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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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USAID Supporting Women’s Livelihood Bond To Benefit 385,000 Women in Southeast Asia

Released on August 7, 2017 More than 385,000 Cambodian, Vietnamese and Filipino women are expected to benefit from an $8-million Women’s Livelihoods Bond guaranteed by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). The bond will provide the women with access to credit, market linkages, and affordable goods and services to help their companies grow. The ...
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U.S. Department of State’s First Sports Envoy on Skateboarding to Visit Cambodia

The U.S. Embassy in Phnom Penh is pleased to inform members of the media that the U.S. State Department first sports envoy for skateboarding, Neftalie Williams, will be visiting Phnom Penh August 2-6. Neftalie Williams is currently a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Waikato, New Zealand. This Sports Envoy program aims to develop mutual ...
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American Film Showcase Comes to Cambodia – Public Screening

Released on May 18, 2017 The U.S. Embassy in Phnom Penh is hosting a cultural exchange from May 19-24 featuring U.S. filmmakers Robin Hauser and Heather Courtney..  This program is part of the U.S. State Department’s American Film Showcase initiative, which brings American films and artists together with audiences worldwide. Ms. Courtney and Ms. Hauser ...
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Deputy Assistant Secretary of State W. Patrick Murphy to visit Cambodia

Released on April 25, 2017 Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs W. Patrick Murphy will travel to Phnom Penh, Cambodia, on April 25 for meetings with the Cambodian government, opposition, civil society, and private sector.  Deputy Assistant Secretary Murphy will also participate in a conversation with members of the Young ...
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USAID Cambodia Launches New Support to Cambodia’s National Election Committee

Released on April 6, 2017 The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) today announced a new grant to support the work of the National Election Committee (NEC) to administer Cambodia’s 2017 and 2018 elections.  The two-year, $1.8 million Cambodia Election Management Project, awarded to the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES), will help the NEC ...
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United States Announces New Contribution to Help Preserve Cambodia’s Historical Documents

Released on April 3, 2017 The U.S. government announced $5.8 million in additional endowment support to the Documentation Center of Cambodia (DC-Cam) that will boost the sustainability of the organization and its efforts to promote national peace and reconciliation through the preservation (both physically and digitally) of Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge-era historical records. Since the endowment ...
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Screening of the Award-Winning Documentary Film “A Plastic Ocean”

Released on March 17, 2017 The U.S. Embassy in Phnom Penh invites members of the media to attend the screening of the award-winning documentary film “A Plastic Ocean,” a feature-length documentary that addresses the impact humans have on the environment, as well as possible solutions.  The screening will take place Wednesday, March 22, 2017, at ...
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New Effort to Help Heal the Effects of Violence through Art

Released on March 15, 2047 The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is proud to announce its support for “Phka Sla Krom Angkar” – an innovative and creative dance project that promotes peace and reconciliation throughout Cambodia by the artistic depiction of gender-based violence under the Khmer Rouge.  This project is managed by a consortium ...
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Statement by the United States on Amendments to Cambodia’s Political Party Law

Released on February 20, 2017 The United States is deeply concerned about the amendments to Cambodia’s Law on Political Parties passed by the National Assembly on February 20 with little consultation or public debate. The amendments give the government broad authority to restrict freedom of expression and the legitimate activities of political parties and, under ...
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New Partnership to Improve Health in Cambodia

Released on February 15, 2017 The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) signed two memoranda of understanding with the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) that will provide a framework for the U.S. government (USG) agencies to work in partnership with KOICA to support activities under ...
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USAID and IFAD sign Agreement to Support Cambodian Agricultural Development

Released on February 2, 2017 The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) signed a Memorandum of Understanding on January 27, 2017, that solidifies two agencies’ partnership and commitment to support of the Royal Government of Cambodia’s Agricultural Strategic Development Plan. The agreement will oversee the development ...
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Ambassador Heidt Tours U.S.-Supported Operations in Ratanakiri Aimed at Eliminating Landmines and Unexploded Ordnance

Released on January 5, 2017 Ambassador William Heidt visited the field operations of Norwegian People’s Aid (NPA) in Ratanakiri province on Thursday, where he saw ongoing work supported by the U.S. government to eliminate unexploded ordnance (UXO) and landmines.  The Ambassador was invited to tour the region by Senior Minister Ly Thuch, Secretary General of ...
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Ending AIDS in Cambodia

