Remarks by Chargé D’ Affaires Michael A. Newbill at the Closing Ceremony of U.S. Food Week

Raffles Hotel, Phnom Penh Wednesday, December 12, 2018 (as prepared for delivery) Welcome to the Closing Ceremony of U.S. Foods Week.  Thank you all for being here.  I would like to acknowledge HE Vath Chamroeun from the Ministry of Tourism for attending this evening. What is American cuisine? Hot dogs? Pizza? Buffalo wings? Tacos? Hoagies? ...
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National Day of Mourning President George H. W. Bush

National Day of Mourning President George H. W. Bush Wednesday December 5, 2018 The U.S. Embassy in Phnom Penh, Cambodia will be closed tomorrow, Wednesday December 5th.  As the nation mourns the loss of President George H. W. Bush, President Trump has taken official action to allow Federal Employees to join their fellow citizens in remembering ...
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Public Affairs Section Notice of Funding Opportunity-FY2019

Funding Opportunity Title:             U.S. Embassy Phnom Penh PAS Annual Program Statement Funding Opportunity Number:      PAS-CB-600-19-PAS-0003 Deadline for Applications:               Rolling Basis until September 1, 2019, see Section 4 for reviewing deadlines CFDA Number:                                19.040 – Public Diplomacy Programs Total Amount Available:                 $20,000 Maximum for Each Award:            $20,000 A.PROGRAM DESCRIPTION The U.S. Embassy ...
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Call for Proposals: The 2019 American Music Abroad – Harpeth Rising Band

Cambodia Funding Opportunity Number: CB-600-19-PAS-0004 Deadline for Applications: December 31, 2018 Catalogue of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 19.040 (Public Diplomacy Program) Total Funding: USD17, 000 Program Description: The U.S. Embassy Phnom Penh, Public Affairs Section announces an open competition for American and Cambodian non-profit organizations, universities, community organizations, and individuals that are already doing ...
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Town Hall with our Regional Social Security Administration Representative

U.S. Embassy Phnom Penh Invitation for U.S. Citizens: Town Hall with our Regional Social Security Administration Representative November 29, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. The U.S. Embassy in Phnom Penh is pleased to invite U.S. citizens to attend a town hall meeting with Regional Federal Benefits Officer Darrin Morgan, on Thursday, November 29, 2018, at 2:00 p.m. in Phnom ...
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Remarks by Ambassador William Heidt at “WE Next” Women’s Entrepreneurship Event

Raintree, Phnom Penh Wednesday, November 14, 2018 (as prepared for delivery) Thank you for that very kind introduction, Kate.  And it’s good to be working together again, Sovan. Thank you all for coming out tonight for what I hope will be an interesting – and very practical – discussion of the opportunities and challenges facing ...
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Opinion-Mike Pence: The United States seeks collaboration, not control, in the Indo-Pacific

By Mike Pence November 9 at 6:19 PM Mike Pence is vice president of the United States. Last year in Vietnam, President Trump laid out the United States’ vision for a free and open Indo-Pacific. This week, on the president’s behalf, I will lead a delegation to that region to discuss our progress on making this ...
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Remarks by Ambassador William Heidt at the Signing Ceremony with the Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts

National Museum, Phnom Penh Tuesday, November 6, 2018 (as prepared for delivery) Good afternoon colleagues from the media.  Thank you for all for coming out today. I would like to begin by thanking our distinguished guests for their presence here today:  H.E. Dr. Phoeurng Sackona, the Minister of Culture and Fine Arts; H.E. Kim Sedara, ...
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BUILD ACT briefing – Now

David Bohigian Executive Vice President, OPIC Telephonic Briefing November 6, 2018 Moderator:  Hi, good evening to everyone from the Asia Pacific Regional Media Hub in Manila.  Thank you for joining us.  And a thank you to David Bohigian for joining us so early from DC. David is the Executive Vice President of the U.S. Overseas ...
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Job Announcement: MEDICAL ASSISTANT-Personal Service Contractor (PSC) (Deadline: 23 November 2018 )

