U.S. Embassy Celebrates 60th Anniversary of English Teaching Forum Magazine with 200+ Bangladeshi English Instructors

In collaboration with the National Academy for Educational Management (NAEM) and GEIST International Foundation, the U.S. Embassy organized a one-day conference aimed at providing English educators with an opportunity to discuss innovative teaching strategies.

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Remarks by U.S. Embassy Dhaka’s Regional Refugee Coordinator Ms. Mackenzie Rowe on “Rohingya Crisis: The Pathways to Repatriation”

Five years after nearly a million Rohingya were driven from their homes in Burma, we find ourselves at a crossroads. In 2017, as the genocide unfolded ( in Burma), Bangladesh showed us all the meaning of generosity, of compassion, and of a shared sense of humanity. When others closed their eyes—and borders—to victims of violence …

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United States Supports Bangladesh’s Launch of Pediatric COVID-19 Vaccination Campaign

Today, U.S. Ambassador Peter Haas joined Health Minister Zahid Maleque and Education Minister Dr. Dipu Moni to launch the national campaign to administer U.S.-donated Pfizer pediatric COVID-19 vaccines to Bangladeshi children ages 5-11. German Ambassador Achim Tröster, UNICEF Country Representative Sheldon Yett, and other Bangladeshi government officials and representatives of international organizations attended the special …

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USAID Launches New $20 Million Protibesh Climate Change and Environmental Conservation Project

USAID’s Ecosystems Protibesh project will bring together key government ministries and communities to protect forests, wetlands, and wildlife in northeastern and southwestern regions of Bangladesh. Dhaka, May 11, 2022 — Yesterday (Tuesday) USAID Deputy Administrator for Policy and Programming Isobel Coleman and the Honorable Minister of Planning M.A. Mannan MP jointly launched the new five-year …

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Rewards for Justice – Reward Offer for Information on the Murder of Avijit Roy and Attack on Rafida Bonya Ahmed

December 20, 2021 – The U.S. Department of State’s Diplomatic Security Service, through its Rewards for Justice (RFJ) office, is offering a reward for information on the terrorist attack in Dhaka, Bangladesh that left U.S. citizen Avijit Roy dead and his wife, Rafida Bonya Ahmed, seriously injured. The Secretary of State has authorized a reward …

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Secretary Blinken’s Call with Bangladeshi Foreign Minister Momen

READOUT OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON DECEMBER 15, 2021 The below is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke by phone with Bangladeshi Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen today.  The Secretary reaffirmed our long-standing partnership with Bangladesh on development, economic growth, and security.  The two leaders discussed the importance of human …

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On the Killing of Rohingya Muslim Advocate Mohib Ullah

PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE SEPTEMBER 30, 2021 We are deeply saddened and disturbed by the murder of Rohingya Muslim advocate and community leader Mohib Ullah in Bangladesh on September 29. Mohib Ullah was a brave and fierce advocate for the human rights of Rohingya Muslims around the world. He traveled to the Human Rights Council in Geneva …

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2020 Human Rights Report: Bangladesh

DHAKA, March 30, 2021 – Today, the State Department released the 2020 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices, an annual report required by U.S. law.  Guided by the United Nations’ Universal Declarations on Human Rights and subsequent human rights treaties, the country reports do not draw legal conclusions, rate countries, or declare whether they failed to meet standards. The …

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A Message from Ambassador Miller 

Despite the reprehensible events which unfolded in Washington, D.C. the United States Congress completed its constitutional duty and affirmed the lawful election of Joseph R. Biden, Jr. as President-elect and Kamala D. Harris as Vice President-elect.  They will be sworn into office on January 20, 2021.  Those who committed violent, criminal acts of terror against our …

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U.S. Position on Relocations of Rohingya Refugees to Bhasan Char

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson STATEMENT BY CALE BROWN, PRINCIPAL DEPUTY SPOKESPERSON December 10, 2020 U.S. Position on Relocations of Rohingya Refugees to Bhasan Char The United States has long noted its appreciation for the Government of Bangladesh’s commitment to hosting the Rohingya refugees but is concerned about the relocation of 1,642 Rohingya …

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Ambassador Miller’s U.S. Independence Day Message to American Citizens

Today, U.S. Embassy Dhaka joins American citizens in Bangladesh and well-wishers here and around the world in celebrating the 244th anniversary of the birth of the United States.

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