Joint op-ed column to mark World AIDS Day by William A. Heidt, U.S. Ambassador to Cambodia, and Marie-Odile Emond, UNAIDS Country Director December 1, 2016 Thirty-five years have passed since the first official report identifying the disease that is now known as AIDS was published in the United States.  In that time, 35 million people ...
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U.S. Embassy and Westec Media present an IPR Awareness Event

Released on November 29, 2016 The U.S. Embassy in Phnom Penh, in collaboration with Westec Media Ltd. and Legend Cinema, will jointly host an intellectual property rights (IPR) awareness event and an advance screening of a Hollywood film on November 30. The event is intended to underscore the importance of upholding intellectual property rights around ...
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U.S. Embassy Statement on Today’s Judgment by the Extraordinary Chambers of the Court of Cambodia

Released on November 23, 2016 The United States welcomes today’s final judgment by the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) in Case 002/01 against Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan upholding their convictions for crimes against humanity, persecution on political grounds, and other inhumane acts related to the forced evacuation of Phnom Penh in ...
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Report: More Cambodians Studying in the United States

Released on November 17, 2016 The 2016 Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange, which was released this week, finds that the number of international students at U.S. colleges and universities surpassed one million for the first time during the 2015-16 academic year—an increase of seven percent from the previous year to a new high ...
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U.S. Embassy Announces Call for Proposals For 2017 Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation

Released on November 17, 2016 The U.S. Embassy in Phnom Penh is pleased to announce the 2017 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, 2016. ...
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U.S. and Cambodian Forces Combine for CARAT Cambodia 2016

Released on October 31, 2016 U.S. and Royal Cambodian Navy (RCN) service members kicked off the seventh-annual Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) exercise in Cambodia with an opening ceremony at Ream Navy Base on October 31.  Held consecutively since 2010, CARAT Cambodia is a bilateral training exercise to increase cooperation and enhance maritime security ...
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Delegations from the United States and the Lower Mekong Initiative Countries to Meet for Regional Working Group

Released on October 17, 2016 U.S. Ambassador to Cambodia William A. Heidt will give remarks at the opening of the 9th Lower Mekong Initiative (LMI) and Friends of the Lower Mekong (FLM) Regional Working Group on October 19 at the Sokha Hotel in Phnom Penh.  Initiated by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her ...
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USS Germantown Arrives in Cambodia

Released on October 17, 2016 The Whidbey Island-class amphibious dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42) arrived at Sihanoukville, Cambodia, for a scheduled port visit, October 16. Germantown and the embarked Combat Logistics Battalion of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) arrived in Sihanoukville after completing PHIBLEX 33 in the Republic of the Philippines. “Moving ...
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Youth from Cambodia, Burma, Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam Come Together for “TechCamp H2.0”

Released on September 24, 2016 Fifty members of the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) – U.S. President Barack Obama’s signature program for youth networking and leadership development in the region – recently completed “TechCamp H2.0: Supporting Healthy Waterways in the Lower Mekong,” a two-day workshop where participants learned how to harness technology to develop ...
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U.S. Embassy Hosts “TechCamp H2.0” for Youth from Cambodia, Burma, Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam

Released on September 22, 2016 U.S. Ambassador William Heidt will give opening remarks at “TechCamp Cambodia H2.0: Supporting Healthy Waterways in the Lower Mekong” on Saturday, September 24, 2016, at 9 a.m., at Raintree Cambodia (#299 Preah Ang Duong/Street 110, Khan Daun Penh, Sangkat Wat Phnom). His Excellency Eang Sophalleth, Under Secretary of State for ...
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Launch of the Center of Excellence on Sustainable Agricultural Intensification and Nutrition

Released on September 20, 2016 U.S. Ambassador to Cambodia William Heidt will participate in a ceremony to launch the Center of Excellence on Sustainable Agricultural Intensification and Nutrition (CE SAIN) at the Royal University of Agriculture on Thursday, September 22, at 9 a.m.  The Center will foster private sector innovation, coordinate agricultural research, education and ...
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Joint Statement on Human Rights Situation in Cambodia

