Presidential Proclamation on Human Rights Day, Bill of Rights Day, and Human Rights Week, 2019

Nearly two and a half centuries ago, American colonists broke free of a tyrannical monarchy and rose from the shadow of oppression, creating a new Republic predicated on liberty and the rule of law.  Innate to the identity of this new Nation was a revolutionary commitment to the preservation of individual rights.  The Framers drafted …

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Release of the United States’ Report on the Implementation of the Indo-Pacific Strategy

DOWNLOAD REPORT (PDF) On the occasion of the 2019 Indo-Pacific Business Forum and the East Asia Summit in Bangkok, Thailand, the U.S. Department of State is pleased to release a progress report on the implementation of the U.S. whole-of-government strategy for the Indo-Pacific region. “A Free and Open Indo-Pacific: Advancing a Shared Vision” details two years of diplomatic, …

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Applications For The Microsoft-Gist Initiative 2020 Imagine Cup Global Tech Pitch Competition Open Now

The Department’s Global Innovation through Science and Technology (GIST) initiative, managed by the OES Office of Science and Technology Cooperation, is excited to partner with Microsoft to offer posts a unique opportunity to engage young local science and technology innovators and entrepreneurs through the Microsoft-GIST Imagine Cup Competition.  Under this joint initiative, students globally can …

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On International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE In observance of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women on November 25, and the accompanying 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, the United States is proud to reaffirm its commitment to defending the rights of women and girls around the world to live free from violence.  The United States recognizes the …

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2019 Open Doors Report

The International Education Week (IEW) 2019 was an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchanges worldwide. This joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education is part of our efforts to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad …

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International Education Week – Step 5: Prepare for Your Departure

Now that you have your student visa, you need to start planning for your arrival in the United States. Booking your travel from your home town to your university is just one part of that process. Here are a few things to consider: Attend a Pre-Departure Orientation. EducationUSA advising centers organize live or virtual pre-departure …

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2020 Young Pacific Leaders Conference Now Accepting Applications

The United States Department of State, in partnership with Cultural Vistas , is now accepting applications from emerging leaders across the Pacific to attend the Young Pacific Leaders (YPL) Conference in Papua New Guinea in April. The seventh Young Pacific Leaders Conference in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, will enhance Pacific leaders’, ages 25-35, leadership skills and regional …

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International Education Week – Step 4: Apply for Your Student Visa

International Education Week – Step 4: Apply for Your Student Visa Congratulations! Now that you have been admitted to a U.S. university you will need to apply for a student visa. You can watch this video to learn more about applying for your student visa: Once you are ready to apply for your visa, visit:  ustraveldocs.com/fj/

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International Education Week – Step 2: Step 2 – Finance your studies

If you want to study in the U.S., it is important to think about how you will finance your studies. This often goes hand-in-hand with Step 1: Research Your Options. At the same time you are researching universities for best overall fit, you should also be considering potential funding and scholarship opportunities. University is a …

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International Education Week – Step 1: Research your Options

The United States is home to more than 4,000 universities. With so many options to choose from, deciding where to start can be overwhelming. The first step is to research your opportunities and learn more about the U.S. higher education system. It is important to find a school that fits your needs, priorities, and long-term …

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Counter-terrorism Coordinator Ambassador Nathan Sales on the Release of the Country Reports on Terrorism 2018

SPECIAL BRIEFING NATHAN A. SALES, ACTING UNDER SECRETARY FOR CIVILIAN SECURITY, DEMOCRACY, AND HUMAN RIGHTS PRESS BRIEFING ROOM WASHINGTON, DC NOVEMBER 1, 2019 MS ORTAGUS:  Happy Friday.  Good afternoon.  Okay.  The State Department is releasing its  Annual Country Reports on Terrorism , which describes the global counterterrorism landscape in 2017 and fulfills a congressional mandate.  The report allows us to highlight significant terrorist trends and to take stock of how effective U.S. and international …

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2019 Indo-Pacific Business Forum Showcases High-Standard U.S. Investment

Over 1,000 business and government leaders from the United States and across the Indo-Pacific region gathered on November 4 in Bangkok for the Indo-Pacific Business Forum to promote the value of high-standard investment, transparency, rule of law, and private-sector-led economic development. The nearly 200 U.S. business executives in attendance represented some of the world’s most innovative, influential, and trustworthy companies—with a collective annual revenue of over $2.8 trillion. …

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U.S., Kiribati conducts joint training at sea in Pacific on USCGC Stratton’s return to U.S.

