State, Department of Defense, other key U.S. government organizations, and the United Nations are discussing the ...
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New United States Program in Support of Democratic Development in Mongolia

United States Secretary of State John Kerry announced a new $2.5 million program that will build Mongolia’s next generation of democratic leaders during his visit to the country on June 5, 2016. During his meeting with young Mongolian leaders in Ulaanbaatar, Secretary Kerry said that democracy gives people the best opportunity to have their voices ...
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The Professional Fellows Program: Empowering Emerging Leaders

The U.S. Department of State will convene its largest ever group of Professional Fellows in Washington, D.C., May 31-June 2, as 265 emerging global leaders from 43 countries conclude intensive month-long fellowship placements with state and local government offices, NGOs, media outlets, and businesses in 29 states across the United States. Nearly 100 of the ...
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Secretary Kerry’s Travel to France, Mongolia, and China

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Paris, France; Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia; and Beijing, China, June 2–8. Secretary Kerry will travel to Paris, France, June 2–4. The Secretary will participate in the French-hosted ministerial on Middle East peace, and meet separately with Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault to discuss the Counter-ISIL Coalition efforts in Iraq ...
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Entrepreneurship MOOC Released for English Language Learners Worldwide New Business and Entrepreneurship MOOC Released for English Language Learners W

The U.S. Department of State, in partnership with FHI 360 and the University of Pennsylvania, has released a new Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) for budding entrepreneurs around the world to obtain the English skills needed to work in an international arena. The English for Business and Entrepreneurship MOOC is currently open for enrollment and will begin on May 15. By ...
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State Department Names Winners of Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund

Sixty-one winning teams will harness their energy and potential to address global challenges with grants awarded through the U.S. Department of State’s Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund (AEIF). The AEIF competition provides grants to teams of past and current participants of U.S. government-sponsored international exchange programs. These grants will help teams carry out community service projects ...
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Call for Recommendations: 2016 Secretary of State’s Award for Corporate Excellence

On behalf of Secretary of State John F. Kerry, the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs is soliciting public input for recommendations for this year’s Secretary of State’s Award for Corporate Excellence (ACE) . Now in its 17th year, the ACE honors U.S. companies demonstrating leadership in their overseas operations, specifically recognizing U.S. firms that uphold the highest standards ...
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Global Connect Initiative High Level Event at World Bank Concludes

The U.S. Department of State and the World Bank Group brought together ministers, multilateral development bank leaders, and representatives from the technology industry and non-governmental organizations in Washington, DC, on April 14 to discuss the Global Connect Initiative, a multi-stakeholder effort launched by the U.S. Department of State in 2015 with the goal of bringing ...
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2015 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices

On April 13, 2016, Secretary Kerry submitted the 2015 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices (commonly known as the Human Rights Reports) to the U.S. Congress. The reports, now in their 40th year, document the status of human rights conditions in 199 countries and territories around the world. Mandated by Congress, the Human Rights Reports ...
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U.S.-Funded Training Aids Efforts to Combat Human Trafficking

Mongolian law enforcement officials participated in two U.S.-funded workshops in Ulaanbaatar March 14-17, 2016, 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 ...
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Application Period Open for Department of State and Environmental Protection Agency Embassy Air Quality Fellowship

Applications are now being accepted for a joint U.S. Department of State (DOS) and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) air quality monitoring fellowship program. This fellowship is a vital component of DOS and EPA’s collaborative efforts to help improve the availability of continuous air quality data worldwide. The fellows will volunteer for one year of ...
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Mongolian Delegation Launches Project to Combat Gender-Based Violence

Fifteen Mongolians traveled to Alaska January 18-28, 2016, to participate in the first phase of the U.S. government-funded “Combatting Gender-Based Violence in Mongolia” project. During the 11-day visit, representatives of the National Center Against Violence, the General Agency for Social Welfare, the National Police Agency, the Trauma Hospital’s One-Stop Crisis Center, domestic violence shelters, and ...
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2016 P3 Impact Award Applications Open