Delivered by Ambassador Keith Harper, Representative of the United States to the United Nations Human Rights Council Mr. President, I have the honor to read this statement on behalf of a group of 36 states including: Albania, Australia, Canada, Japan, Macedonia, Norway, Switzerland, the 28 EU member states, and the United States. We note Cambodia’s ...
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Peace Corps Cambodia to Hold Swearing-In Ceremony for New Volunteers

Released on September 14, 2016 U.S. Ambassador to Cambodia William Heidt will swear in 69 Americans as members of the tenth cohort of Peace Corps Cambodia volunteers during a special ceremony 8:30 a.m., Friday, September 16, at the Himawari Hotel in Phnom Penh. The swearing-in ceremony for the newest group of Peace Corps volunteers coincides ...
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University of Arizona and AUPP to Sign Dual Degree Partnership Program

Released on August 30, 2016 U.S. Ambassador to Cambodia William Heidt will witness an official signing ceremony to establish a dual degree partnership program between the American University of Phnom Penh (AUPP) and the University of Arizona. The new academic partnership program will provide a high-quality U.S. education to Cambodian students, allowing them to earn ...
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USAID Announces Project to Promote Healing and Reconciliation for Victims of Torture of the Khmer Rouge

Released on August 16, 2016 The U.S. government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) , announced a new award to Transcultural Psychosocial Organization Cambodia (TPO) to provide innovative mental health therapies and healing methods for individuals and communities in 15 provinces who continue to face trauma from their experiences during the Khmer Rouge ...
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Government and Wildlife Conservation Society to Sign Follow-On Agreement to Disney Carbon Credit Sale

Released on August 8, 2016 A project agreement that will oversee the use of the funds generated by Cambodia’s carbon credit sale to the Disney Company will be signed by the Royal Government of Cambodia and the Wildlife Conservation Society at 3:00 p.m. on August 11, 2016 at the Mok Mareth Conference Hall in the ...
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Assistant Secretary of State Tom Malinowski to Visit Cambodia

Released on July 13, 2016 Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor (DRL) Tom Malinowski will visit Cambodia July 18-19 to underscore the importance of human rights in the U.S.-Cambodia relationship. On July 18, Assistant Secretary Malinowski will meet with government officials, opposition party members, local civil society groups, and representatives from ...
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New USAID Project to Assist Cambodian Civil Society

Released on July 12, 2016 A new project to strengthen the organizational and technical capacity of Cambodian civil society organizations and grassroots networks was announced on July 7 by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).  The Cambodian Civil Society Strengthening (CCSS) project, awarded to the East West Management Institute, will help civil society organizations ...
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Statement on the Death of Dr. Kem Ley

Statement by John Kirby , Assistant Secretary and Department Spokesperson, Bureau of Public Affairs; on the Death of Prominent Cambodian Political Commentator Dr. Kem Ley Washington, DC July 10, 2016 We are deeply saddened and concerned by reports of the tragic killing of prominent Cambodian political commentator Dr. Kem Ley.  We offer our sincere and profound condolences ...
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U.S. Department of State Announces First-Ever NBA-WNBA Sports Envoy Program to Cambodia

Released on July 8, 2016 The U.S. Department of State, in collaboration with the National Basketball Association (NBA) and Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA), will send Wayne Ellington and Sue Wicks as Sports Envoys to Phnom Penh, Cambodia, July 12–17.  The Sports Envoys will develop skills and generate even more interest in Cambodia for one ...
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Duty Free Access for Travel Goods Made in Cambodia

Released on July 6, 2016 On June 30, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) announced a major expansion of trade preferences that stands to bring significant benefits to Cambodia.  Under the new changes to the U.S. Generalized System of Preferences (GSP), Cambodia and other Least Developed Beneficiary Developing Countries (LDBDCs) as well as ...
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Cambodia Upgraded to Tier 2 Status in 2016 Trafficking in Persons Report

Released on July 1, 2016 U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry officially announced the release of the 2016 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report on June 30, 2016 in Washington, DC.  As required by the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA), the TIP Report assesses governments around the world on their efforts to combat modern slavery.  Cambodia ...
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US, Cambodia Commence Pacific Angel 16 Humanitarian Assistance Mission