The crews of the USCGC Stratton (WMSL 752) and the RKS Teanoai (301) conducted a passenger and training exchange in the Pacific Ocean, Nov. 7. “The U.S. and its allies are trusted partners in the region, and we were pleased to work with them building familiarity and experience,” said Capt. Bob Little, commanding officer of …

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Indo-Pacific Transparency Initiative

FACT SHEET OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON NOVEMBER 3, 2019 The Indo Pacific Transparency Initiative was announced by Vice President Pence in November 2018 at the APEC CEO Summit in Papua New Guinea.  The Transparency Initiative encompasses more than $600 million in programs that have been funded since the beginning of the Trump Administration.  These programs promote civil society, rule …

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The United States and ASEAN: Expanding the Enduring Partnership

U.S. engagement with the ten member states of ASEAN has never been stronger.  The United States welcomed ASEAN’s Indo-Pacific Outlook, and its close complementarity with America’s Indo-Pacific Strategy, as well as the regional approaches of our allies and partners.  The United States aims to uphold sovereignty, transparency, good governance, ASEAN centrality, and a rules-based order, …

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A Free and Open Indo-Pacific: Advancing a Shared Vision

On the occasion of the 2019 Indo-Pacific Business Forum and the East Asia Summit in Bangkok, Thailand, the U.S. Department of State released a progress report on the implementation of whole-of-government strategy for the Indo-Pacific region.  “ A Free and Open Indo-Pacific:  Advancing a Shared Vision ” details two years of diplomatic, economic, governance, and security initiatives that show the United States’ continuing commitment …

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50 International Women Leaders in STEM Begin Exchange Program Based on Film Hidden Figures

MEDIA NOTE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON OCTOBER 28, 2019 This week, 50 international women leaders in science and technology arrived in the United States for the third-annual Hidden No More  International Visitor Leadership Program .  Inspired by  screenings  of the award-winning film Hidden Figures at more than 120 U.S. Embassies and Consulates worldwide, this exchange program began in 2017 to highlight and develop the important contributions of …

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The China Challenge

Speech MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE New York City, New York Hudson Institute’s Herman Kahn Award Gala October 30, 2019 MR MURDOCH: Ladies and gentlemen, I’m delighted to be here with you tonight to honor a man of many, many achievements and titles: Captain Pompeo, Editor Pompeo, Chief Executive Pompeo, Representative Pompeo, Director Pompeo, Secretary Pompeo, Senator Pompeo. (Laughter and applause.) …

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Remarks by Director Brent Christensen at The Forum on International High-Tech Education Exchange

Remarks by Director Brent Christensen at The Forum on International High-Tech Education Exchange Oct. 8, 2019 Deputy Minister Liu, Director General Chiu, Chancellor Block, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, wu an! It is my pleasure to welcome all of you to this important event, which touches upon the very foundations of the U.S-Taiwan relationship – …

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Remarks by Sandra Oudkirk Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands U.S.-Taiwan Pacific Islands Dialogue

Remarks by Sandra Oudkirk Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands U.S.-Taiwan Pacific Islands Dialogue October 7, 2019  Thank you very much.  Foreign Minister Wu, Director Christensen, and esteemed ambassadors and representatives:  It is my pleasure to be here today.  I’m thrilled that on my first trip here as …

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AIT Co-Hosts Pacific Islands Dialogue

On October 7, 2019, the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT), in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs convened the inaugural Pacific Islands Dialogue. This important new forum will serve as a mechanism for the United States, Taiwan, and our likeminded partners in the Pacific to explore ways to increase our cooperation to meet the …

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U.S. Engagement in the Pacific Islands: UN General Assembly Update

FACT SHEET OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON On September 27, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced $65 million in new assistance at a meeting with Pacific Island leaders in New York on the margins of the UN General Assembly.  This new assistance is in addition to $36.5 million announced at the  50th Pacific Islands Forum  in August, as well as approximately $350 million that …

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49ers Bringing Award-Winning Steam Education Program To Fiji

U.S. State Department enlists 49ers EDU director Jesse Lovejoy as a Sports Envoy to develop and deliver innovative STEAM education lessons with Fijian teachers and youth SANTA CLARA, Calif., –The Sports Diplomacy Division of the United States Department of State has called on the San Francisco 49ers Foundation’s 49ers EDU program and its  director Jesse …

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On the Passing of Tongan Prime Minister Samiuela ‘Akilisi Pōhiva