OPEN TO:                    All Qualified Candidates OPENING DATE:           6 November 2018 CLOSING DATE:           23 November 2018 The United States Peace Corps seeks a Medical Assistant (MA) to support the work of American volunteers working in rural areas throughout Cambodia.  Peace Corps  is a U.S. government agency that sends volunteers to assist in development. Learn more about ...
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2019 USDA Borlaug Fellowship Program for Cambodia (Deadline: December 31, 2018)

Deadline: December 31, 2018 The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is pleased to announce the 2019 Borlaug International Agricultural Science and Technology Fellowship Program (Borlaug Fellowship Program) for Cambodia. The Borlaug Fellowship Program promotes agricultural productivity, food security, and economic growth through collaborative research. The program offers training for agricultural research, leadership, and agricultural ...
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What is 16 Days Campaign?

16 Days campaign is also known as “16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign.” It runs from November 25 (International Day Against Violence against Women) to December 10 (International Human Rights Day). International Day Against Violence against Women was first declared in 1981 to commemorate the violent assassination of the Mirabal sisters on November ...
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Call for Proposals – Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation 2019 Small Grants Program (Deadline: December 1, 2018)

Federal Awarding Agency: U.S. Embassy Phnom Penh Announcement Type: Grant Notice Funding Opportunity Number: CB600-19-PAS-002 Funding Opportunity Title:  Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation Opportunity Category Discretionary Funding Instrument Type: Grant Catalogue of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 19.025 — Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation Application Deadline: December 1, 2018 Total Funding: Ranging from $10,000 to $200,000 Anticipated Award ...
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16 Days campaign against gender-based violence (GBV) (Deadline: November 19, 2018)

 USAID/Cambodia is calling on all youths in Cambodia to submit a creative visual response to the following question:  How can young people in Cambodia help prevent and respond to GBV? The competition winners will have the chance to: Lunch with key members of the U.S. Embassy Share their work in the globally distributed USAID Newsletters; ...
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Remarks by Deputy Chief of Mission Michael Newbill at the Combating Fake News Conference

Lyla Restaurant, Phnom Penh Wednesday, October 25, 2018 (as prepared for delivery) The institution of the press plays three important roles in the national life of a country. First, a free press has a responsibility to inform the public about local and national developments in an accurate and timely fashion – policy statements, investment plans, ...
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IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR OVERSEAS VOTERS

October 18, 2018 — Alexandria, Va. — The Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP) has become aware of reports that some overseas voters are unable to access their state’s online voter registration and election systems. This is primarily due to states blocking web traffic from foreign countries in an effort to increase the cybersecurity of their ...
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The 15th International Music Festival Phnom Penh under the Theme “Music and Migration”

Welcome to the 15th International Music Festival Phnom Penh with the festival’s theme of “Music and Migration” from November 1-4! This year Festival coincides with the celebration of 100th birth anniversary of the famous 20th Century American composer and conductor Leonard Bernstein. On November 1st at 7:00PM at Raffles Hotel Le Royal, there will be ...
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STOP. THINK. CONNECT: Keep Yourself Safe Online

People around the world are spending more time online than ever before. As more people use the Internet for online shopping, banking, financial management, and socializing, they also expose themselves to increased cyber risks. Online threats and cyber-attacks are a threat to the national and economic security of every nation. Because cybersecurity is important to ...
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Remarks by Ambassador William Heidt at the Plenary Session of Business Opportunities in Cambodian Agriculture

Rosewood Hotel, Phnom Penh Wednesday, September 26, 2018 (as prepared for delivery) Lok Chumteav Cham Nimul, Secretary of State at the Ministry of Commerce, and other colleagues from the Royal Government of Cambodia; Lok Okhnas, Lok Chumteav Okhnas, and other distinguished leaders from the Cambodian business communities: Mr. Allen Tan, Chairman of the American Chamber ...
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Remarks by Chargé D’Affaires Michael Newbill at the “Regional Conference Whither “The Indo-Pacific Strategy?” of CICP