Released on June 8, 2016 At the invitation of the Cambodian government, the United States and Cambodia militaries will conduct humanitarian assistance events and military to military subject matter expert exchanges from June 6 – 18, 2016, in Kampot Province, Cambodia, as part of Pacific Angel 2016. During this mission, approximately 80 members of the ...
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USAID and U.S. Treasury Develop New Project for Public Financial Management Reform in Cambodia

Released on May 11, 2016 U.S. Ambassador William A. Heidt and Minister of Economy and Finance His Excellency Aun Porn Moniroth launched a new initiative today to support Cambodia’s efforts to improve fiscal transparency and accountability in the management of its public finances. The initiative, jointly developed by USAID and the U.S. Treasury Office of ...
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Briefing with Director of Banknotes at the Board of Governors of the U.S. Federal Reserve System

Released on May 5, 2016 Michael Lambert, Director of Banknotes at the Board of Governors of the U.S. Federal Reserve System, will visit Cambodia May 9-10 to raise awareness about educational resources available in English and Khmer for users of U.S. dollars.  Mr. Lambert will provide a briefing to the Cambodian media on Tuesday, May ...
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U.S. and Cambodian Nonproliferation Experts Hold Workshop on International Nuclear Safeguards

Released on April 28, 2016 An international workshop on Nuclear Safeguards and the Additional Protocol, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA), concluded today at the Sunway Hotel.  The event was hosted by the Cambodian Ministry of Mines and Energy (MME) and included the participation of MME Deputy Director General ...
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Secretary Kerry to Join World Leaders in Signing of the Paris Agreement to Address Climate Change

Released on April 22, 2016 On Friday, April 22, Secretary of State John Kerry will join a record number of global leaders at a historic high-level signing ceremony for the Paris Agreement at the United Nations headquarters in New York.  This ceremony, convened by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, is the first step in implementing the ...
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U.S. Ambassador Joins Cambodian Officials for Helicopter Flight over Prey Lang Forests

Released on April 12, 2016 U.S. Ambassador William A. Heidt will return from a helicopter flight over the Prey Lang Forest on Monday, April 18, 2016, landing at 12:30 p.m.on the grounds of the Sofitel Phnom Penh Phokeethra Hotel (26 Old August Site, Sothearos Boulevard, Phnom Penh).  Joining Ambassador Heidt on this trip will be ...
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U.S. Embassy Supports Training Program on Election Coverage for Cambodian Journalists

Released on April 11, 2016 The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ), with funding and support from the U.S. Embassy in Phnom Penh, is seeking Cambodian journalists to participate in a training program on election coverage.  The training program will offer a six-week online course to approximately 25 political reporters from a wide range of broadcast, ...
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USAID Signs Agreement for Public Health and Education; Agriculture and Environment Programs

Released on March 30, 2016 On March 30, 2016, at the Council for Development of Cambodia, the United States and the Royal Government of Cambodia signed two new bilateral agreements that will provide $35 million from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) for programs in health, education, agriculture, and environment.  This is the first ...
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U.S., Cambodian Forces Partner for Angkor Sentinel 2016

March 14, 2016 U.S. and Cambodian forces officially opened Angkor Sentinel 2016, an annual bilateral military exercise hosted by the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces and sponsored by the U.S. Army Pacific, during a ceremony March 14 at the Training School for Multinational Peacekeeping Forces in Kampong Speu Province, Cambodia. This year marks the seventh iteration ...
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Dana Tai Soon Burgess Dance Company to Tour Cambodia with Support of U.S. Embassy and Sophiline Arts Ensemble

Released on March 11, 2016 The acclaimed Dana Tai Soon Burgess Dance Company (DTSBDC), based in Washington, DC, will visit Cambodia from March 12-19, 2016, in a program sponsored by the U.S. Embassy and supported by Sophiline Arts Ensemble. On Friday, March 18 at 7 p.m., DTSBDC and Sophiline Arts Ensemble will host a free ...
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U.S. Embassy and EducationUSA to Host Annual EducationUSA Fair 2016

Released on February 17, 2016 The U.S. Embassy in Phnom Penh and EducationUSA Cambodia will jointly host the EducationUSA Fair 2016 on Thursday, February 18, 2016, from 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm, in the Grand Ballroom of the Intercontinental Hotel in Phnom Penh. Sixteen representatives from U.S. colleges and universities will be available to speak ...
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Cambodia-U.S. 3rd Trade and Investment Dialogue