PRESS STATEMENT MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE SEPTEMBER 13, 2019 On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, I would like to extend my sincerest condolences to the people of Tonga on the passing of Prime Minister Samiuela ‘Akilisi Pōhiva on September 12. Prime Minister Pōhiva was a respected leader in the Pacific long before he was elected to …

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U.S. Government Launches Project Management Training in Suva, Fiji

Suva – Today, U.S. Embassy Charge d’Affaires (CDA) Michael Goldman launched a Project Management course for Fijian leaders as part of the U.S. government’s commitment to boost the resilience of Fiji against extreme weather events and natural disasters. The course is part of the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) partnership with the University …

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U.S. Embassy Head Visits Peace Corps Trainees

Chargé d’Affaires (CDA) for the U.S. Embassy in Suva, Michael Goldman, visited the 32 Peace Corps Trainees who arrived in Tonga two weeks ago.  He visited community-based training site for group 84 in Malapo.  Currently in the second week of their nine week pre-service training, CDA Goldman welcomed the 84th group of Peace Corps Trainees …

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Pacific Islands Forum – U.S. Engagement in the Pacific Islands

FACT SHEET OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON AUGUST 17, 2019 The United States has long been committed to Pacific friends and neighbors in promoting a peaceful, free and open Indo-Pacific region.  The United States is committed to the Pacific Islands’ future security and prosperity. On the occasion of the 50th Pacific Islands Forum, the United States is increasing contributions to the …

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United States Cyber Experts Join Conference in Nadi with Pacific Islands Officials

Senior telecommunications and cyber policy makers from six countries across the Pacific attended a two-day conference in Nadi to discuss best practices in establishing long-term national cyber strategies and implementing cybersecurity best practices.  The conference, held August 19-20 at the Sheraton Fiji Resort, was sponsored under the United States’ Digital Connectivity and Cyber Partnership (Digital …

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U.S. Embassy Sponsors Regional Multimedia Journalism Workshop

SUVA – The United States Embassy in Suva organized a four-day regional workshop focused on ‘New Media and Multimedia Reporting’ from August 13-16.  The Embassy brought U.S. expert Dr. Debora Wenger who ran the workshop that included about thirty journalists, editors and media administrators from Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Tonga, and Tuvalu.  Dr. Wenger has extensive experience …

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Culmination of Pacific Pathways Training Displayed at Cadet Graduation at Napuka Secondary School

On the southern peninsula of Vanua Levu, U.S. and Fijian Soldiers performed a military tactics display during a cadet graduation at the Napuka Secondary School, Aug. 7, 2019.  The display showcased a culmination of training both armies have engaged in over a two-week period during Pacific Pathways’ Exercise Cartwheel 2019.  Three platoons from 1st Battalion, …

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U.S. Government Launches Project Preparation Training in Fiji

Suva – Today the Chargé d’Affaires of the U.S. Embassy, Fiji, Mr. Ron Perkel, launched the Project Preparation training conducted by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in Fiji. This Project Preparation training is designed to further develop the skills of government and non-government stakeholders from Fiji in prioritizing areas that align with …

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U.S. Government Launches Project Preparation Training in Kiribati

Tarawa – As part of its commitment to strengthen the resilience of Kiribati communities against the effects of extreme weather events and natural disasters, the U.S. government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), formally launched its Project Preparation Training together with partners from the Government of Kiribati this week. The training, which …

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U.S. Army Infantry Regiment Teams Up with 3rd Fijian Infantry Regiment for Bilateral Military Training

LABASA, Fiji – Soldiers of 1st Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Inf. Combat Brigade, 25th Inf. Division from, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, arrived at Nadi International Airport July 27, 2019 to partner with the 3rd Fijian Infantry Regiment (RFMF) for a series of bilateral military-to-military exercises, collectively named Exercise Cartwheel 2019. The U.S. Army Pacific Command …

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Kiribati National Day

PRESS STATEMENT MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE JULY 10, 2019 On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, I offer congratulations to the people of the Republic of Kiribati as you celebrate the 40th year of your nation’s independence this July 12. The deep ties our two nations forged during the …

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Remarks: U.S. Independence Day Celebration in Tonga

Remarks by Helene Tuling Acting Deputy Chief of Mission, U.S. Embassy Suva  Deputy Prime Minister, Honorable Speaker of the House, Nobles of the Realm, Ministers of the Crow, High Commissioners, Members of the Diplomatic Corps, Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen, Welcome and thank you for joining us this evening. While our most visible representation here …

