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    2017 Diversity Visa Program

    The entry period for the U.S. Diversity Visa-2017 opens at noon, Eastern Daylight Time, Thursday, October 1, 2015, and closes at noon, Eastern Standard Time, Tuesday, November 3, 2015. DV entries are accepted ONLY through the E-DV site,, which has complete instructions ...

  • President Obama to the United Nations General Assembly

    President Obama Address to UNGA

    Mr. President, Mr. Secretary General, fellow delegates, ladies and gentlemen: Seventy years after the founding of the United Nations, it is worth reflecting on what, together, the members of this body have helped to achieve ...

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  • Ambassador Terence McCulley with the twelve 2015 Mandela Washington Fellows

    Reception for MWF YALI 2015

    On September 29, 2015, U.S. Embassy Abidjan organized a reception for the Ivoirian 2015 Mandela Washington Fellows. The event brought together the twelve 2015 Fellows, exchange program alumni, embassy personnel and Ivoirian government and civil society leaders ...

  • Dpt. of State

    International Coastal Cleanup Day

    The U.S. Embassy organized a cleanup exercise on Saturday in Grand-Bassam to mark International Coastal Cleanup Day. Ambassador Terence McCulley participated in this event that was jointly organized with Coca-Cola and the International University of Grand-Bassam (IUGB)

  • Inauguration of Schools (Dpt. of State)

    Inauguration of Schools

    U.S. Embassy Abidjan inaugurated two middle schools in Languibonou and Koto-Ganda in central and eastern Côte d’Ivoire. Funded by USAID, the schools are fully equipped under the “Appui International pour le Développement de l’Education en Côte d’Ivoire (AIDE-CI),” an Ivoirian government project that started in 2012 ...


News from the Embassy

  • Statement by U.S. Embassy Abidjan: U.S. commends signing of Code of Conduct (October 7, 2015)

    The United States applauds the signing of the Code of Conduct for candidates in the upcoming presidential election in Côte d’Ivoire. We congratulate the candidates who participated in this initiative. It is a clear demonstration of their commitment to a transparent, inclusive and peaceful election process in Cote d’Ivoire. We encourage all parties to exhibit this commitment throughout the presidential campaign. The United States remains firm in its belief that a peaceful election on October 25th is critical to strengthening democratic institutions and maintaining strong economic growth in Côte d’Ivoire. We are confident that a credible election will help turn the page on past conflicts and move the country toward sustained peace and further reconciliation among all Ivoirians.  

  • Inauguration of Schools in Languibonou and Koto-Ganda (September 22, 2015)

    U.S. Embassy Abidjan inaugurated two middle schools in Languibonou and Koto-Ganda in central and eastern Côte d’Ivoire. Funded by USAID, the schools are fully equipped under the “Appui International pour le Développement de l’Education en Côte d’Ivoire (AIDE-CI),” an Ivoirian government project that started in 2012. The total cost of the project is estimated at $4,700,000. USAID Mission Director for West Africa Alex Deprez and Deputy Chief of Mission Andrew Haviland joined with Ministry of Education authorities, civil society representatives, students and their parents to attend the inauguration ceremonies ... 

  • Statement by the National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice on the Situation in Burkina Faso (September 17, 2015)

    The United States condemns, in the strongest terms, the unconstitutional seizure of power by elements of the Presidential Security Regiment in Burkina Faso. We call on the responsible parties to release immediately those being detained, order aligned forces to stand down, respect the rights of civilians to peacefully assemble, and put Burkina Faso back on the path to presidential elections in October. We continue to assess the facts as the situation unfolds. We are deeply disappointed that the self-interested actions of a few are threatening the historic opportunity that the people of Burkina Faso have to cast their ballots and build a new future for the country ... 

  • Recent Actions by Elements of the Presidential Guard in Burkina Faso (September 16, 2015)

    The United States is deeply concerned about the unfolding events in Burkina Faso. We call for the immediate release of President Kafando, Prime Minister Zida, and all other officials being held. The United States strongly condemns any attempt to seize power through extra-constitutional means or resolve internal political disagreements using force. We call for an immediate end to violence, urge the military personnel involved to return to their primary mission, and reaffirm our steadfast support for the civilian transitional government to continue its work of preparing for free, fair, and credible elections on October 11  Full Press Statement »

  • Graine de Leaders: Youth Book program to commemorate September 11 (September 11, 2015)

    U.S. Embassy Abidjan commemorated the 9/11 terrorist attacks through its Book of the Month program designed for primary school children. Based on the Nouveaux Horizons youth collection title “14 vaches pour l'Amerique”, the program provided attendees with ideals including generosity, compassion, peace, and hope. This activity supported Mission goals of education and youth outreach. It also exposed the children to U. S. History, global peace and assistance. 

  • Capacity Building Workshop for Librarians and American (September 9-10, 2015)

    In partnership with the local Librarians Association and the Ministry of Education, U.S. Embassy Abidjan organized a workshop for American Corners and American Shelves coordinators as well as the partner schools and institutions that form the Nouveaux Horizons Network in Côte d'Ivoire. The workshop reinforced the participants’ capacity with regard to programming and project management. It also focused on highlighting available IIP resources and the ARS Nouveaux-Horizons books used in Post programs such as "La Parole aux ADOs," “Graine de Leaders,” and the “Book of the Month.” All of these initiatives are designed to support education, literacy, and youth empowerment. This workshop supports the Mission goals of enhancing Côte d' Ivoire's human capacity through improved education, increased literacy, and outreach to youth, and under-served groups. 

  • EducationUSA - If You Want to Study in the United States... (September 4, 2015)

    U.S. Embassy Abidjan held its monthly EducationUSA Information session for 44 high school and university students. The Educational Advisor gave a presentation explaining the five steps to study in the United States, and then answered questions relating to the admissions time line, standardized tests, financial aid, and transferring into an undergraduate program. Through EducationUSA, U.S. Embassy Abidjan is advancing the bilateral relationship and U.S. economic interests by offering Ivoirians comprehensive and accurate information concerning the U.S higher education system. This information will help more qualified Ivoirians enter U.S. universities and obtain skills that will contribute to the development of Côte d'Ivoire and further greater mutual understanding between the American and Ivorian people. 

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