The U.S. Department of State Secretary’s Office of Global Partnerships (S/GP), along with Concordia and the  University of Virginia Darden School of Business Institute for Business in Society opened the application process for the third annual P3 Impact Award today, which honors exemplary public-private partnerships (P3s) from around the world. The P3 Impact Award was created by the three partners in 2014 to recognize P3s that are improving communities and the world in impactful ways. It ...
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U.S. Embassy Invites Press to Closing of U.S. Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) Project at Mongolian National Modern Art Gallery

The U.S. Embassy in Ulaanbaatar invites press to attend a ceremony to celebrate the closing of the project entitled “Cleaning of Fire Damaged Artworks,” which has been funded by the U.S. Department of State’s Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP).   The ceremony will begin at 16:00 and conclude at 17:00 on Wednesday, December 16, ...
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U.S. Embassy Launching Air Quality Monitoring Program

On December 16, 2015, the U.S. Embassy in Ulaanbaatar will formally launch an “Air Quality Monitoring Program” (AQMP).  The Embassy’s AQMP will include a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-certified measuring instrument (a MET One BAM 1020), a real-time air quality index website, and a Twitter feed.  The AQMP will continuously monitor and record the level ...
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Secretary Kerry to Release Report on International Religious Freedom

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will release the 2014 Annual Report on International Religious Freedom at 11:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 14, 2015. Secretary Kerry will introduce the report. Ambassador At Large for Religious Freedom David Saperstein will give remarks and take questions. The event will be open to the press and streamed live ...
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Ambassador Galt Presents Credential Letters to President Elbegdorj

Ambassador Jennifer Zimdahl Galt met with President Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj and presented her credentials as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to Mongolia.  The credentialing ceremony took place on October 5, 2015 at Government House in Ulaanbaatar. U.S. President Barack Obama nominated Ambassador Galt on May 7, 2015, and the U.S. Senate ...
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Top Army leaders throughout Pacific region gather for PACC/PAMS

DENPASAR, Indonesia—The 9th Pacific Armies Chiefs Conference (PACC IX) and 39th Pacific Armies Management Seminar (PAMS XXXIX) began with opening ceremonies in Denpasar, Indonesia, September 14. Army Chiefs of Staffs, senior land forces commanders from 26 of 38 countries throughout the Indo-Asia Pacific region and their Senior Enlisted Leaders are participating in the conferences September ...
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U.S. – Mongolia Consultations Focus on Lasting Partnerships

The Annual Bilateral Consultations (ABCs) between the Governments of Mongolia and the United States were held September 8 at the Mongolian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Ulaanbaatar. Daniel R. Russel, Assistant Secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, led the U.S delegation, which also included Deputy Assistant Secretary Susan Thornton and Millennium Challenge Corporation Managing ...
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Assistant Secretary Daniel Russel Travels to Burma, China, and Mongolia

From September 3-5, Assistant Secretary Russel will travel to Naypyidaw and Rangoon, Burma to meet with senior Burmese government officials, Aung San Suu Kyi, and civil society. While there, he will discuss preparations for the general elections that will be held on November 8, express U.S. support for the ongoing peace process, and encourage further ...
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U.S. and Mongolia Commemorate the 25th Anniversary of the Peace Corps Agreement

On July 31, Peace Corps Mongolia Country Director Darlene Grant and Foreign Minister L. Purevsuren commemorated the 25th Anniversary of the signing of the Peace Corps Agreement with Mongolia.  Former Foreign Minister Ts. Gombosuren, who signed the Peace Corps Agreement on behalf of the Government of Mongolia on August 2, 1990, and U.S. Ambassador Piper ...
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U.S. Delegation Celebrates Mongolia’s 25th Anniversary of Democratic Elections

On July 29-30, the U.S. Department of State’s Deputy Assistant Secretary (DAS) for Chinese and Mongolian Affairs and Taiwan Coordination, Susan A. Thornton, and the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (DASD) for East Asia, Abraham Denmark, attended the Commemoration of the 25th Anniversary of Democratic Elections in Mongolia.  DAS Thornton and DASD Denmark participated in ...
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United States and Mongolia Establish “Sister National Parks”