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IVLP Participant Cooperates to Create a Safer and More Secure World

Sainimere Boladuadua, Project Lead for the Rheumatic Heart Disease Prevention and Control Program with the Fiji Ministry of Health, gained confidence and new insights on effective ways to address public health issues during an International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) to the United States focused on ‘Global Health Security.’ Upon her return to Fiji, she has …

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Two Fijians Attend the Study of the U.S. Institute for Scholars (SUSI) Fellowship

Source: The University of the South Pacific Wansolwara Staff  Two USP staff are among a group of international recipients of the prestigious Study of the U.S. Institute for Scholars (SUSI) fellowship this year. USP Journalism Program coordinator Dr. Shailendra Singh and USP counsellor Mr. Saimone Tuni will participate in separate six-week fellowships in the United …

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Joint Statement from the President of the United States and the Presidents of the Freely Associated States

The United States of America, the Republic of Palau, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Federated States of Micronesia, as Pacific nations, jointly reaffirm our interest in a free, open, and prosperous Indo-Pacific region. We recognize our unique, historic, and special relationships, and reaffirm our countries’ commitments to the Compacts of Free Association, …

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Presidential Proclamation on Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, 2019

The contributions of Americans of Asian and Pacific Islander descent are firmly woven into the diverse fabric of our Nation. During Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, we celebrate the remarkable accomplishments of Americans of Asian and Pacific Islander heritage that have enriched our great country and helped define our history. These Americans bolster …

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We’re heartbroken over the events in Christchurch – Kia kaha

U.S. Ambassador Scott Brown The horror of the senseless terrorist attacks perpetrated in Christchurch cannot be overstated. The innocent victims (may peace be upon them), who were doing nothing more than exercising their freedom to worship, will never be forgotten. The murderers who assaulted these houses of faith in Christchurch attacked all of us – …

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U.S. Embassy Suva congratulates Glenis Yee

U.S. Embassy Suva congratulates Glenis Yee from Fiji, selected to be part of the Fortune – U.S. Department of State Global Women’s Mentoring Partnership. Yee is a Partner at Munro Leys, Suva, Fiji. She has approximately fifteen years’ experience working in Fiji’s legal sector with a focus on commercial/corporate law and capital markets. She leads …

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Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs to Visit Fiji

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC February 25, 2019 Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary (PDAS) for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Patrick Murphy will travel to the Philippines, New Zealand, and Fiji February 26-March 7. PDAS Murphy will visit Manila, Philippines February 26-March 1 to support Secretary Pompeo’s visit and meet with Filipino counterparts …

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Statement from Secretary Pompeo to the Micronesia Presidents’ Summit

President Remengesau, President Christian, President Heine, President Waqa, President Mamau, and other honorable guests. My warm greetings from Washington. First, I would like to express my gratitude to President Remengesau for the invitation to participate in the Micronesia Presidents’ Summit. I greatly value the opportunity for the United States to participate in this important event. …

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Meet Kinaai Kairo, U.S. South Pacific Scholarship Program Alumna!

Kinaai Kairo is the Director of the Agriculture and Livestock Division, Ministry of Environment, Lands and Agricultural Development in Kiribati. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture as a U.S. South Pacific (USSP) scholarship recipient which prepared her well for her graduate studies. Following her USSP scholarship she obtained an AusAID scholarship for Master’s degree …

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Nauru National Day

Press Statement Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State Washington, DC January 28, 2019 On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, I would like to extend our congratulations to the people of the Republic of Nauru for the 51 years of your nation’s independence. The United States values the partnership and collaboration …

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Meet Gina Mahe, U.S. South Pacific Scholarship Program Alumna!

Gina Mahe is an ICT Assistant Engineer at one of the Internet Service Providers (ISP) in Tonga after she gained her Bachelors from the University of Hawaii in IT Management. Gina manages the efficient operations and maintenance of the internet network and services including internet faults, troubleshooting as well as documenting internet network services and …

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Weather Alert – Tropical Cyclone Mona approaching Fiji – U.S. Embassy Suva, Fiji (January 3, 2019)

Location: Fiji Islands Event: The Fiji Meteorological Service advises that Tropical Cyclone Mona is approaching Fiji and may strengthen to a category 2 cyclone by Saturday. In affected areas, forecasters predict the storm will bring heavy rain and strong, damaging winds. Actions to take: Monitor local media and weather forecasts. Be aware that the storm path …

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Meet Alissa Dean, U.S. South Pacific Scholarship Program Alumna!

