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  • The Millennium Challenge Cooperation (MCC)

    Côte d’Ivoire qualified for MCC Threshold Program

    ABIDJAN – The Embassy of the United States in Côte d’Ivoire congratulates the Government of Côte d’Ivoire for its selection to begin development of a Millennium Challenge Cooperation (MCC) Threshold Program. The decision came during the quarterly meeting of the MCC Board on December 10 in Washington, D.C. ...

  • AFRICOM Commander General David M. Rodriguez

    AFRICOM Commander Visits Côte d’Ivoire

    ABIDJAN – The Embassy of the United States is pleased to announce that the Commander of the United States Africa Command (USAFRICOM), General David M. Rodriguez, has visited Côte d’Ivoire on Wednesday, December 10. The purpose of General Rodriguez’s visit to Côte d’Ivoire is to meet with Ivoirian leaders to discuss military ...

  • President Nelson Mandela

    Remembering Nelson Mandela

    Today, we mark one year since the passing of Nelson Mandela, a remarkable journey of life completed, but a legacy that still motivates all of us. You’d be hard pressed to find anyone who touched as many lives on a global basis as Nelson Mandela. He had a profound effect on my wife Teresa when she was a young girl in school in South Africa ...

  • Ambassador Terence P. McCulley with Minister of Health and Fight against HIV/AIDS (Dpt. of State)

    World AIDS Day 2014 – PEPFAR Côte d’Ivoire

    I am honored to join you here today to observe World AIDS Day 2014. As Côte d’Ivoire continues its critical efforts to gain control of the epidemic, the United States Government is commencing its eleventh year of successful partnership with the Ivoirian government. To date, with the generous support of the American people, through ...

  • Ambassador Terence P. McCulley (Dpt. of State)

    Launch of the electoral assistance program CEPPS

    The launch of the electoral assistance program offers me the opportunity once again to encourage the ongoing efforts of the Ivoirian Government to hold transparent, inclusive and peaceful elections in Côte d'Ivoire. Electoral reforms initiated by the government to ensure that the elections are carried out responsibly are encouraging ...


News from the Embassy

  • Remarks by The Chargé at Conseil National de Lutte contre le SIDA (CNLS) (December 18, 2014)

    Over the past year, the Government of Côte d’Ivoire has increased its focus on HIV and on other challenges of public health. Sound public health programming is an important element of good governance. It is important for the Ivoirian government, for the American government and for our global partners. UNAIDS has developed new goals that will prove to be demanding. These include the elimination of mother to child transmission by 2015 and the elimination of HIV altogether by 2030. To help achieve these goals, the President’s Emergency Program for Aids Relief (PEPFAR) is focused on epidemic control by funding the right things, at the right time, and in the right places ... 

  • Fulbright Program 2015-2016

    The U.S. Embassy in Abidjan is pleased to announce the competition for the Fulbright Programs: African Research Scholars (ARS), Junior Staff Development (JSDP) and Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship (HHH) for the 2014-2015 academic year.  Program Description (PDF ) »

  • Statement by Secretary Kerry: International Education Week (November 14, 2014)

    The Departments of State and Education celebrate the 15th annual International Education Week November 17-21, 2014. During this week, literally thousands of events will be held around the world to highlight the benefits of global learning and student exchanges. To understand why this is important, we have only to consider the consequences when people lack what international education provides – namely an objective understanding of the world that exists outside the narrow boundaries of our own communities and lives ... 

  • OpEd: International Day for Tolerance (November 13, 2014)

    On November 16th the world community will observe the 19th International Day for Tolerance. While we are reminded of the security and human rights implications of intolerance (which often takes the form of stigma and discrimination), this day also provides an opportunity to highlight the vital contribution of tolerance and acceptance to achieving important public health objectives and impact, especially those focusing on groups living on the margins of many societies ... 

  • PDAS Robert Jackson Visit to Côte d’Ivoire

    ABIDJAN – The Embassy of the United States is pleased to announce that the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State in the Bureau of African Affairs Robert P. Jackson visited Côte d’Ivoire today. The purpose of PDAS Jackson’s visit to Côte d’Ivoire was to meet with Ivoirian leaders on issues such as preparations for the coming presidential election, security sector reform, and the business climate. “We are delighted to have PDAS Jackson in Côte d’Ivoire to see firsthand the progress that has been made to grow the economy and rebuild the country after years of conflict,” U.S. Ambassador Terence McCulley said. “The visit by one of the highest ranking officials in the Department of State demonstrates the commitment of the United States to the future of Côte d’Ivoire.” ... 

  • Elections and Beyond: the hard work of democracy

    Côte d’Ivoire has made a remarkable recovery since the post-electoral crisis of 2010-2011. Its economic performance continues to be particularly impressive, accompanied by sound and disciplined fiscal management. Such economic results are the envy of many countries, not just in sub-Saharan Africa, but around the globe. Yet hard work remains to be done to reach President Ouattara’s salutary vision of an emerging Ivoirian economy in 2020. And in order to contribute to national reconciliation, the benefits of Côte d’Ivoire’s economic resurgence and renewed openness need to reach all Ivoirians. As economic opportunities expand, they will give an increasing number of Ivoirians the chance to build a more prosperous future while binding up the wounds of conflict ... 

  • United States Embassy Launches “Start Your Own Business” Month of Entrepreneurship to Expand Business Opportunities in Côte d’Ivoire (October 6, 2014)

    ABIDJAN – The United States Embassy in Côte d’Ivoire has launched a month of programming to encourage debate and discussion surrounding entrepreneurship and its contribution to expanding economic opportunity in Côte d’Ivoire. “Start Your Own Business” month features book discussions, conferences with Ivoirian entrepreneurs, and a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on the theme, “Researching Financial Options.” All events are open to the public. “This month of activities will help to provide useful, hands-on information to Ivoirian entrepreneurs who aspire to start their own business,” ... 

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