RMI Embassy in Washington, D.C.

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Jerammon!
07/04/2021

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Photos from Office of the President, Federated States of Micronesia's post
06/04/2021

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Former Marshall Islands President Joins EWC Board
05/16/2021
Former Marshall Islands President Joins EWC Board

Former Marshall Islands President Joins EWC Board

The East-West Center’s Board of Governors has elected former Marshall Islands President Hilda Heine to be one of the board’s five international members. “We are honored and delighted to have President Heine joining us on the EWC Board of Governors,” said Board Chairman James Scott in a press...

05/08/2021

For Immediate Release, 8 May 2021
Majuro, Republic of the Marshall Islands

RMI conveys concerns on Japanese Government decision to discharge wastewater from Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station

The Marshall Islands joins its Pacific neighbors and friends around the world in expressing concern with the Government of Japan’s plan to discharge more than one million tons of wastewater from the Fukushima nuclear plant into the Pacific Ocean. The availability of alternative solutions for disposing the wastewater must be further considered.

As a large ocean nation, the Marshall Islands is dependent on a healthy ocean to support its livelihoods. Our entire nation consists of low-lying coastal communities whose primary food source comes from the surrounding marine life. The threat to our ocean from Fukushima’s wastewater compounds the existing threat we face from the Runit dome in Enewetak Atoll. The rising sea levels due to climate change further exacerbates these challenges.

We urge the Japanese Government to heed the warnings of international experts and reconsider its plans. The RMI joins the UN Special Rapporteurs in calling on the Government of Japan to adhere to its international obligations to protect the marine environment.

We call on the Japanese Government to consult with its Pacific Island neighbors to ensure its plans are communicated and understood. Further, we seek Japan’s support for an independent review of the potential impacts that a release of one million tons of wastewater might have on our Pacific Ocean environment.

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Case Joins Fellow Co-Chairs of Congressional Pacific Islands Caucus in Reintroducing Bipartisan Expanded Blue Pacific Ac...
05/05/2021
Case Joins Fellow Co-Chairs of Congressional Pacific Islands Caucus in Reintroducing Bipartisan Expanded Blue Pacific Act For Long-Term Coordinated United States Policy In The Pacific Islands Region

Case Joins Fellow Co-Chairs of Congressional Pacific Islands Caucus in Reintroducing Bipartisan Expanded Blue Pacific Act For Long-Term Coordinated United States Policy In The Pacific Islands Region

First introduced by Case and fellow colleagues last Congress, the BLUE Pacific Act would establish a comprehensive, long-term U.S. strategy across the Pacific Islands region.

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05/05/2021

Photos from Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade- Republic of the Marshall Islands's post

Happy Jemenei Day 2021!
04/30/2021

Happy Jemenei Day 2021!

Happy Jemenei Day 2021!

04/29/2021

Kommol Tata Senator Joe Bejang for your support of Taiwan’s inclusion in the WHA. Taiwan’s contribution would benefit the WHO as well as international society in this critical time. #LetTaiwanHelp.

04/25/2021

Elajrak in makitkit ko an Jemenei Day an Majel in

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04/22/2021

Photos from Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade- Republic of the Marshall Islands's post

Leaders Summit on Climate - United States Department of State
04/21/2021
Leaders Summit on Climate - United States Department of State

Leaders Summit on Climate - United States Department of State

Watch live on April 22 at 8:00 a.m. EDT View the full schedule of events Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry will join President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, and several U.S. cabinet secretaries and private sector and civil society lead...

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04/12/2021

Photos from Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade- Republic of the Marshall Islands's post

Photos from Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade- Republic of the Marshall Islands's post
04/11/2021

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Photos from Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade- Republic of the Marshall Islands's post
04/05/2021

Photos from Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade- Republic of the Marshall Islands's post

Deadline for DOI grants extended!
04/01/2021
Grant Application Process Still Open for Insular Areas Funding

Deadline for DOI grants extended!