Alissa Dean completed her Bachelor’s Degree in accounting in 2010 with the help of the U.S. South Pacific (USSP) Scholarship program. She went on to receive a Master’s Degree in Applied Finance from Auckland University of Technology. She is now a Senior Examiner at the Reserve Bank of Fiji. Her former positions include Compliance Officer …

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Meet Bindiya Rashni, International Exchange Alumna from Fiji!

In 2009, Bindiya was nominated by U.S. Embassy Suva to attend the Study of the United States Institutes (SUSIs) for Foreign Undergraduate Students Program on Environmental Movement in the United States. “SUSIs for Foreign Undergraduate Students Program was a stepping-stone for my career as an environmental scientist. It gave me the exposure to environmental problems, …

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Nevada National Guard and the Republic of Fiji set for State Partnership

SUVA, Fiji – The Nevada National Guard will team with the Republic of Fiji in the National Guard’s State Partnership Program in 2019, said U.S. Assistant Secretary of Defense for Asian and Pacific Security Affairs Randall Schriver Friday. Fiji is the second country currently teaming with the Nevada Guard under the auspice of the State …

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U.S. Embassy Suva Closed on Wednesday, December 5, 2018

National Day of Mourning for President George H. W. Bush As the United States mourns the loss of President George H. W. Bush, U.S. President Trump has taken official action to allow Federal employees to join U.S. citizens in remembering our forty-first President of the United States.  The President has issued an Executive Order to …

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Soliciting nominations for the Service Academy Foreign Student Program Class of 2023

United States Naval Academy International Students’ Entrance [Deadline: January 31, 2019] UNITED STATES NAVAL ACADEMY INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS’ ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS ELIGIBILITY.  Under the authority of the President of the United States, the Secretary of the Navy may authorize up to 60 men and women from other nations to attend the United States Naval Academy (USNA) at …

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Secretary Pompeo Announces Latest Lifesaving PEPFAR Results

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC November 27, 2018 Today, in advance of World AIDS Day 2018, Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo announced the latest results achieved by American leadership and partnerships through the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), which has now saved more than 17 million lives. As …

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Tonga National Day

Press Statement Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State Washington, DC November 1, 2018 On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, I extend my congratulations to the Kingdom of Tonga as you celebrate your National Day on November 4. The United States is proud to call Tonga a friend and partner. The …

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Meet Samisoni Pareti, International Exchange Alumnus from Fiji

In 1990, Samisoni was awarded the U.S. Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) in Communications. “We did seminars in DC and the University of Kansas in addition to touring newsrooms of the VOA, Public Radio and the NBC in New York. Interactive media through radio talk shows made a huge impression in my …

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United States commitment to the Pacific Islands

“The Pacific Islands are an essential part of a free and open Indo-Pacific policy and the United States is committed to the security and prosperity of our friends and neighbors there,” U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke. Secretary Zinke talks about the United States commitment to the Pacific Islands in this short video here

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Tuvalu National Day

Press Statement Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State Washington, DC September 27, 2018 On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, I congratulate the people of Tuvalu on their Independence Day. The U.S.-Tuvalu bilateral relationship is strong and growing. Together, we are working on matters of regional and global importance, such as …

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PUBLIC NOTICE: CLOSURE OF U.S. CITIZEN SERVICES UNIT

Embassy Suva Consular Section including the U.S. Citizens’ Services Unit will be closed on Wednesday, September 26, 2018. The consular section will resume normal operations on Thursday, September 27, 2018 from 08:00am. Please call +679-331-4466 for emergency American citizen services (lost passports, accidents/emergency travel, crime victims and/or arrests, or email suvaacs@state.gov

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Remarks by Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke at 30th PIF Forum Partners Dialogue

Good morning Excellencies. I’m honored to represent the United States on behalf of President Trump, who sends his personal greetings and warm wishes, in recognition of the importance the United States places on the Pacific Islands Forum and the countries represented here. Thank you President Waqa for your warm hospitality. Thanks also to Secretary General …

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Commander, U.S. Pacific Command Visit to Fiji

Admiral Phil Davidson, the 25th Commander of United States Pacific Command, will visit Suva on Thursday, August 16th, as the first stop on a tour of several Pacific nations. The Admiral will meet with senior government and military officials to discuss the important strategic partnership between Fiji and the United States and to identify new …

