Joint Statement on the Situation of Women and Girls in Afghanistan

We are deeply worried about Afghan women and girls, their rights to education, work and freedom of movement. We call on those in positions of power and authority across Afghanistan to guarantee their protection. Afghan women and girls, as all Afghan people, deserve to live in safety, security and dignity. Any form of discrimination and …

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Ambassador Litzenberger visited Sheki Central Hospital and a training center established with USAID/Azerbaijan support

Ambassador Litzenberger visited Sheki Central Hospital and a training center established with USAID/Azerbaijan support. The Ambassador thanked Azerbaijani health care professionals for the crucial role they played during the global COVID pandemic and congratulated them on their commitment. The training center at Sheki Central Hospital is a part of the USAID PROACT-Training project which trained more …

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USAID Baku and the Azerbaijan Small and Medium Business Development Agency (SMBDA) signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)

Today, USAID Baku and the Azerbaijan Small and Medium Business Development Agency (SMBDA) signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to boost bilateral cooperation to support the development of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Azerbaijan. Ambassador Litzenberger and USAID Mission Director Jay Singh participated in the ceremony. SMEs, including many small family-owned businesses, are …

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English-Language Programs

Funding Opportunity Title: U.S. Mission to Azerbaijan in Baku: English-Language Programs Deadline for Applications: April 12, 2021 CFDA Number: 19.900 Total Amount Available: $100,000 USD   PROGRAM DESCRIPTION The U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce an open call for proposals from interested individuals and organizations to for its English-Language Teaching Program. This program focuses on …

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Project Management Training Workshop

The U.S. Embassy in Azerbaijan is delighted to announce the next offering of its Project Management Training Workshop.  The workshop is an outstanding professional development opportunity for individuals engaged in implementing community-based projects, such as those focused on advocacy for disadvantaged groups, empowering entrepreneurs, strengthening civil society, and raising public awareness on environmental issues. The 16-hour training …

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U.S. Embassy Statement on October 19 Protest

The United States Embassy in Azerbaijan joins the European Union in strongly condemning the violence used by police to disperse and arrest participants and bystanders during the peaceful October 19 protest in Baku. We call on the government to credibly investigate reports of police violence, hold accountable those responsible, and release expeditiously those who remain …

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Ambassador Litzenberger congratulates Azerbaijani people on the occasion of Ramadan

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Ambassador Lee Litzenberger hosted an Iftar dinner for a community of Internally Displaced Persons

Ambassador Lee Litzenberger hosted an Iftar dinner for a community of Internally Displaced Persons in the Yeni Ramana settlement of Baku. Attendees included the families of children who participate in an Embassy-supported English language program at Shusha District Malibeyli Village School. In his remarks, Ambassador Litzenberger said “Tolerance is important year-round, but during the time …

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Press Statement: Crimea Declaration

Russia, through its 2014 invasion of Ukraine and its attempted annexation of Crimea, sought to undermine a bedrock international principle shared by democratic states: that no country can change the borders of another by force. The states of the world, including Russia, agreed to this principle in the United Nations Charter, pledging to refrain from …

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Azerbaijan Democratic Republic 100 Years Later: Celebrating Our History, Looking to the Future – William R. Gill, Chargé d’Affaires

The Azerbaijan Democratic Republic was extraordinary for its time, and its 100th anniversary reminds us it deserves to be studied, remembered, and honored.  Though the new republic’s existence was tragically short, in the unstable period following World War I, it is important not only to Azerbaijan, but to the world. The Azerbaijani delegates to the …

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Data Journalism Course

Data journalism is not a new concept any more. In established media outlets using data to tell compelling stories is a norm, and professional journalists use data on daily basis to strengthen their work with evidence. Recognizing the importance of data literacy, the Eurasia Partnership Foundation and Caucasus Research Resource Center launch a free Data …

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US Ambassador Opens Khachmaz American Corner

Ambassador Robert F. Cekuta opened the Khachmaz American Corner, located at the Khachmaz Central Library, and spoke about the importance of the American Corner as a resource for the local community. Representatives of Khachmaz’s Executive Committee and Ministry of Culture were also present. The Ambassador presented new materials to the library for the space that …

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Ambassador Cekuta: Maine’s Windsor Fair an Opportunity to Celebrate what Azerbaijan and Maine’s Farmers have in Common

Azerbaijan is approximately the same size as the state of Maine, which is located in the far northeastern part of the United States.  My wife Anne and I have a tree farm in Maine, and have been coming there with our family for many years to learn about, enjoy, and conserve the magnificence of the …

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