Fiscal year 2021 grant applications will continue to be accepted for the Technical Assistance Program (TAP), the Maintenance Assistance Program (MAP), and the Coral Reef and Natural Resources (CRNR) Initiative through April 1, 2021.

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03/26/2021

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FACT SHEET: Small and Less Populous Island Economies (SALPIE) Initiative | The White House
03/24/2021
FACT SHEET: Small and Less Populous Island Economies (SALPIE) Initiative | The White House

FACT SHEET: Small and Less Populous Island Economies (SALPIE) Initiative | The White House

Today the Biden administration launched the “Small and Less Populous Island Economies (SALPIE) Initiative,” an economic cooperation framework designed to strengthen U.S. collaboration with island countries and territories in the Caribbean, North Atlantic, and Pacific regions.  The SALPIE Initia...

03/17/2021

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY: Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program (JJWBGSP)

Applications are open from March 22 to May 21, 2021!

03/02/2021

Press Release jen Iowa Department of Health Services:

February 5, 2021

Medicaid Now Available to all Eligible COFA Adults

(Des Moines, Iowa) – The Department of Human Services (DHS) is now providing full Medicaid benefits to all eligible adult citizens of Palau, the Marshall Islands, and the Federated States of Micronesia living in Iowa through treaties known as the Compacts of Free Association (COFA).

The 2021 Consolidated Appropriations Act (CAA) was signed into federal law on December 27, 2020, allowing Medicaid coverage for COFA adults. COFA adults must still meet all other Medicaid eligibility requirements (e.g. income limits and Medicaid program requirements) to be eligible for full Medicaid benefits.

DHS has updated its Medicaid eligibility policies and systems to allow for this federal change in Medicaid coverage. Previous federal legislation caused COFA migrants to be barred from receiving full Medicaid coverage since 1996.

This policy change directly affects COFA adults. This includes all eligible COFA adults living in Iowa who are currently either receiving only limited emergency Medicaid coverage or who applied for ongoing Medicaid, but were denied full Medicaid coverage since the policy changed on December 27, 2020.

The Department estimates between 300 and 400 COFA adults will gain Medicaid eligibility through this policy change.

There is no change to Medicaid eligibility for COFA children (under age 21). In Iowa, COFA children have been eligible for full Medicaid benefits since 2010 based on their immigration status.

DHS will be taking the following actions to ensure Medicaid coverage to COFA adults who are now eligible for full Medicaid benefits:

If a COFA adult’s Medicaid application received by the Department during December 2020, and January 2021 was denied full Medicaid coverage due to citizenship/immigration status, the Department will reprocess the application. By the end of February, affected applications will receive a notice in the mail explaining the new decision or requesting any additional information needed by the Department.
Medicaid applications filed with the Department through March 31, 2021, for COFA adults who meet all other Medicaid eligibility requirements, will receive coverage needed to help pay for medical bills back to December 2020.
For Medicaid applications filed April 1, 2021, and later, COFA adults will be eligible for retroactive Medicaid only if they fall into a category that allows for retroactive coverage (a pregnant or postpartum woman or resident of a nursing facility licensed under Iowa Code Chapter 135c) and meet all other eligibility requirements.

Eligible COFA adults, and other eligible individuals, may apply for Medicaid benefits online through the DHS benefits portal, by downloading a paper application from the Department’s website, or by calling 1-855-889-7985.

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For more information
Matt Highland
[email protected]
515-281-4848

Honoring the Contributions of the Citizens of the Republic of the Marshall Islands - United States Department of State
03/01/2021
Honoring the Contributions of the Citizens of the Republic of the Marshall Islands - United States Department of State

Honoring the Contributions of the Citizens of the Republic of the Marshall Islands - United States Department of State

March 1 is Nuclear Victims Remembrance Day in the Republic of the Marshall Islands. Seventy-five years ago, the United States conducted the first of 67 nuclear tests in the Marshall Islands as part of its nuclear testing program. The United States honors the memory of those affected from the atolls....

Jejjab make iad. We are not alone.
02/28/2021

Jejjab make iad. We are not alone.

Jejjab make iad. We are not alone.