Raffles Hotel Le Royal February 5, 2016 Cambodia and the United States held discussions today under the Trade and Investment Agreement (TIFA) in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. The TIFA meeting represents the two countries’ shared commitment to further building to their economic relationship. The meeting was co-chaired by Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Southeast Asia and ...
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U.S. Embassy Statement on Victory Day

Released on January 7, 2016 Cambodia’s Victory Day on January 7 marks the liberation of Phnom Penh from the Khmer Rouge, one of the most unambiguously evil regimes in history. Victory over the Khmer Rouge is a victory shared by all Cambodians. Today, we wish to express our grief for the loss of nearly two ...
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U.S. Ambassador William Heidt Presents Credentials

Released on December 2, 2015 Ambassador William Heidt presented his credentials as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Kingdom of Cambodia to Samdech Vibol Sena Pheakdey Say Chhum, Acting Head of State and President of Cambodian Senate, on Wednesday morning, December 2, 2015, during a ceremony at the Senate ...
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Report Shows Significant Increase in the Number of Cambodians Studying in the United States

Released on November 19, 2015 According to the recently released annual Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange, the number of international students at institutions of higher education in the United States increased by 10 percent to a record 974,926 students in the 2014/15 academic year. The report also shows the number of Cambodians studying ...
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Peace Corps Cambodia to Hold Swearing-In Ceremony for New Volunteers

Released on September 22, 2015 Deputy Chief of Mission Julie Chung will swear in 64 Americans as members of the ninth cohort of Peace Corps Cambodia volunteers during a special ceremony on Friday, September 25, beginning at 9:00 a.m. at the U.S. Embassy in Phnom Penh.  U.S. Ambassador-Designate William A. Heidt will deliver welcoming remarks. ...
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WECREATE Cambodia Launches New Women’s Entrepreneurship Center in Phnom Penh

Released on September 17, 2015 The U.S. Embassy in Phnom Penh is pleased to invite members of the media to attend the grand opening of the WECREATE Cambodia Center on Friday, September 18, beginning at 10:15 a.m., located at No.14, Street 322, Sangkat Boeung Keng Kang 1, Khan Chamkamorn, Phnom Penh.  While pre-registration is not ...
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Private Sector, Civil Society Convene to Promote Clean Energy Investment in Cambodia

Released on September 17, 2015 Businesses, financial institutions and civil society organizations from Cambodia’s clean energy sector met today to accelerate clean energy investment and share knowledge about Cambodia’s emerging industry trends in clean energy, particularly solar power. With support from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the Private Financing Advisory Network (PFAN-Asia) and ...
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USAID and NASA Launch Technology for Development Project in Lower Mekong

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) today launched “SERVIR-Mekong,” a project to promote the use of satellite imagery to help Asia’s Lower Mekong region better predict and cope with floods and other SERVIR-Mekong, funded by USAID and NASA and implemented by the Asian Disaster ...
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United States Supports ASEAN Youth Volunteer Program Training in Cambodia

Released on August 26, 2015 Supported by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and implemented through a partnership between the Royal University of Phnom Penh and the University Kebangsaan Malaysia, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Youth Volunteer Program (AYVP) will close a month of activities to develop skills as eco-leaders and volunteers ...
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Soldier Missing From Vietnam War Accounted For

Released on August 25, 2015 On August 21, the U.S. Department of Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced that the remains of a U.S. serviceman, missing from the Vietnam War, have been identified and will be buried with full military honors. Army Maj. Dale W. Richardson, 28, of Mount Sterling, Illinois, will be buried August ...
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USAID Launches New Project to Help Parties Resolve Labor Disputes

Released on August 6, 2015 The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced today a new grant to promote and protect labor rights in Cambodia by empowering parties to fairly and peacefully resolve labor disputes. The Upholding Labor Rights for Women and Men in Cambodia Project, awarded to the Labor Arbitration Council Foundation (ACF), will ...
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Telephonic Press Briefing with Rose E. Gottemoeller, Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security U.S. Department of State