Raffles Hotel, Phnom Penh September 20, 2018 (as prepared for delivery) Good morning everyone! First, I want to welcome all of the participants who have come from other countries to attend this conference. And of course, I especially want to thank Ambassador Pou Sothirak for his leadership and vision in pulling this conference together. It ...
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Community Solutions Program 2019

Application Deadline: October 31, 2018 The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce the Community Solutions Program 2019 competition. The Community Solutions Program, a fully funded four-month fellowship, is an opportunity to improve your leadership and management skills through online coursework, face-to-face training, and hands-on experience. Community Solutions offers you a ...
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Study of the United States Institute (SUSI) for Scholars on U.S. National Security Policymaking (Deadline: September 26, 2018)

Deadline for submission:  September 26, 2018 The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce a scholarship opportunity for the Study of the U.S. Institute (SUSI) for Scholars on U.S. National Security Policymaking – Winter 2019. SUSI for Scholars is an intensive post-graduate level academic program with an integrated study tour whose ...
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Job Opening: EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT-United States Peace Corps Cambodia (Deadline: September 17, 2018)

United States Peace Corps Cambodia Vacancy Announcement: Executive Assistant Personal Service Contractor (PSC) OPEN TO:                    All Qualified Candidates OPENING DATE:         August 29, 2018 CLOSING DATE:         September 17, 2018 The United States Peace Corps seeks an Executive Assistant (EA) to support the work of American volunteers working in rural areas throughout ...
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Fulbright U.S.-ASEAN Visiting Scholar Initiative – FY 2019

Application Deadline: October 31, 2018 The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce the FY 2019 competition for the Fulbright U.S.-ASEAN Visiting Scholar Initiative. Applications close at 12:00 p.m. on October 31, 2018. Program Description The Fulbright U.S.–ASEAN Visiting Scholar Initiative is open to university faculty, foreign ministry and government officials, ...
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Remarks by Ambassador William A. Heidt at the Dedication/Ribbon Cutting Ceremony of the Krakor Health Center in Pursat

Krakor District, Pursat August 14, 2018 (as prepared for delivery) H.E. Dr. Mam Bunheng, Minister of Health; H.E. Ly Thuch, Senior Minister and 1st Vice President of the Cambodian Mine Action and Victims Assistance Authority (CMAA); H.E. Dr. Mau Thaknin, Governor of Pursat Province; Mr. Ben Vanna, Mayor of Krakor District; Dr. Khoy Dy, Director ...
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Transcript of Telephonic Press Briefing with US Mission to ASEAN Charge d’Affaires a.i. Piper Campbell

Asia Pacific Media Hub August 7, 2018 Moderator: Hi, good morning from the Asia Pacific Regional Media Hub in Manila. I’d like to thank our participants from around the region for joining us today. After a busy weekend at the ASEAN Ministerial Meeting and other multilateral events in Singapore, U.S. Ambassador Piper Campbell, Chargé d’Affaires ...
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Security Alert: National Parliamentary Elections on July 29

Event: National parliamentary elections on July 29 Location: Cambodia, countrywide Released date: July 24, 2018 This security message is being issued to alert U.S. citizens residing in, or traveling to, Cambodia that the upcoming national parliamentary elections on July 29 may spark political gatherings, demonstrations, or movements of security personnel. Although recent political gatherings in ...
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Event: Business Opportunities in Cambodia’s Agriculture Sector – Phnom Penh, September 26-27, 2018

AmCham Cambodia, in coordination with the U.S. Embassy in Phnom Penh, will host a trade event focused on Cambodia’s rapidly evolving agriculture sector September 26-27, 2018. The objective is to help U.S. companies gain a deeper understanding of the sector, identify potential business opportunities and develop local contacts. This event provides an ideal opportunity for ...
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Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires Michael Newbill at the Opening of Moon Rock Exhibit

National Museum of Cambodia June 18, 2018 Your Excellencies CHUCH Phoeurn and PRAK Sonnara from the Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts; Your Excellency Dr. IM Koch from the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport; Mr. KONG Vireak, Director of the National Museum; Mr. Bertrand Porte from École Française d’Extrême-Orient; STEM Cambodia representatives; Ladies and ...
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Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires Michael Newbill at the U.S. Independence Day Celebration

