SUSI Student Youth, Education, and Closing the Skills Gap Program

APPLY NOW! SUSI STUDENT YOUTH, EDUCATION, AND CLOSING THE SKILLS GAP PROGRAM  The U.S. Embassy in Tunis is pleased to announce the 2019 Study of the United States Institute (SUSI) for Student Leaders: Youth, Education, and Closing the Skills Gap Program. This intensive exchange opportunity provides undergraduate students with a deeper understanding of the United ...
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Secretary Pompeo on the Passing of President George H. W. Bush

Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State Washington, DC December 1, 2018   Devoted husband, loving father, steadfast friend, exemplary patriot: this is how I will always remember President George H. W. Bush. Whether he was serving in the skies over the Pacific during World War II, protecting America at CIA headquarters, or leading our nation ...
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2019 Study of the United States Institutes for Scholars

The U.S. Embassy in Tunis is pleased to announce the 2019 Study of the United States Institutes (SUSIs) for Scholars.  These intensive post-graduate level academic programs, which include integrated study tours, provide university faculty and other scholars with a deeper understanding of U.S. society, culture, and institutions.  The ultimate goal is to strengthen curricula and ...
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2019 Local Grants Notice of Funding Opportunity

The Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs, Office of Assistance Coordination (NEA/AC) and the United States Embassy in Tunisia, Assistance Unit, are seeking proposals from eligible applicants for a 2019 Tunisia Local Grants Program. U.S. Embassy Tunisia has identified two priority areas for which it seeks responsive applications: Voter Education and Entrepreneurship. The first objective of ...
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The International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

Press Statement Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State Washington, DC November 23, 2018 Violence against women is a global issue that affects millions of people annually. Every woman and girl deserves a life free from violence. The United States is committed to advancing gender equality and preventing and responding to all forms of violence against women ...
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SUSI for Secondary School Educators Program

The U.S. Embassy in Tunisia is seeking eligible Tunisian secondary teachers and administrators for the Study of the United States Institutes for Secondary School Educators, scheduled to take place in Summer 2019. The Study of the U.S. Institutes (SUSI) for Secondary Educators are five-week intensive post-graduate level academic programs with integrated study tours whose purpose ...
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SUSI Student Leaders Entrepreneurship and Economic Development Program

APPLY NOW! SUSI STUDENT ENTREPRENEURSHIP & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM The U.S. Embassy in Tunis is pleased to announce the 2019 Study of the United States Institute (SUSI) for Student Leaders Entrepreneurship and Economic Development Program. This intensive exchange opportunity provides undergraduate students with a deeper understanding of the United States, while simultaneously enhancing their leadership ...
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SUSI Student Women’s Leadership Exchange Program

APPLY NOW! SUSI STUDENT WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP EXCHANGE PROGRAM The U.S. Embassy in Tunis is pleased to announce the 2019 Study of the United States Institute (SUSI) for Student Leaders Women’s Leadership Program. This intensive exchange opportunity provides undergraduate students with a deeper understanding of the United States, while simultaneously enhancing their leadership skills.  The five-week ...
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Electronic Recruitment Application (ERA)

HR/OE is deploying Electronic Recruitment Application. ERA is an electronic applicant management system powered by Monster.com. It will allow Human Resources professionals at Missions overseas to easily identify quality candidates from large pools of online applicants. It is a compliant, flexible, proven applicant tracking solution that automates end-to-end hiring process. Most-of-all, ERA eliminates the need for paper-based activities ...
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Statement by Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo on International Religious Freedom Day

Today we commemorate the 20th anniversary of the signing of the 1998 International Religious Freedom Act (IRF Act) into law. The IRF Act expanded U.S. foreign policy capabilities to promote and defend religious freedom around the world. It builds on our founding fathers’ firm conviction that the freedom of individuals to believe as they see ...
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Thomas Jefferson Scholarship Program 2019-2020

The Government of the United States of America invites youth leaders from across Tunisia to apply now for the Thomas Jefferson Scholarship Program, which includes the Tunisia Undergraduate Scholarship Program (Tunisia UGRAD) and the Tunisia Community College Scholarship Program (TCCSP). The Thomas Jefferson Scholarship Program builds the capacity of youth leaders from diverse populations across ...
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Ambassador Inaugurates New Projects at the National Authority for Anti-Corruption (INLUCC)

Good morning everyone. I am delighted to be here to participate in this special event.  I want to thank our fantastic host, Mr. Chawki Tabib, as well as our local and international partners, the media, and each of you for taking the time to join us for this signing ceremony. As you know, corruption distorts ...
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Fulbright Specialist Program

The Fulbright Specialist Program offers non-U.S. institutions the opportunity to host American academics or professionals to build expertise in a specific area.  The program strengthens ties between the host institution and the Fulbright Specialist’s home institution in the United States. Eligibility Requirements for Host Institutions Institutions that may be eligible to request a Fulbright Specialist ...
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NOFO: Tunisia: Design and Implementation of the English Access Microscholarship Program, 2018-2020

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE U.S. EMBASSY TUNIS Notice of Funding Opportunity   Funding Opportunity Title:  Tunisia: Design and Implementation of the English Access Microscholarship Program, 2018-2020 Deadline for Applications:   October 24, 2018 at 11:59 pm local time in Tunisia (10:59 pm UTC) Total Amount Available:       Up to $ 360,000   Public Affairs Section of the ...
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Imen Hamdi – Veterinarian

