Remarks by Ambassador Peterson: Launch of One Stop Centers – Mbabane Government Hospital

Honorable Minister of Justice, Honorable Minister of Health, UNICEF Representative All protocols observed It is an honor to be with you today to launch the new One Stop Centers—a critically important resource for survivors of gender-based violence, or GBV, to find help, counseling, and comfort during a time of extreme distress. Today, I am proud …

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Voting in 2020 U.S. Elections

VOTING IN 2020 U.S. ELECTIONS Your vote counts!  Did you know that many U.S. elections for house and senate have been decided by a margin smaller than the number of ballots cast by absentee voters? All states are required to count every absentee ballot as long as it is valid and reaches local election officials by the …

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Urgent information for visa applicants regarding novel coronavirus

Any individuals with pending consular appointments who (1) were physically present within the People’s Republic of China, excluding the Special Administrative Regions of Hong Kong and Macau, within the last 14 days, (2) are experiencing flu-like symptoms, or (3) believe they have may have been exposed to the novel coronavirus, are strongly encouraged to postpone …

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Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires John Moyer: World AIDS Day National Commemoration

Representative of His Excellency, the Right Honorable Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Eswatini, Their Royal Highnesses, Program Director, Chiefs, Regional Administrators, Honorable Ministers, Members of Both Houses of Parliament, United Nations Resident Coordinator, Representatives of the United Nations Family, Her Excellency, EU Ambassador to Eswatini, Chairperson and Council Members of NERCHA, Executive Director of …

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Remarks by Ambassador Lisa Peterson: 2019 Entrepreneur Incubator Graduation Ceremony

Ministry of ICT Representative The Director of Eswatini National Library Services – Ms. Jabu Hlophe Program Director (Startup Grind Director/Facilitator) – Ms. Bertha Sithole Participants Members of the Media, Ladies and Gentlemen, Sanibonani. Congratulations for completing this Entrepreneur Incubator program!  Our hope is that this program has empowered you with new skills and confidence to …

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Remarks by Ambassador Lisa Peterson: Moya Centre Open House Event

Protocols Representatives of businesses, Non-Governmental Organizations and Civil Society, Women’s organizations, Members of the community. I am honored to be part of this event to celebrate the important and varied work of the Moya Centre.  It is inspiring to see all the beneficiaries and partners here today, who have come together to showcase their projects …

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Remarks by Ambassador Lisa Peterson: Women and Law/Liphimbo Labomake Women in Leadership Training

Protocols I am honored to join you for this training of women in leadership.  We tend to think of leadership as an individual quality.  If I asked you who leads my country, I suspect you would think only of my country’s president.  But my country, like many other countries around the world, is actually led …

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Remarks by Ambassador Lisa Peterson: World TB Day Commemoration – Nhlangano

Honorable Minister of Health, Acting Regional Administrator for Shiselweni, Mr Zwakele Dlamini Program Director, Dr Vusi Magagula WHO Representative, Members of UN Agencies, Representatives from the NGO community, Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen Siyanivusela Bekunene – We are gathered once again to affirm our commitment to eliminating tuberculosis in Eswatini and around the world.  TB …

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Remarks by Ambassador Lisa Peterson: Commemorating the 242nd U.S. Independence Day

Prince Hlangusemphi, Representative of His Majesty the King; Emakhosikati, Your Royal Highnesses; Honorable Chiefs; Royal Councilors; Honorable Ministers; Excellencies, Members of the Diplomatic Corps; Honorable Members of Parliament; Honorable Members of the Judiciary; Members of the Media; Distinguished Guests; Friends; Lishonile and welcome to all. 1968 was a momentous year.  In the U.S., the Civil …

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ARS Maureen Rabotin visits Swaziland

Thanks to Africa Regional Services (ARS Paris). Early February we hosted Maureen Rabotin, a Gallup StrengthsFinder certified Global Executive Coach, Instructor at Sciences Po (Paris Institute of Political Studies), TedX Speaker and author of: Culture Savvy – Working and Collaborating Across the Globe. Maureen conducted workshops across the country on leadership and advocacy, which included …

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#Swazi girls who BELIEVE are destined to ACHIEVE!

On October 11, the US Embassy collaborated with U.S. Peace Corps Swaziland to celebrate the International Day of the Girl Child at Manyeveni Nazarene Primary School, where Dawnita Brown, a Peace Corps Volunteer (G14) hosted the first ever “Swazi Girls Believe Conference.” Ambassador Lisa Peterson, Peace Corps Country Director Glenda Green, and Public Affairs Officer …

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Embassy commemorates World Environmental Day

Thank you for joining us as we commemorate World Environment Day, celebrated each year on June 5. Your interventions and discussions on environmental literacy are helping Swaziland to address important educational priorities, legal frameworks, and sustainable policies that will impact the nation for years to come. Environmental issues have rightfully taken center stage in recent …

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Twelve Young Swazi Leaders Selected for U.S. Mandela Washington Fellowship

This June, twelve Swazi finalists, who were selected to participate in the Mandela Washington Fellowship (YALI), will travel to the United States of America. These outstanding young leaders will join 1000 other young African leaders for a six-week program at one of 20 prestigious U.S. universities followed by a summit in Washington, D.C. The youth …

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