Released on August 3, 2015 Please join us on Monday, August 10th, 2015 for a telephonic press briefing with U.S. Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security Rose E. Gottemoeller. Under Secretary Gottemoeller will discuss the importance of youth involvement in the difficult task of nuclear disarmament. The briefing will take place ...
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U.S. Government Awards $450,000 to the World Monuments Fund for Conservation of Phnom Bakheng Temple (Phase 4)

Released on July 31, 2015 The U.S. Embassy in Phnom Penh is pleased to announce that the Cultural Heritage Center for the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ACA) of the U.S. Department of State has awarded $450,000 to the World Monuments Fund for conservation of the 10th‐century temple of Phnom Bakheng (Phase 4). Cambodia ...
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U.S. Pacific Command Supplies Medical Lab Equipment to Support Public Health in Cambodia

Released on July 29, 2015 The U.S. Pacific Command (PACOM) will be providing medical lab equipment to the Ministry of Health at the National Blood Transfusion Center (NBTC) on July 31, 2015.  An official ceremony will be held in recognition of the United States’ support for the safe and effective delivery of blood services as ...
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Cambodia Remains on Tier 2 Watch List in 2015 Trafficking in Persons Report

Released on July 28, 2015 On July 27, 2015, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry released the 2015 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report in Washington, DC.  As required by the Trafficking Victims Protection Act, the TIP Report assesses governments around the world on their efforts to combat modern slavery.  The 15th annual TIP Report includes ...
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U.S. Embassy Phnom Penh Statement on the Conviction of 11 CNRP Activists

Released on July 25, 2015 The United States is closely monitoring the case of the 11 CNRP activists convicted of insurrection arising out of July 2014 protests in Phnom Penh.  Peaceful protest and freedom of expression are fundamental aspects of democracy. The group, which includes U.S. citizen Meach Sovannara, was summarily convicted and received sentences ...
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U.S. and Cambodia Support a New Program for Persons with Disabilities in Cambodia

Released on July 13, 2015 The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in partnership with the Royal Government of Cambodia launched a new program today to support persons with disabilities in Cambodia.  The Rehabilitation and Prosthetics Program for Persons with Disabilities in Cambodia was awarded to Veterans International Cambodia (VIC), which will provide rehabilitation and ...
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U.S. Government Launches a New Program to Support Persons with Disabilities in Cambodia

Released on July 10, 2015 The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Royal Government of Cambodia will launch a new program to support persons with disabilities in Cambodia on July 13, 2015.  U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires Julie Chung and H.E. Sem Sokha, Secretary of State, Ministry of Social Affairs, Veterans, and Youth Rehabilitation ...
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YSEALI Generation: Startup Weekend

The Young Southeast Asia Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) has kicked-off the application drive for the YSEALI Generation: Startup Weekend, as part of its youth engagement program facilitated by the US Embassy in Malaysia. YSEALI Generation Startup Weekend (Startup Weekend ASEAN) is an initiative to bring together groups of young entrepreneurs from ten ASEAN countries (Malaysia, Singapore, ...
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Conference Call with Judith Heumann, U.S. Department of State Special Advisor for International Disability Rights

Released on June 9, 2015 Please join us on Tuesday, June 16, 2015 for a telephonic press briefing with Judith Heumann, Special Advisor for International Disability Rights at the U.S. Department of State. Special Advisor Heumann will provide an overview of her recent travels in the Asia Pacific and an update on U.S. government policy ...
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New Mobile Phone Information System to Help Cambodia’s HIV Fight

Released on May 20, 2015 Cambodia’s first mobile health platform designed to reach individuals at risk of HIV was launched today by USAID’s Cambodia HIV/AIDS Flagship project in collaboration with the National AIDS Authority and the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications during a special event in Phnom Penh. The new platform – called “mHealth” – ...
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U.S. Embassy, Westec Media, and MPAC to mark World Intellectual Property Rights Day

Released on April 24, 2015 The U.S. Embassy in Phnom Penh, Westec Media Ltd, and the Motion Picture Association of Cambodia (MPAC) will jointly organize a workshop to mark World Intellectual Property Rights Day on April 27. The event is intended to underscore the importance of upholding intellectual property rights around the world and to ...
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Siem Reap to Host the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative Regional Exchange Workshop: “YSEALI Generation: EARTH”