Imen Hamdi – Veterinarian KAIROUAN On a farm in Abida, in the region of Kairouan, there is an air of hopeful anticipation. Imen Hamdi, a young veterinarian, is calmly tending a cow in a stall which is about to give birth. Imen’s livestock veterinary services are greatly appreciated in the region and many farmers will ...
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Mashrou3i Helps Five Young Entrepreneurs Tap Into the Solar Power Market

Mashrou3i Helps Five Young Entrepreneurs Tap Into the Solar Power Market and Transform Competition Into Cooperation KAIROUAN As the sun beats down brightly in Kairouan, you can see Tunisia’s huge potential for solar power. To expand the country’s renewable energy capacity, the Tunisian government is investing heavily in the sector. Many farmers have already received ...
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Ambassador’s Remarks at the Closing Ceremony of CEED Tunisia

Minister of Finance Ridha Chalghoum, CEED Tunisia president Hichem Elloumi, Wafa, Sonia, Zeineb, Wajdi, and especially the CEED participants and entrepreneurs here today from Gabes, Medenine, Tunis, and Tataouine, good morning. I would like to thank you for being here today.  In just one year, this project has helped 100 entrepreneurs gain knowledge and coaching ...
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Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo: Religious Freedom Belongs to Everyone

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo Op-ed in USA Today July 24, 2018  Religious Freedom Belongs to Everyone Around the world, religious minorities are persecuted and stripped of human rights. This is an issue many countries must work together to solve. Last month, Mohammad Salas, a member of the Iranian Gonabadi Sufi dervish community persecuted ...
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Ambassador Rubinstein’s Remarks at the 2018 Independence Day Celebration

Independence Day Ambassador Remarks كلمة السفير بمناسبة عيد الإستقلال   Good evening, everyone, and Happy 4th of July! سيَداتي وسادتي الأفاضل، مساء الخير ومرحبًا بكم! يشرّفني أنْ أقف بين ضيوف مِن أمثالكم، متميّزين مُلهمين لِمَن حولهم. وأودّ أنْ أشكر كلّ واحد منكم على تشريفنا بحضوركم احتفالنا هذا باستقلال الولايات المتّحدة. معالي رئيس مجلس نوّاب الشعب، ...
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U.S. Congratulates Tunisians on Municipal Elections

Press Statement Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Washington, DC May 7, 2018 The United States congratulates the people of Tunisia on the country’s first-ever free municipal elections, which took place on Sunday. These elections represented an important step in the consolidation of its democracy. As Tunisia meets the democratic milestones set out in its constitution, the ...
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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Remarks at Swearing-in Ceremony

Mike Pompeo Secretary of State Remarks  Ben Franklin Room Washington, DC May 2, 2018 This is truly humbling. Thank you very much, Mr. President, for those kind words. Thank you, Mr. Vice President, for being here today to honor me by swearing me in. Thank you, Ambassador Lawler. Ambassador Glendon, thank you so much for that ...
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OIG Fraud Alert – Local Vendor

The U.S. Department of State’s Office of the Inspector General continues to receive credible information that bad actors are targeting vendors overseas in an effort to defraud foreign businesses.  The current scheme, affecting U.S. Embassies and Consulates in the Middle East and Africa region, involves unknown individuals purporting to be contracting officials from Embassies. Consulates ...
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On the Occasion of Tunisia’s National Day

Press Statement John J. Sullivan Deputy Secretary of State Washington, DC March 20, 2018 On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, I offer congratulations on the occasion of the 62nd anniversary of Tunisia’s independence. Tunisia’s impressive democratic transition continues to serve as an inspiration to the world. We commend the Tunisian ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Personal Security Reminder The U.S. Embassy in Tunis, Tunisia informs American citizens that due to protests occurring in Tunisia focused on the United States, the U.S. Embassy will be closing early on Friday, December 8, 2017. American citizens are reminded to review their personal security plans; remain aware of their ...
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Press Statement as Delivered by Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan

Tunis, November 18, 2017  Press Statement as Delivered by Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan, Following Meeting with Senior Tunisian Government Officials to Discuss Political, Economic, and Security Cooperation     Thank you very much.  I am honored to be here in Tunisia and to have the opportunity to meet with President Caid Essebsi, ...
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Tunisian Civil Society Organizations Announce Their Municipal Elections Observation Projects

TUNIS (Tuesday, July 18, 2017) – As part of its program to support the monitoring of domestic election efforts in Tunisia, the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI), along with its six partner associations, officially launched today six projects aimed at observing the different aspects of the municipal elections process. Chahed Observatory, Youth Without Borders (JSF), Ofiya ...
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Ambassador’s Remarks at Launch of Machrou3i Phase II

As Prepared for Delivery Machrou3i (Phase II) Launch Event Remarks Minister Abdelkafi, Minister Ladhari, Minister Khalbous, Minister Hammami, distinguished guests, good afternoon. It gives me great pleasure to be here today to celebrate the launch of Phase II of Machrou3i, or “my project” in Arabic.  First and foremost, I would like to take the opportunity ...
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Millennium Challenge Corporation Board of Directors Selects Tunisia for New Compacts

MCC Selects Tunisia for new compacts; recognizes Tunisian commitment to good governance, investments in its people, and economic freedom. Tunisia-specific selections from MCC announcement: WASHINGTON, D.C., Dec. 14 — At its quarterly meeting on December 13, 2016, the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Board of Directors selected Burkina Faso, Sri Lanka and Tunisia for new MCC compacts ...
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