The U.S. Embassy congratulates America’s Yosemite National Park and the Mongolian Ministry of Environment, Green Development, and Tourism (MEGDT) on the signing of a sister parks agreement. U.S. Ambassador Piper Campbell and Vice Governor of Hovsgol Aimag Ch. Ochirkhuyag spoke at the July 18 signing ceremony, held at a picturesque venue in the foothills of ...
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USAID Supports Launch of Mongolian Tax and Customs E-Solutions

On July 1, United States Ambassador Piper Anne Wind Campbell and Mongolian Vice Minister of Finance, Purev Surenhav, celebrated the formal launch of the Value Added Tax (VAT) E-Invoice and Customs E-Payment Systems.  With support from the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Business Plus Initiative project, the General Department of Taxation (GDT) and Customs ...
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U.S. Government Builds Urban Search-and-Rescue Capacity in Mongolia

From June 22–26, the U.S. Government joined the Government of Mongolia and international partners to support the Asia-Pacific Earthquake Exercise in Ulaanbaatar.  The exercise aimed to improve national and regional disaster response capacity and focused on urban search-and-rescue (USAR) operations.  Representing the U.S. Agency for International Development’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA), USAR ...
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Readout of Vice President Biden’s Meeting with Prime Minister Chimed Saikhanbileg of Mongolia

Today, Vice President Biden met with Mongolian Prime Minister Chimed Saikhanbileg at the White House. In the meeting, the Vice President congratulated Mongolia on twenty-five years of democracy. The Vice President thanked Mongolia for its important contributions to Afghanistan and peacekeeping operations in South Sudan and elsewhere. Vice President Biden and Prime Minister Saikhanbileg discussed ...
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Ambassador Campbell Accompanying Prime Minister Saikhanbileg on Visit to the U.S.

From June 23 to June 27, Prime Minister Ch. Saikhanbileg is leading a delegation of Mongolian officials on a visit to Washington, D.C. and New York City.  Ambassador Piper Anne Wind Campbell is accompanying the Prime Minister on the Washington portion of the visit. The Prime Minister’s office has stated that the purpose of his ...
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Exercise Khaan Quest 2015

CAMP H.M. SMITH, Hawaii — Mongolian Armed Forces and U.S. Pacific Command have announced their participation in Exercise Khaan Quest 2015, scheduled to be held at Five Hills Training Area and the city of Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, June 20 – July 1. Khaan Quest is a regularly scheduled, multinational exercise co-sponsored by U.S. Pacific Command and ...
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U.S. and Mongolia Sign Agreement to Make Funds Available for Rural Development

On June 15, U.S. Ambassador Piper Campbell and Mongolian Minister of Finance J. Erdenebat took the necessary administrative steps to enable the establishment of a significant rural development initiative, supporting the people of Mongolia.  Specifically, Ambassador Campbell and Minister Erdenebat signed an amendment to expand the scope of an Agreement Between the Government of the ...
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Ambassador Campbell to Deliver Opening Address at Building Resilience of Mongolian Rangelands Conference

On June 9, Ambassador Piper Anne Wind Campbell will address the first interdisciplinary and international scientific conference on rangeland science ever to be organized in Mongolia. The two-day conference “Building Resilience of Mongolian Rangelands,” sponsored in part by the U.S. Embassy, unites researchers from the physical, biological and social sciences to discuss the complex issues ...
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USAID Launches New Disaster Risk Reduction Projects

On June 4 at the U.S. Embassy in Ulaanbaatar, Ambassador Piper Campbell and senior officials from USAID, Mercy Corps, and the National Institute of Mongolia — held an official ceremony to launch two disaster risk reduction projects to assist Mongolia in preparation for natural disasters.  Ambassador Campbell opened the ceremony by noting, “Disaster risk reduction ...
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Statement from the U.S. Millennium Challenge Corporation on the Visit of CEO Dana J. Hyde to Mongolia

