- May 16, 2022: U.S. Embassy organizes Forensic Disciplines Exchange in Mauritius
- May 12, 2022: U.S. Embassy announces 2022 Washington Mandela Washington Fellows
- February 7, 2022: Exercise Cutlass Express 2022 Kicks Off in Seychelles
- December 17, 2021: United States Government Donates second consignment of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccines to Seychelles
- December 16, 2021: United States Donates Third Shipment of 203,580 Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine doses to Mauritius
- November 15, 2021: U.S. United States Donates Second Shipment of 107,640 Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccines to Mauritius
- October 28, 2021: U.S. Embassy and AMFCE announce participants of AWE Startup Challenge 2021
- October 27, 2021: U.S. Embassy donates two vehicles to Mauritius Red Cross
- September 24, 2021: U.S. Embassy organizes workshop on the identification and care of victims of gender-based violence and human trafficking in Mauritius
- September 23, 2021: United States Donates Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccines to Mauritius
- September 23, 2021: U.S. Embassy Awards Certificates and Prizes to Youth in Seychelles for Participation in IP Training and Brochure Design Competition
- September 21, 2021: The U.S. Embassy awards REO Grant to Plant Conservation Action Group in Seychelles
- September 8, 2021: United States Donates Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccines to Seychelles
- August 6, 2021: Cutlass Express 2021 Closing Ceremony (PDF 437 KB)
- July 27, 2021: The United States and Seychelles Sign Bilateral Agreement on Countering Illicit Transnational Maritime Activity Operations (PDF 413 KB)
- July 27, 2021: U.S. Government hands over Data-Fusion Equipment to NISCC Seychelles (PDF 417 KB)
- July 26, 2021: U.S. Naval Forces Africa Launches Cutlass Express Training 2021 in Seychelles (PDF 167 KB)
- July 6, 2021: U.S. Embassy launches Academy for Women Entrepreneurs in Mauritius in partnership with AMFCE (PDF 251 KB)
- June 22, 2021: U.S. Embassy Port Louis illuminated with rainbow colors in support of LGBTQI+ rights (PDF 172 KB)
- June 6, 2021: Press Statement from U.S. State Department Spokesperson Ned Price on the Passing of Sir Anerood Jugnauth
- May 14, 2021: Training workshop on Intellectual Property Rights for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in Seychelles (PDF 182 KB)
- April 19, 2021: U.S. Department of State’s Fiscal Transparency Innovation Fund grant to the Public Enterprise Monitoring Commission (PEMC) in Seychelles (PDF 166 KB)
- January 21, 2021: CDC Covid-19 testing requirement for U.S. entry (PDF 204 KB)
- July 29, 2021: This month, the State Department launched the 2021 Investment Climate Statements to provide up-to-date, detailed information on the economies of more than 170 countries, including Mauritius and Seychelles. Read more.
- The U.S. Department of State has released the 2021 Trafficking in Persons Report, which highlights human trafficking issues related to COVID-19, with special focus on how anti-trafficking stakeholders adapted in rapidly changing environments around the world, including in Mauritius and Seychelles.
Learn more about the 2021 TIP report here: https://www.state.gov/reports/2021-trafficking-in-persons-report/
View section on Mauritius here: https://www.state.gov/reports/2021-trafficking-in-persons-report/mauritius/
View section on Seychelles here: https://www.state.gov/reports/2021-trafficking-in-persons-report/seychelles/
- May 19, 2021: U.S. Embassy Chargée d’Affaires Judes E. Debaere gave opening remarks at the virtual launch ceremony of the ‘Improving Trafficking in Persons Referral Outcome in Comoros and Mauritius’ project organized by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in partnership with the Prime Minister’s Office in Mauritius. The two-year project is funded by the U.S. Department of State’s Office to Monitor and Combat #TraffickinginPersons through a grant of $500,000 that was provided to the IOM last year.
U.S. Embassy Chargée d’Affaires Judes E. Debaere: “We are very excited that the U.S. government was able to help make this project a reality. One aspect of the project that we stress in our annual Trafficking in Persons (TIP) reports is coordination. TIP issues overlap many stakeholders inside and outside government, and clear communication between them is essential for creating and enforcing TIP policies.”
- May 13, 2021: The U.S. Department of State has released the 2020 Report on International Religious Freedom, which offers a comprehensive review of the state of #religiousfreedom in nearly 200 countries and territories around the world, including Mauritius and Seychelles.
Learn more about the 2020 report here: https://bit.ly/3tUUbWq
View section on Mauritius here: https://bit.ly/3fmHVsO
View section on Seychelles here: https://bit.ly/3ykF24
- May 9, 2021: U.S. Embassy Chargée d’Affaires Judes E. Debaere was at the Plaisance airport for the arrival of 38,400 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine under COVAX. The United States is the largest contributor to COVAX, a global initiative which supports access to safe and effective Covid-19 vaccines for 92 low- and middle-income economies worldwide. In March, the United States government contributed $2 billion in support of COVAX as part of its commitment to global health security.
- April 21, 2021: IVLP alumnus Yan Hookoomsing, an advocate for a sustainable and integrated management of the coastal zone, and Erwin Amavassee, biologist and Project Coordinator at Friends of the Environment, participated in a Facebook live program on EarthDay to discuss climate change challenges in Mauritius and the economic and social benefits from stronger action. Watch the program here: https://fb.watch/5BXVbjCwRH/
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