June 15, 2018 Your Excellencies, distinguished representatives of the Cambodian government, fellow members of the diplomatic corps, members of the private sector, ladies and gentlemen. Thank you for coming! I also want to thank my wife, Angeline, for joining me here tonight, along with my Embassy colleagues, whose hard work made this unique event possible. ...
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Remarks by Ambassador William A. Heidt at the National Pitch Event for Technovation 2018

Institute of Technology of Cambodia, Phnom Penh May 20, 2018 Your Excellency Secretary of State Mr. Im Koch, Ministry of Education, Youth, and Sport; Ms. Kate Heuisler, Chief of Party, Development Innovations Project; Friends from the private sector who are partnering with us on this event; Distinguished ladies and gentlemen, Good morning everyone and welcome ...
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Remarks by Ambassador William A. Heidt at the Screening of American Documentary Film “Generation Startup”

Raintree, Phnom Penh May 16, 2018 Good evening everyone and thanks for coming! I am excited to be here tonight – in this space that was built precisely to support startups – for our first event of the year in our American Film Showcase exchange. Tonight we are very pleased to welcome Cheryl Miller Houser, ...
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Screening of American Documentary Film “Generation Startup”

Released on May 15, 2018 The U.S. Embassy in Phnom Penh is pleased to announce that American filmmaker Cheryl Miller Houser will be visiting Cambodia May 16-19, 2018, to screen her documentary film about young American entrepreneurs, called “Generation Startup.” The documentary film features the front lines of entrepreneurship in America, capturing the struggles and ...
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Remarks by Ambassador William A. Heidt at the ChemDry Grand Opening

Phnom Penh May 8, 2018 Mr. Joe Manuszak, Vice President of International Development, ChemDry International; Mr. Sokny Sao, Managing Director of ChemDry Cambodia; his wife and business partner, Mrs. Moniveark Sou; distinguished guests, ladies, and gentlemen. Thank you for inviting me to participate in this grand opening of ChemDry in Cambodia. I am delighted to ...
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Remarks by Ambassador William A. Heidt at the Top 100 Startup Contest in Cambodia

U.S. Ambassador’s Residence April 25, 2018 Congratulate the winners! Judges Choice: Goama (Gaming) Fan Favorite: Spare (Real Estate, Office Rental) Frontrunners: BookMeBus, Camboticket, (transport) Demine Robotics (demining) Thank Smart-Axiata CEO Thomas Hundt — sponsorship of TOP 100 contest and Echelon Summit in June in Singapore. Also Forte Insurance. Thank MPTC Secretary of State Kan Chanmeta ...
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Remarks by Ambassador William A. Heidt at Earth Day Solar Panel Launch Event

U.S. Embassy, Phnom Penh April 24, 2018 Good morning everyone, and thanks for joining us for our 2018 Earth Day celebration!  Today we are excited to officially launch the U.S. Embassy’s new solar panel system and to host our annual Recycled Products Bazaar and Farmers Market! Thank you especially to your Excellency Khut Chandara, Undersecretary ...
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American Hip Hop Team Visits Cambodia

Released on March 27- April 8, 2018 The U.S. Embassy in Phnom Penh is proud to sponsor a group of American hip hop performers and artists to Cambodia from March 27- April 8, 2018. The “Next Level” program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and implemented by the University of North Carolina at ...
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Remarks by Ambassador William A. Heidt at the AQUATOWER Inauguration Event in Kampong Speu

Hun Sen Chrey Hor Pnov High School, Kampong Speu March 22, 2018 Your Excellency Hun Many, President, Union of Youth Federations of Cambodia and Member of the National Assembly from Kampong Speu province; Mr. David Wigglesworth, CEO of the Cambodia Beverage Company; Mr. Mark Steele, CEO of Planet Water; Mr. Khut Khemrin, Head Master of ...
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Information Session for New Implementing Partners of the English Access Microscholarship Program 2018-2020