Today, the U.S. Government’s Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) CEO Dana J. Hyde and Deputy Vice President Fatema Z. Sumar met with Mongolian President Elbegdorj, Prime Minister Saikhanbileg, Speaker of Parliament Enkhbold, and Foreign Minister Purevsuren to discuss development of the country’s new compact and impacts and sustainability from the country’s first compact.  The discussions focused on ...
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United States and Mongolia Hold Economic Discussions in Support of Trade and Investment Cooperation

This week, senior U.S. and Mongolian government representatives held a series of discussions that reaffirmed the mutual commitment to expanding trade and economic cooperation between the United States and Mongolia.  On May 18, Ambassador Robert W. Holleyman II, Deputy United States Trade Representative, served as the U.S. side’s chair for the U.S.-Mongolia Trade and Investment ...
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USAID Supports Development of Arbitration Best Practices in Mongolia

On May 20-21, USAID-funded Business Plus Initiative Project (BPI) project is partnering with the Ministry of Justice, the Singapore International Arbitration Center (SIAC), and the Mongolian Bar Association to host a workshop in Ulaanbaatar entitled “SIAC Arbitration Training Video Workshop: Practical Guide to International Arbitration.” This workshop aims to demystify international arbitration by teaching participants ...
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Joint Statement from U.S.-Mongolia TIFA Talks

Today, senior U.S. Government officials and officials from the Government of Mongolia convened in Ulaanbaatar to resume the Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA)—talks last held in 2008. TIFA serves as an important forum for fostering the U.S.-Mongolia trade and investment relationship. With the celebration of the 25th anniversary of Mongolia’s “decision for democracy,” these ...
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U.S. Delegation Led by Deputy U.S. Trade Representative Ambassador Holleyman Restarts Trade and Investment Framework Talks in Mongolia

On May 18, U.S. and Mongolian government officials will meet in Ulaanbaatar to restart Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA) talks after a seven-year hiatus.  The TIFA Talks offer the United States and Mongolia a key venue to deepen our long-standing cooperation on a number of bilateral trade issues.  Specifically, the TIFA lets the U.S. and ...
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White House Nominates Jennifer Zimdahl Galt to Be Next U.S. Ambassador to Mongolia

WASHINGTON, DC – On May 6, President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate Jennifer Zimdahl Galt as the next U.S. Ambassador to Mongolia. Jennifer Zimdahl Galt, a career member of the Foreign Service, class of Minister-Counselor, currently serves as Principal Officer at the U.S. Consulate General in Guangzhou, China, a position she has held ...
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U.S. to Assume Arctic Council Chair

Today, Secretary of State John Kerry is traveling to Iqaluit, Canada, to attend the biennial Arctic Council Ministerial, where he will begin a two-year term as Chairman of the Arctic Council. Secretary Kerry will present the 2015-2017 U.S. Arctic Council chairmanship program, “One Arctic: Shared Opportunities, Challenges, and Responsibilities,” to the seven other Arctic Member ...
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U.S. Government Supports Disaster Risk Reduction in Mongolia

The U.S. Government is partnering with Mercy Corps and World Vision to help disaster responders and communities in Mongolia better prepare for dzuds, earthquakes, fires, and other disaster events. The U.S. Government, through USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA), is providing approximately $580,000 to the two non-governmental organizations to implement programs focusing on ...
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Press Release on U.S. Citizen Justin Kaplas’ Pardoning

We have seen the reports that on February 26th, 2015, President Elbegdorj issued an official pardon to the three defendants in the South Gobi Sands trial, including American citizen Justin Kapla.  We appreciate President Elbegdorj’s action. Mr. Kapla’s lawyers have confirmed that he has been released from detention.  We understand that resolution of this case ...
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Press Release on U.S. Citizen Justin Kapla’s Hearing

On January 30, 2015, a Mongolian panel of judges convicted U.S. citizen Justin Kapla of tax evasion charges.  Several Embassy officials attended the trial, including Ambassador Piper Campbell, and noted that there were interpretation problems during the trial.  Because of these problems, the defendants stated during the trial that they could not understand the interpretation, ...
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