Remarks by Ambassador Sison at the Launch of the Haitian Government’s National Action Plan against Trafficking in Persons and of USAID’s Project BEST

Good morning and thank you for being with us today for the official launch of the Haitian government’s National Action Plan against trafficking in persons and of USAID’s Project BEST (Building Enduring Systems to end Trafficking in Persons) implemented by the Lumos Foundation. Haiti was upgraded to Tier 2 one month ago on the 2019 Trafficking …

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U.S. Embassy in Haiti Announces Sponsored Selection of 30 Entrepreneurs for Haiti Tech Summit 2019

[Port Au Prince, Haiti- June 13, 2019] The U.S. Embassy is a proud sponsor of the Haiti Tech Summit and is pleased to announce that Jon Piechowski, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public Diplomacy in the Department of State’s  Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs, will speak at this year’s Haiti Tech Summit.  As sponsors, the U.S. Embassy is …

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Towards Closer Economic Collaboration with Dominican Partners

On June 6, on the margins of the US – Caribbean Conference Deputy Assistant Secretary for Canada, Haiti and the Caribbean Cynthia Kierscht convened a meeting with Ambassador to Haiti Michele Sison, Ambassador to the Dominican Republic Robin Bernstein, and leaders of the Haitian and Dominican Republic Private Sectors. The participants discussed cross border issues, …

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Fulbright Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program

The scholarship for full-time secondary school teachers is available now! Apply for the 2019 Fulbright Teaching Excellence and Achievement program (FTEA), a unique opportunity that will help you increase your teaching skills and increase your knowledge about the United States. FTEA is a six-week non-degree, non-credit customized academic program including seminars on new teaching methodologies, …

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Visit to Haiti by U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary Cynthia Kierscht

(Port-Au-Prince, Haiti) April 5, 2019 – Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs at the U.S. State Department, Cynthia Kierscht, visited Port-Au-Prince, Cap-Haïtien, and Ouanaminthe, Haiti April 1-5.  During her visit, Deputy Assistant Secretary (DAS) Kierscht highlighted the many ways in which the United States and Haiti work together to advance shared goals for a …

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U.S. Embassy Statement on Haiti

The United States Government shares the desire of the Haitian people for a better future for Haiti.  Genuine dialogue and compromise, leading to a transparent and accountable government, can best serve the needs and aspirations of the Haitian people.  In this connection, the United States Government welcomes President Moise’s call for national dialogue. Since February …

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Official Trivia Contest Rules

Benefits of U.S. – Haiti Partnership Trivia Contest Contest Sponsors    Benefits of U.S. – Haiti Partnership Trivia Contest is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, U.S. Embassy Haiti Public Diplomacy Section. Description of the Contest The contest seeks to raise awareness about the benefits of the U.S. – Haiti Partnership by encouraging public …

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Actions Against Venezuela’s Corrupt Regime

Press Statement Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State Washington, DC January 10, 2019 The United States condemns Maduro’s illegitimate usurpation of power today following the unfree and unfair elections he imposed on the Venezuelan people on May 20, 2018. The United States remains steadfast in its support of the Venezuelan people and will continue to …

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Remarks by the Deputy Chief of Mission during the Dissemination Workshop on the Law of Legal Assistance

Monsieur le Ministre de la Justice et de la Sécurité Publique, Honorable Président et membres du Conseil Supérieur du Pouvoir Judiciaire,  Honorables parlementaires, Honorables Juges et membres du pouvoir Judiciaire, Monsieur le Bâtonnier de l’Ordre des Avocats de Port au Prince, Monsieur le Représentant du Secrétaire General des Nations Unis, Mesdames, Mesdemoiselles, Messieurs,   It …

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Completion of the Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation’s Grant for Restoration Activities

Port-au-Prince – The U.S. Embassy in Port-au-Prince is pleased to announce the restoration of 8 (eight) national heritage paintings and replacement of storage facilities at the Centre d’Art.  This $24,500 grant is from the Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP), established by the U.S. Congress in 2001 to support the preservation of cultural sites, cultural …

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2019 One Beat Program Opens Now!

