Ambassador Sands participates in Ólavsøka

Ambassador Sands visited the Faroe Islands to participate in the festivities surrounding the Faroese National Day, Ólavsøka. During the visit, Ambassador Sands met with Faroese Prime Minister Aksel Johannesen, saw the traditional boat races and participated in National Day celebrations.   Thank you @Tinganes for inviting me to #Ólavsøka . Many thanks to the #Faroese people for the special …

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Ambassador Sands and Embassy Staff visit the Faroe Islands

Ambassador Sands and staff from several Embassy sections visited the Faroe Islands in late August, 2018. During the visit the delegation met with Arctic Command for a briefing about their work in the waters around the Faroe Islands. A visit to Vinnuhúsið/Industriens Hus was also on the agenda. Ambassador Sands was briefed on the Faroese …

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Ambassador Sands’ remarks at the 2018 Pride Reception

Good afternoon, everyone, and welcome. I’m joined here by my fellow hosts – the Ambassador of Australia, the Charge d’Affaires from Canada, and the Deputy Head of Mission of the UK, because we all share a common goal: to advance the equal rights and human rights of LGBTI persons. And I know we share that …

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Let’s end Human Trafficking

Human trafficking is an assault on human dignity and should be penalized accordingly. No government can hold human traffickers accountable or address the needs of victims without stringent and comprehensive human trafficking laws, strong law enforcement, prosecutorial capacity funded with adequate resources, and an informed judiciary. 

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Art From Exile

In late February, Chargé d’Affaires Laura Lochman opened and hosted the temporary Art from Exile exhibit in the Bella Center. Wall by wall, piece by piece, Art from Exile featured numerous creative pieces by artists such as E. B. Itso, Hussein Mahmoodi and Samir Edo. Nine artists collaborated on the Art from Exile project, which …

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Elephant, Donkeys or Third Party Animal? – Election Debate at the Youth Folkemøde

The U.S. Ambassador, Rufus Gifford, participated in a debate concerning the election and the American Presidential System   Hundreds of students gathered around one of the main stages as the debate on the American Election was about to begin. First up on the agenda was a small introduction to the election and the American political system …

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Celebrating Democracy at First Ever Youth Folkemøde

In September, the U.S. Embassy in Denmark took part in a celebration of democracy along with thousands of Danish Students. The sun was shining bright over Søndermarken, Copenhagen. It was the early hours of the first ever Youth Folkemøde , also called UFM16, in Denmark. Thursday the 8th of September marked the first day of this very …

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Meeting each other in front of the screen

At what is by now a tradition, the Copenhagen TV Festival officially opened with a garden party at Rydhave last night. This is by far one of the most hyggelige and relaxed  events of the year. But this event is much more than a nice relaxed picnic and outdoor screening. It’s a celebration of (good) …

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2016 Independence Day

2016 Independence Day We celebrated the 2016 Independence Day by inviting our friends and contacts to the Ambassador’s residence, Rydhave. The event is a great way to say thank you to our many Danish partners for all the valuable work they do with us.  It’s also a great venue to catch up with a contact you maybe …

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Secretary John Kerry visited Denmark & Greenland

Secretary John Kerry visited Denmark & Greenland U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry visited Denmark and Greenland on June 16 and 17. During the very busy two-day schedule Secretary Kerry met with HM the Queen, Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen, Foreign Minister Kristian Jensen, GAME, Greenland Prime Minister Kim Kielsen, and many many more. The visit focused on some …

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