Released on April 17, 2015 Seventy-two young Southeast Asian leaders between the ages of 18 to 25, representing all 10 ASEAN member countries, will come together for the “YSEALI Generation: EARTH” workshop from April 22-25, 2015 in Siem Reap, Cambodia. The workshop and exchange initiative, funded by a grant through the Embassy of the United ...
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President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate William A. Heidt as U.S. Ambassador to the Kingdom of Cambodia

Released on April 8, 2015 William A. Heidt, a career member of the Foreign Service, class of Minister-Counselor, currently serves as Executive Assistant to the Under Secretary for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment at the Department of State, a position he has held since 2012. Mr. Heidt served as Deputy Chief of Mission at ...
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EducationUSA Network Launches New Web Platform

Released on March 31, 2015 The U.S. Department of State’s EducationUSA network has revamped its web presence for international students, U.S. higher education professionals, and foreign governments and institutions at educationusa.state.gov to prepare American and international students for today’s global economy and better promote U.S. higher education abroad.  The interactive platform helps engage and inform international ...
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U.S.-Japan Joint Collaboration Event to Promote Women’s Economic Empowerment

Released on March 24, 2015 On March 25, 2015, at 8:30 a.m, the United States and Japanese governments will jointly host a seminar promoting women’s economic empowerment at the Cambodia Japan Cooperation Center (CJCC) in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.  The event will bring together women entrepreneurs, donors, and community organizations for an interactive half-day seminar focused ...
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Cambodia Holds National Conference on Nutrition

Released on March 2 , 2015 In partnership with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the World Food Programme (WFP), and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the Royal Government of Cambodia will host a National Conference on Nutrition at the Intercontinental Hotel in ...
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Cambodian Entrepreneurs Learn Best Practices for Greater Competitiveness

Released on January 30, 2015 More than 125 small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) entrepreneurs attended a one-day workshop in Phnom Penh today to enhance their knowledge and skills on good business practices presented by U.S. multi-national companies. Sponsored by the US-ASEAN Business Alliance for Competitive SMEs, a partnership between the U.S. Agency for International Development ...
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EducationUSA Fair 2015

Released on January 29, 2015 So you’ve decided you would like to study in the United States. Congratulations! The U.S. Embassy Phnom Penh is pleased to announce that EducationUSA Fair 2015 will take place on Sunday, February 1, 2015 at 3:00 – 7:00 pm in the Grand Ballroom of the Intercontinental Hotel in Phnom Penh. ...
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The U.S. Ambassador’s Youth Council and Wildlife Alliance Raise Awareness through the “Wild for Life” Concert

Released on January 28, 2015 Concerned about the decline in Cambodian wildlife, the U.S. Ambassador’s Youth Council (AYC) – in cooperation with Wildlife Alliance (WA) and with funding from the U.S. Embassy in Cambodia – will hold a concert and educational event called “Wild for Life” on Saturday, January 31, 2015 from 5:30pm until 9:30pm ...
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USAID Assists Cambodian Universities with Introduction of New Climate Change Curriculum

Released on January ​21 , 2015 Eight universities in Cambodia gathered from January 16 to 17 to advance climate change education in the country through the launch of a climate change curriculum developed with support from the United States Agency for International Development Lowering Emissions in Asia’s Forests (USAID LEAF) program, USAID Cambodia’s Supporting Forests ...
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2015 Peace Concert Series Opens January 17-18 in Banteay Meanchay

Released on January 15, 2015 The U.S. Embassy in Phnom Penh is pleased to announce the fourth annual Peace Concert series, which will begin in Banteay Meanchay province on January 17-18.  This year’s Peace Concert series will feature some of Cambodia’s most popular musicians and comedians, including Meas Sok Sophea, Sokun Nisa, Khemara Sereymun, Chhorn ...
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RCAF, U.S. Marines Conduct Bilateral Humanitarian Assistance Exchange

Released on January 12, 2015 U.S. Marines with Headquarters Regiment, 3rd Marine Logistics Group, stationed in Okinawa, Japan, will partner with members of the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces, including the Royal Gendarmerie, to conduct exercise Royal Preah Khan from January 12-23.  Royal Preah Khan is a bilateral exchange exercise between Cambodia and the United States ...
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