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U.S. Embassy Launches the Final Two Modules of USAID-supported Project Management Practice Course in Nuku’alofa, Tonga

On Monday, July 23, at 12:00 p.m. at the USP Tonga Campus Lopaukamea II Hall, U.S. Embassy Political and Economic Chief Helene Tuling will launch the final two modules of the Project Management course conducted by the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) in Tonga. The course is part of USAID’s partnership with the …

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President Donald J. Trump Proclaims May 2018 as Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Americans of Asian and Pacific Islander descent have contributed immeasurably to our Nation’s development and diversity as a people. During Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, we recognize their tremendous contributions, which have helped strengthen our communities, industries, Armed Forces, national security, and institutions of governance. Through their industriousness and love of country, our …

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Notice Regarding Passport Execution Fees

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

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Call for Proposals – Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) 2020 Large Grants Program

Call for Proposals – Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) 2020 Large Grants Program (DEADLINES: Round 1: December 13, 2019; Round 2: February 9, 2020) Email application: PDSuva@state.gov  Summary: The Cultural Heritage Center (“the Center”) in the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) is accepting project applications for the 2020 Large Grants Program of the …

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Call for Proposals – Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) 2020 Small Grants Program

Call for Proposals – Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation: 2020 Small Grants Program Application Deadline: December 13, 2019 Email application: PDSuva@state.gov  Summary:  The Cultural Heritage Center (“the Center”) in the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) is accepting project applications for the 2020 Small Grants Competition of the U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP).  …

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Fijian delegation headed to Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2017

The United States of America and the Republic of India are proud to announce the eighth annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) in Hyderabad, India on 28-30 November, 2017. This year’s Summit will highlight the theme Women First, Prosperity for All and will focus on supporting women entrepreneurs and fostering economic growth globally. President Donald J. …

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NOTICE REGARDING SOCIAL SECURITY SERVICES

The Social Security Administration (SSA) has consolidated its overseas operations into several regional offices that provide a full range of SSA services for U.S. citizens residing outside of the United States. Effective October 1, 2017, individuals residing in Embassy Suva’s consular district (Fiji, Tonga, Tuvalu, Kiribati, Nauru, French Polynesia, New Caledonia, and Wallis and Futuna) …

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Deepen Trade and Defense Cooperation with the United States: FIJI-US talks in Washington

Pictured: Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama with Acting Assistant Secretary Thornton and other senior U.S. Government officials in Washington, D.C. On Monday, June 12, Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama met with Acting Assistant Secretary Thornton and other senior U.S. Government officials in Washington, D.C. in the course of the first bilateral dialogue to take place in the …

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My Fulbright Experience in the U.S.

Pictured: Fulbright Alumnus, Soseala Tinilau at California State University Northridge with his Supervisor, Dr. Curtis B. Daniel. Below is a short summary of Mr. Tinilau’s experience in the United States.  “When I left my house for the airport, I was excited, and looking forward to experience a new study environment but I was also nervous. As …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Dengue Fever Cases are Increasing

U.S. citizens living in or traveling to Fiji, Kiribati, French Polynesia, Nauru, New Caledonia, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Wallis & Futuna are advised to take precautions against dengue fever.  An outbreak of dengue fever has been declared by the Ministry of Health in New Caledonia.  In Fiji, a total of 155 cases of dengue have been …

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USAID American Schools and Hospitals Abroad (ASHA) Annual Program Statement for Fiscal Year 2017

The  USAID/ASHA Annual Program Statement (APS) for Fiscal Year 2017  is now open on  grants.gov  for applications to assist schools, libraries, and medical centers outside the United States serving as study and demonstration centers for U.S. ideas and practices. Questions about this APS must be submitted by email to   ASHAapplications@usaid.gov . Questions that pertain to issues that may be relevant to all applicants will be answered publicly via amendments …

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Emergency Message – New Caledonia: Dengue Epidemic.

U.S. citizens living in or traveling to New Caledonia are advised that a public health emergency has been declared in Noumea, the capital, due to a worsening outbreak of Dengue Government officials have indicated that all neighborhoods in the city have been affected, and a 25-year-old woman died last week of Dengue Type 1. Dengue …

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Check Out Our New Site!

Yes, we have a brand new website! Have a look around! The new-look website has seven sections representing broad topics that may be of interest to you. The sections are broken down further into sub-categories to assist you in finding specific information. The Seven Sections are: Visas – For all your Visa needs and questions. U.S. Citizen Services – …

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