02/26/2021

H.E. President David Kabua’s condolence letter addressed to H.E. Prime Minister James Marape on the passing of Sir Michael Thomas Somare, former Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea.

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02/23/2021

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02/22/2021

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JOB OPENING AT CANNCOFA Alliance National Network (CANN) is an Oregon based non-profit organization that is dedicated to...
02/12/2021
Program and Finance Manager

JOB OPENING AT CANN

COFA Alliance National Network (CANN) is an Oregon based non-profit organization that is dedicated to advocating for the people of the three Pacific Island nations (Republic of Palau, Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Federated States of Micronesia) that have a unique Compact or treaty with the United States. The treaty is called the Compact of Free Association. The primary goal of the organization is to seek social and economic justice under the law for all COFA residents in Oregon and throughout the 50 states and its territories.

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

Position Title: Program and Finance Manager

Applications deadline: February 22, 2021

Rate of Pay: $30 per hour

Hours per week: 20 – 30 hours per week

Location: The position is remote and can be based anywhere within the United States.

Summary of Position Description:

https://cann.us/program-and-finance-manager/?fbclid=IwAR2jGXw-6B7Bp0S9s-4n7sXNZvYttT94oxyAes5Iw2-O3XwkMVlwJBHSVng

COFA Alliance National Network Program and Finance Manager is responsible for the overall budget and finance operations of the organization.

Job responsibilities:
In alignment with the COFA CANN mission and goals, serve as the Culturally Based Organization (CBO) lead to external partners including but not limited to:
Oregon Health Authority grants
Fiscal sponsors
Various counties of Oregon
Attend public and private meetings involving major projects and programs to ensure the
stories and lens of the COFA Pacific Islander community are part of the conversation
Manage all aspects of payroll for staff
Balance books monthly – experience with QuickBooks desired but not required
Assist in establishing improved policies and procedures for CANN finances
Oversee grant finances including budget reports to Oregon Health Authority
Provide ED with weekly budget updates
Assist with grant proposals and ongoing fundraising efforts
Assist with new 501c3 process
Assist Executive Director with daily oversight of CANN emails and staff
Support the Board, Executive Director and other staff in identifying and coordinating additional funding resources (foundations, businesses, leveraging of state and federal funds, etc.) to support the programmatic goals of CANN
Position Requirements:
Associates in business, accounting, or finance or minimum three years experience working in similar field
Familiarity with various software systems and procedures
Experience with Quickbooks desired but not required
Office management or similar leadership experience
Non-profit / grass-roots organizational experience
Experience working with COFA Pacific Island cultures desired but not required
Proven experience overseeing projects, programs and budgets
Experience with accounting required
Supervisory experience desired but not required
Access to a telephone, computer, and reliable internet connection.
Ability to comply with regulations and communicate official information in an appropriate manner
Advanced ability to coordinate efforts and maintain records
Application: Send resume, cover letter and three references to Kara Miller, Executive Director at [email protected].

APPLICATIONS DUE FEBRUARY 22, 2021
COFA Alliance National Network (CANN) is an Oregon based non-profit organization that is dedicated to advocating for the people of the three Pacific Island nations that have a unique Compact or treaty with the United States. The treaty is called the Compact of Free Association. The primary goal of the organization is to seek social and economic justice under the law for all COFA residents in Oregon and throughout the 50 states and its territories.
The three COFA nations are The Republic of Palau, The Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Federated States of Micronesia.
CANN is focused on educating Oregonians and Americans about the many issues confronting COFA people residing in the United States.

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT Position Title: Program and Finance Manager Rate of Pay: $30 per hourHours per week: 20 – 30 hours per week Summary of Position Description:COFA Alliance National Network Prog…

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The Embassy is responsible for managing the relations between the RMI and the U.S. The purpose of this page is to provide information and updates directly from the embassy. Members are welcome to make comments and share their ideas that will serve the interests of the Marshall Islands and its citizens in the United States. Office Hours: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Monday - Friday, excluding U.S. and RMI Holidays.

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