Registration Deadline: 11:59 PM, March 25, 2018 The Public Affairs Section at the U.S. Embassy in Phnom Penh will host an information session on the recruitment for the 2018-2020 English Access Microscholarship Program in Cambodia.  The information session will be held at the American Center of the U.S. Embassy on March 29, 2018 from 15:00 ...
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American English E-Teacher Program

Summer Term 2018: July 3 – August 28, 2018 Application Deadline: 11:59 PM, March 31, 2018 The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy Phnom Penh is pleased to announce the offering of American English E-Teacher Program to teachers and educators who are interested in participating in an online professional development course for 8-week, online ...
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Job Opening: Receiving Clerk

ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER: 025-18 OPEN TO: All Interested Candidates / All Sources The “Open To” category listed above refers to candidates who are eligible to apply for this position. The “Open To” category should not be confused with a “hiring preference” which is explained later in this vacancy announcement. POSITION: Receiving Clerk OPENING DATE: March 13, ...
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Integrating Critical Thinking Skills into the Educational Process in English as a Foreign Language (EFL) Classrooms

Program dates: August 2018 Application Deadline: 5:00 PM, March 25, 2018 The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy Phnom Penh is pleased to announce the recruitment for a two-week Integrating Critical Thinking Skills Program which will take place in the United States in August 2018. The Critical Thinking Skills Exchange Program is intended for ...
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U.S. Embassy and EducationUSA to Host Annual EducationUSA Fair 2018

Released on March 12, 2018 The U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce two upcoming 2018 EducationUSA Fairs. With support from the U.S. Embassy, EducationUSA Cambodia is organizing these Fairs to highlight U.S. educational opportunities for Cambodian students. The Fairs provide a unique venue for Cambodians to connect with U.S. institutions of higher learning and to ...
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Remarks by Ambassador William A. Heidt at the FUSAAC Major and Career Fair

Institute of Technology of Cambodia, Phnom Penh March 4, 2018 Your Excellency Dr. Im Koch from the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport; Ms. Hout Siekhuoy, President of the Fulbright and Undergraduate State Alumni Association of Cambodia and other members of FUSAAC; Students, parents, and volunteers; ladies and gentlemen. Good morning everyone and welcome to ...
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Remarks by Ambassador William A. Heidt at the Opening of Young Southeast Asian Leaders STEM Education Regional Workshop

Himawari Hotel, Phnom Penh February 28, 2018 Good morning everyone! Your Excellency Dr. Hang Chuon Naron, thank you for joining us today. YSEALI members from across ASEAN – Welcome to Cambodia and to the YSEALI Regional Workshop on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education! Pouk niset Khmae nuleynaw? Chraaln nah! Pouk Khmae chaalat dzieng gey! ...
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Remarks by Ambassador William A. Heidt at the Reception for Cambodia Science and Engineering Festival

Chief of Mission Residence, Phnom Penh February 27, 2018 Welcome H.E. Im Koch, Secretary of State at MOEYS, and other colleagues from the RGC; Amb Bill Longhurst and other colleagues from diplomatic community; representatives of the private sector, universities and other educational institutions, civil society, tech community; and of course Visal Phork (admin director of ...
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Young Southeast Asian Leaders STEM Education Regional Workshop

Released on February 27, 2018 The U.S. Embassy, in conjunction with The Asia Foundation and STEM Cambodia, will host the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) STEM Education Workshop. The opening ceremony will take place at 8 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018, in the Sunflower Ballroom at the Himawari Hotel. The U.S. Ambassador William Heidt ...
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EducationUSA Fair 2018

More than 20 representatives from U.S. colleges and universities will be available to speak with Cambodian students about degree programs, admission requirements, and scholarship opportunities in the United States at the EducationUSA Fair in Phnom Penh and Siem Reap. Other exhibitors at the fair will provide information about student visas, U.S. government exchange programs, and ...
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2018-2019 Fulbright Teaching Excellence and Achievement (TEA) Program