Hip-Hop artists, jazz ensembles, classical musicians, sound designers, beat makers, multimedia artists, DJs, audio engineers, or any combination of these styles are invited to participate in the 2019 One Beat program for a month exchange in the U.S. This program offers the chance to get together with musicians from around the world to collaborate in the …

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Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Michele J. Sison at the 2nd Economic Forum hosted by the Haiti Chamber of Commerce for Women Entrepreneurs

Secretary for Youth, Sports, and Civic Action, Director General of the Bank of Haiti; Minister Delegate for Extreme Poverty; Ambassador of Canada; Representative of UN Women in Haiti; President of the CCFEH: It is a pleasure to be with you here today. I congratulate La Chambre de Commerce des Femmes entrepreneures d’Haïti for its Second Economic …

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2019 Community Solutions Program – Open!

The Office of Public Affairs would like to invite interested Haitian citizens to submit an application for the 2019 Community Solutions Program.  The  Community Solutions Program  is a four month professional development program for the best and brightest global community leaders working in Transparency & Accountability, Tolerance & Conflict Resolution, Environmental Issues, and Women and Gender Issues. Selected …

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U.S. Embassy Haiti Statement on Haiti’s New Government

The United States looks forward to working with Prime Minister Céant and the new Haitian government. We will continue to partner with Haiti to strengthen the rule of law and enhance public security; pursue economic growth through mobilized domestic resources and support for private investment; strengthen good governance, anti-corruption and counter narcotics efforts; and to …

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Statement from the Press Secretary on El Salvador

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 23, 2018 Statement from the Press Secretary on El Salvador On Tuesday, the Government of El Salvador announced it would discontinue its decades-long diplomatic relations with Taipei in favor of establishing diplomatic relations with Beijing. The leaders of El Salvador’s governing party have …

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Statement of the Core Group

Port-au-Prince, 9 July 2018 – The Core Group (composed of the Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary General of the United Nations, the Ambassadors of Germany, Brazil, Canada, France, United States of America, and the representatives of Spain, the Organization of American States and the European Union), expresses concern at the demonstrations marked by acts …

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U.S. Embassy Sponsors Haiti Tech Summit 2018

Good morning, Technology Advocates, Innovators, and Friends.   It is great to be with you here at the Haiti Tech Summit this morning. I’m Michele Sison, U.S. Ambassador to Haiti. I’m a career diplomat.  I’ve been with the State Department for 36 years, right behind Danielle there. 36 years ago I started my first foreign …

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Prohibiting Certain Additional Transactions with Respect to Venezuela

The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release May 21, 2018 Executive Order By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.) (IEEPA), the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. …

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Statement from President Donald J. Trump on the Maduro Regime in Venezuela

Today, I have taken action to prevent the Maduro regime from conducting “fire sales,” liquidating Venezuela’s critical assets—assets the country will need to rebuild its economy.  This money belongs to the Venezuelan people. I have signed an Executive Order to prevent the Maduro regime from selling or collateralizing certain Venezuelan financial assets, and to prohibit …

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Scheduled passport and visas services, and emergency services for U.S. citizens

UPDATE : As of January 23 the U.S. Government is fully operational.   Scheduled passport and visas services, and emergency services for U.S. citizens, will continue at U.S. Embassy Haiti during the U.S. government shutdown. We will not be updating this website regularly, except in the event of an emergency. Visit www.state.gov and @StateDept for updates.

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U.S. Government and Government of Haiti Officials Launch New Project to Combat Deforestation

Cap-Haitien, January 11, 2018 – Haiti and the United States act together to bring back Haiti’s forests. Haitian and U.S. Government officials joined Thursday to launch a new project that will conserve and restore Haiti’s forests. Working with local communities and governments in Haiti’s North and North East departments, the USAID Reforestation Project will plant …

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2018 Community Solutions Program – Open!

The Office of Public Affairs of the U.S. Embassy invites interested Haitian citizens to submit an application for the 2018 Community Solutions Program.  This professional development program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) and implemented by IREX gathers influential global community leaders working in Transparency & Accountability, …

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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Hurricane Irma

The Department of State warns U.S. citizens of the approach of Hurricane Irma and recommends U.S. citizens avoid all non-essential travel to Haiti. The National Hurricane Center ( http://www.nhc.noaa.gov ) reports that Hurricane Irma is a strong, dangerous Category 5 storm with high winds and heavy rain. A hurricane watch has been issued for the northern …

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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens

United States Embassy, Port-au-Prince, Haiti September 4, 2017 Hurricane Irma This message is to advise U.S. citizens residing and traveling in Haiti that Hurricane Irma, category 3, is currently projected to affect Haiti. This storm may bring significant rainfall and wind that may result in life-threatening flooding, flash flooding, mudslides, and storm surge, and Hispaniola-wide …

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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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