Chargé d’Affaires Colleen Hyland’s Remarks at the Kosovo Apparel Industry Convention

Kosovo’s apparel-sector companies should be very proud of the achievements and the success of the “Made in Kosovo” brand.  Through prominent partnerships, including deals with Max Mara and Havep, the Kosovo apparel sector is now exporting the high-quality products throughout the region and to the EU.
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Chargé d’Affaires Colleen Hyland’s Remarks at the Launch of Crime Victims’ Rights Week

This year Crime Victims’ Week is dedicated to raising awareness about family violence. Those two words, I think we can agree, do not belong together; family and violence. We all assume families will protect and support their members. That parents will nurture and care for their children. And that husbands will respect their wives. When ...
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Chargé d’Affaires Colleen Hyland’s Remarks at the Access Mitrovica Graduation

Congratulations to the 2018 English Access graduates from Mitrovica! It really is a serious commitment to spend two years devoted to an extra-curriculum program. Especially for those of you who have obligations at university, at work, and at home. But your perseverance and dedication have helped you master this new skill.
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Chargé d’Affaires Colleen Hyland’s Remarks for Improving LGBTI Rights

Members of the LGBTI community are also members of our families, neighbors and colleagues at work.  And they face wide-spread discrimination when it comes to education, health care, housing, and employment, as well as harassment on a daily basis.  It’s not easy for anyone to live under pressure and threats.  But out of this pressure ...
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Launch of Open Procurement Transparency Portal

Launch of Open Procurement Transparency Portal, July 5, 2018 Thanks Mexhide and good morning everyone.  I’m so pleased to be here today.  This is really my favorite kind of event.  Because as much as we focus on fighting corruption, we don’t always have the opportunity to see the tangible progress we’re making in that fight.  But ...
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Chargé d’Affairs Hyland’s Remarks at the KSF Graduation Ceremony

New Recruits.  Today is your day.  Congratulations.  Today your journey starts and you join a proud organization, following in the footsteps of every member of the KSF that has graduated before you.  And, you have earned the right to wear this uniform.  I hope each of you will wear it with a sense of pride ...
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Chargé d’Affairs Hyland’s Remarks at the Launch of the Functional Review of the Rule of Law Sector

I encourage you to acknowledge the enormous body of work that came before you – and the efforts of your two predecessors as justice minister and all the civil servants in your ministry – to develop this project to this point.  I am impressed with the preparation your new team has made:  drafting a concept ...
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DCM’s Remarks at the TechCamp Kosovo: Combating Corruption in the Balkans Opening

DCM’s Remarks at the TechCamp Kosovo: Combating Corruption in the Balkans Opening December 8, 9:00 Good morning everyone. I am happy to be here today to kick off TechCamp Kosovo: Combating Corruption in the Balkans. As you know, we are nearing the end of Anti-Corruption Week in Kosovo and tomorrow is International Anti-Corruption Day. So ...
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DCM Colleen Hyland Remarks at the Donation Ceremony to the Health Center

DCM Colleen Hyland Remarks for the Donation Ceremony of Hospital Beds to the Health Center, 20 September 2017 Dr. Gjocaj, Dr. Veseli, Minister Ismaili, and the hardworking staff here at the Clinical Center.  I’m very pleased to be here today to mark the donation of much needed medical equipment to the Health Center. I am ...
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Launch of the Association of Women in the Energy Sector in Kosovo

Launching this new organization today is a part of that effort as well, and not just because it’s the right thing to do for women and girls.  But because Kosovo’s growing economy demands secure and reliable energy, and that’s going to take the full measure of the country’s young and highly-skilled workforce.  It would be ...
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Regional Police Specialized Training Conference

Providing a safe and secure environment is a key component to improving the quality of life for all citizens. This requires law enforcement agencies to develop specialized training and constantly educate officers to fight crime and provide safety for the society. I believe the relationships you have developed here will greatly assist you in addressing ...
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Deputy Chief of Mission Hyland’s remarks at the Art Exhibition “Kids can help”

Your work is making a difference, it is spreading awareness among the public about the environmental issues. It is encouraging other people to become active agents for sustainable and eco-friendly development, and it is motivating people to clean up their communities and to help make sure they stay clean.
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Addressing Sexual Harassment in Public Universities

Deputy Chief of Mission Hyland’s remarks at the panel discussion on “Addressing Sexual Harassment in Public Universities”, March 8, 2017 Good morning and Happy International Women’s Day to you all. It’s my pleasure to celebrate with you today, but, more importantly to highlight this very important discussion on sexual harassment in Kosovo’s public universities. I would ...
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Chargé d’Affaires Colleen Hyland Opening Remarks at the CLDP Workshop on Government Ethics

Ethics and anti-corruption efforts rely on individual choices as much as institutional efforts. We acknowledge that changes in practice and perception are hard, and will not happen overnight. But as Kosovo continues to take the tough but necessary steps to unlock its potential, the United States will be a steady partner. We believe in Kosovo’s ...
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Conference on Human Rights and the Integration of Marginalized Groups in Kosovo

There is much to be done to ensure all of Kosovo’s citizens have opportunities and are empowered to effect change in their communities. The United States is proud to be your partner on these issues and will continue to stand with Kosovo and all of you here today, to advance human rights
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Chargé d’Affaires Remarks at the Kosovo Law Institute Roundtable

Chargé d’Affaires Remarks at the Kosovo Law Institute Roundtable, December 06, 2016 Thank you, Betim and Kosovo Law Institute for organizing this important discussion.  It is my pleasure to be here today to continue to show the Embassy’s support for the very important role the justice sector plays in the fight against corruption in Kosovo. ...
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Chargé d’Affaires Hyland at the “Strategy and International Security” seminar

Good morning.  I want to thank the George C Marshall Centre and Kosovo Diplomatic Agency for organizing a seminar on such an important topic. This seminar on Strategy and International Security addresses Kosovo’s vital interests and its engagement in the region and globally. We are all dedicated to creating a world that is more peaceful ...
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