Deadline: March 31, 2018 The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce a call for applications for the 2018 Fulbright Teaching Excellence and Achievement (TEA) Program. This program will provide Cambodian teachers with unique opportunities to develop expertise in their subject areas, enhance their teaching skills, and increase their knowledge of ...
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Business Opportunities with U.S. Embassy Phnom Penh

The U.S. Embassy in Phnom Penh is pleased to inform you that business opportunities for the supply and delivery of a variety of commodities and/or services will routinely be announced on the Embassy’s website. Please check the Embassy’s website periodically for new procurement opportunities. https://kh.usembassy.gov/embassy/phnom-penh/business-opportunities/ This site contains information on all current solicitations and downloadable ...
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U.S. Embassy Announces Album Launch Concert for new album “Lovin’ USA: Yorn Young’s Journey Across America”

Released on December 14, 2017 The U.S. Embassy is proud to announce an album launch concert with Young Yorn this Friday, December 15, at 6 p.m. The event is free and open to the public and will be held at the Cambodia-Korea Cooperation Center (CKCC). Every audience member will receive a free copy of his ...
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U.S. Government Awards $350,000 to World Monuments Fund for Conservation of Phnom Bakheng Temple (Phase 5)

Released on December 12, 2017 The U.S. Embassy in Phnom Penh is pleased to announce that the Cultural Heritage Center for the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) of the U.S. Department of State has awarded $350,000 from the Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation to World Monuments Fund (WMF) for Phase 5 of the ...
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Remarks by Ambassador William A. Heidt at the Signing Ceremony for the AFCP Project on Conservation of Ethnographic Objects at Tuol Sleng Museum

Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum December 8, 2017 Good morning everyone and thank you very much for coming out this morning. In particular, I would like to thank His Excellency Chuch Phoeurn for his remarks and for being with us today to represent the Minister of Culture and Fine Arts. I would also like to recognize ...
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Signing Ceremony on Conservation of Ethnographic Objects at Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum

Released on December 8, 2017 The U.S. Embassy in Phnom Penh, in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts, will hold a signing ceremony for the Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation 2017 project on “Conservation of 20th-Century Ethnographic Objects” at Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum on Monday, December 11, 2017, at 9:30 a.m. The ...
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U.S. Embassy Announces Call for Proposals: For 2018 Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation

Released on November 28, 2017 The U.S. Embassy in Phnom Penh is pleased to announce the 2018 call for proposals for the U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) Small and Large Grants Programs. Applications may be submitted by any eligible non-commercial entity. The deadline for the Embassy to receive proposals is December 31, 2017. ...
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Notice of Funding Opportunity: Next Level Cambodia Program

Funding Opportunity Agency: U.S. Embassy Phnom Penh Funding Opportunity Title: Next Level Cambodia Funding Opportunity Number: CB-600-18-PAS-0005 Deadline for Applications: December 31, 2017 Catalogue of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 19.040 (Public Diplomacy Program) Total Funding: USD15,000 A. Program Description The U.S. Embassy Phnom Penh, Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Department of State announces ...
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Remarks by Deputy Chief of Mission Michael Newbill at the Tony Memmel and His Band concert

Institute of Foreign Languages of the Royal University of Phnom Penh November 25, 2017 Good evening! On behalf of the United States Embassy in Phnom Penh, I’d like to thank you all for attending tonight’s concert, featuring Tony Memmel and His Band. Tony Memmel and His Band are visiting Cambodia as part of their Asia ...
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U.S. Embassy Announces Demining Tender

Released on November 22, 2017 The U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for a $2 million, one-year grant to survey and clear unexploded ordnance in Eastern Cambodia for the 2018-2019 Fiscal Year, with the possibility that the grant could be extended for a second year. Eligible partners would use ...
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Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO): English Programs

Funding Opportunity Title: English Programs NOFO Funding Opportunity Number: CB600-18-PAS-002 Deadline for Applications: Rolling Basis until September 1, 2018, see Section 4 for reviewing deadlines CFDA Number: 19.040 – Public Diplomacy Programs Total Amount Available: $15,000 A. PROGRAM DESCRIPTION The U.S. Embassy Phnom Penh, Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Department of State announces an ...
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American Performers “Tony Memmel and His Band” to Visit Cambodia – November 24-30, 2017

