News & Events

U.S. Embassy Statement on International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHO)

May 17 marks the 2014 commemoration of the International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia.  The UN celebrates IDAHO every May 17 to mark the day in 1990 when the World Health Organization removed homosexuality from its International Classification of Diseases.  The month of June was originally celebrated as lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Pride ...
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Adoptions from Kyrgyzstan to Begin with Approval of U.S. ASPs

Kyrgyzstan’s adoption authority, the Ministry of Social Development, has authorized six U.S. accredited adoption service providers (ASPs) to provide adoption services in Kyrgyzstan in accordance with its new adoption service provider regulations which were implemented on January 10, 2014. Kyrgyzstan has indicated that this is the final step in reopening Kyrgyzstan to intercountry adoptions under ...
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Embassy Statement on Libel Legislation

We are concerned by the passage of legislation that makes libel a criminal offense.  This legislation purports to counter false media information, but instead may have a chilling effect on free speech in Kyrgyzstan. The U.S. Embassy urges that this amendment not be signed into law. Instead, we urge the President, government and Parliament to ...
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Meeting with American University of Central Asia Students

Assistant Secretary Biswal:  Let me start by saying how much I’ve looked forward to this all day.  I think this is such a tremendous opportunity to be able to not only share with you my thoughts and ideas, but really to hear from you about what are the challenges and concerns that you’re facing, and ...
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Travel of Assistant Secretary Frantz to Georgia, Kyrgyz Republic, South Africa, and Turkey

Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs Doug Frantz will travel to Georgia, Kyrgyz Republic, South Africa, and Turkey from April 8 to April 18, 2014. In Tbilisi, Assistant Secretary Frantz will visit the Multimedia Education Center and the S.A.F.E. regional security training hub for journalists.  He will also meet with journalism students and media ...
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