Released on November 22, 2017 In honor of the U.S.-ASEAN 40th Anniversary and International Day of Persons with Disabilities on December 3, the U.S. Embassy in Phnom Penh is sponsoring a visit of the American musical group “Tony Memmel and His Band” to Cambodia from November 24-30. Tony, who was born missing his left forearm, ...
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Remarks by Ambassador William A. Heidt at the Global Entrepreneur Summit (GES) Reception

Ambassador’s Residence November 21, 2017 H.E. Ing Kantha Phavi, Charge’ Rajiv Kumar, Okhna Madam Lim Chiv Ho, Okhna Keo Mom, Ms. Pok Nanda, other distinguished guests, ladies, and gentlemen. Thank you all for coming to honor Cambodia’s seven member, all-female delegation to the upcoming Global Entrepreneur Summit, or “GES” as it’s called. 2nd women’s entrepreneurship ...
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Statement by the Press Secretary on Setbacks to Democracy in Cambodia

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary Released on November 16, 2017 The United States expresses grave concern about the Cambodian government’s dissolution of the country’s main opposition party, the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), based on meritless and politicized allegations that it participated in a conspiracy to overthrow the government. It is becoming ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Cambodia Supreme Court Decision

On November 16 2017, Cambodia’s Supreme Court is expected to rule on a motion to dissolve the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP). The Cambodian government has placed its security forces on alert in anticipation of potential demonstrations and protests in response to the decision. Expect a heightened security presence in Phnom Penh, especially around ...
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Call for Proposals – Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation: 2018 Small Grants Program

Federal Awarding Agency: U.S. Embassy Phnom Penh Announcement Type: Grant Notice Funding Opportunity Number: CB600-18-PAS-004 Funding Opportunity Title: Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation Opportunity Category: Discretionary Funding Instrument Type: Grant Catalogue of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 19.025 — Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation Application Deadline: January 5, 2018 Total Funding: Ranging from $10,000 to ...
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U.S. Embassy to celebrate 50th Anniversary of Jacqueline Kennedy’s Visit to Cambodia (1967 – 2017)

The U.S. Embassy in Phnom Penh, in collaboration with the Raffles Hotel Le Royal, will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the visit of former First Lady Jaqueline Kennedy to Cambodia in 1967. U.S. Ambassador to Cambodia William Heidt will cut a ribbon to open a photo exhibit about the First Lady’s visit to the Kingdom ...
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Op-Ed: Bringing Southeast Asia’s Tech Boom to Cambodia or “A To-Do List for Cambodia’s Tech Sector”

By Ambassador William A. Heidt Did you know that, after the United States and China, Southeast Asia is now the world’s hottest tech market?  Eight “unicorns” – startups valued at more than $1 billion –have emerged in the region, including Sea (Gaming, Singapore), GrabTaxi (Transportation, Malaysia), Tokopedia (Marketplace, Indonesia), and VNG (Gaming, Vietnam).  The region ...
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Remarks by Ambassador William A. Heidt at the CE SAIN Scholarship and Research Grant Ceremony

Royal University of Agriculture, Phnom Penh October 18, 2017 (as prepared for delivery) H.E. Veng Sokhon, Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Dr. Ngo Bunthan, Rector, Royal University of Agriculture Faculty, students, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen I’m delighted to be here this morning with Minister Veng Sokhon, Rector Dr. Ngo Bunthan and the students ...
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Cambodian Agriculture to Benefit from Exciting New Financing Resource

Released on October 17, 2017 Up to $15 million will soon be available to agricultural activities in Siem Reap, Battambang, Kampong Thom, and Pursat provinces as part of a new partnership between the U.S. Agency for International Development’s Development Credit Authority (DCA), AMK Microfinance Institution Plc, LOLC (Cambodia) Plc, and RMA Financial Services (Cambodia) Plc. ...
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Cambodian Water Sector to Benefit from New USAID Financing Activity

Released on October 12, 2017 The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced a new, three-year, US$ 3 million initiative that will help close financing gaps that fund universal water supply and sanitation services in Cambodia, today. The “Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Finance” (WASH-FIN) activity will help the private sector make piped water available to ...
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Remarks by Ambassador William A. Heidt at the Uber Cambodia Launch

Bopea Studios, Phnom Penh September 28, 2017 (As prepared for delivery) H.E. Pheng Sovicheano, Secretary of State, Ministry of Public Works and Transport; Mr. Brooks Entwistle, Chief Business Officer Asia Pacific, Uber Technologies, Inc.; Mr. Damian Kassabgi, Director, Public Policy, Asia Pacific, Uber Technologies, Inc.; Mr. Thomas Hundt, Chief Executive Officer, Smart Axiata Co., Ltd.; ...
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Remarks by Ambassador William A. Heidt at the Swearing-In Ceremony for the Eleventh Cohort of Peace Corps Cambodia Volunteers

Himawari Hotel, Phnom Penh September 15, 2017 (as prepared for delivery) Peace Corps staff, distinguished guests and most importantly the Peace Corps trainees and Volunteers, I am honored to participate in the swearing-in ceremony for the 11th cohort of Peace Corps Volunteers in Cambodia. Your Excellencies, your presence makes clear the importance our two countries ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Rising Tensions and Anti-American Rhetoric

Released on September 13, 2017 This security message is being issued to alert U.S. citizens residing in or traveling to Cambodia that recent developments, including the arrest of a political figure, the expulsion of an American NGO and its foreign staff, and anti-American rhetoric by officials, may raise the overall tensions in the country. Although ...
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Opening Statement by Ambassador William A. Heidt at a Press Availability

U.S. Embassy, Phnom Penh September 12, 2017 Thank you all for coming out today. I would like to make a brief statement, and then take questions. On September 2, I departed for the United States for an unplanned personal trip. Forty minutes after I departed, the Government arrested the opposition leader, Mr. Kem Sokha, on ...
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Remarks by Ambassador William A. Heidt at the AmCham Event on Cambodian Taxation Outlook & Plans for the Future

Himawari Hotel, Phnom Penh September 1, 2017 (as prepared for delivery) Your Excellency, Kong Vibol, Director General of the General Department of Taxation, and other representatives of the Cambodian government; H.E. Rajiv Kumar, Charge d’Affaires of the Embassy of India (and fellow parent of a 14-year old boy); AmCham President Mr. Charles Esterhoy, InCham President ...
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Remarks by Deputy Chief of Mission Michael Newbill at the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at the Borset Secondary School

Kampong Speu Province August 14, 2017 (as prepared for delivery) Your Excellencies, distinguished guests, Borset Secondary School children and staff, and citizens of Kampong Speu, thank you for inviting me to today’s ceremony. I am grateful to visit Kampong Speu and to meet the wonderful people who call this part of Cambodia home. Today as ...
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Remarks and Toast by Ambassador William A. Heidt at the U.S. Independence Day Celebration

InterContinental Hotel, Phnom Penh June 29, 2017 (as prepared for delivery) Your Excellency Ly Thuch, Senior Minister and Second Vice President of the Cambodian Mine Action and Victims Assistance Authority, Your Royal Highnesses, other distinguished representatives of the Cambodian government, fellow members of the diplomatic corps, the private sector, and civil society, ladies and gentlemen. ...
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Cloth Women’s Sanitary Pad and Eco Life Projects win YSEALI Seeds for the Future Grant competition

January 24, 2017 Congratulations to team Green Lady, with members Hok Sovanvotey, Mak Sovannaret, and Bui Thi Minh Ngoc, and Eco Life Cambodia, with members Krech Srey Neang, Sokh Chivorn, and Sam Leakna, who were selected from Cambodia as winners in the 2017 YSEALI Seeds for the Future Grant competition! Green Lady, a project to ...
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