Conf. on Disarmament

Ambassador Robert Wood: U.S. Perspectives on the Opportunities and Challenges of Nuclear Disarmament

Ambassador Wood

As President Obama has said, the path to zero will require patience and persistence. It requires a broad strategy aimed at strengthening the nonproliferation regime, preventing nuclear terrorism, and pursuing concrete steps that build a foundation for future progress and lead in the direction of nuclear disarmament.

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Biography of Ambassador Robert Wood, U.S. Permanent Representative to the Conference on Disarmament

Ambassador Robert Wood

U.S. Permanent Representative to the Conference on Disarmament and U.S. Special Representative for Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention (BWC) Issues Ambassador Robert A. Wood arrived in Geneva on August 13, 2014 to assume his duties as the U.S. Representative to the Conference on Disarmament and U.S. Special Representative for Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention (BWC) […]

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Ambassador Robert Wood: Ensuring the Long-Term Sustainability and Security of the Space Enviroment

Ambassador Robert Wood addresses the CD September 9, 2014

According to the U.S. analysis, the draft PPWT, like the earlier 2008 version, remains fundamentally flawed. Above all, there is no integral verification regime to help monitor the ban on the placement of weapons in space, and no prospect of achieving a capability to effectively verify an agreement banning space-based weapons with existing technologies and cooperative measures.

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U.S. Ambassador Robert Wood Delivers his First Statement to the CD Plenary

U.S. Ambassador to the Conference on Disarmament (CD) Robert Wood

Introductory Statement by Ambassador Robert A. Wood at the Conference on Disarmament (CD) Plenary Tuesday, August 19, 10:00 a.m. As Delivered Mr. President, Acting Secretary General, Distinguished Colleagues, Ladies and Gentlemen, If I may, let me first thank Ambassadors Woolcott and Gallegos for their service at the Conference on Disarmament and wish them well in […]

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U.S. Will Continue to Take the Leadership in Ensuring the Long-term Safety, and Security of Space

Since the beginning of the space age, the global community has been inspired by humanity’s space endeavors and reaped the benefits of the use and exploration, of outer space.

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Statement of Robert A. Wood, Nominee for U.S. Representative to the CD, before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee

Throughout its history, the CD and its predecessor bodies have made significant contributions to global arms control and nonproliferation efforts.

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Acting Under Secretary Gottemoeller: Negotiation of an FMCT an Essential Prerequisite for Global Nuclear Disarmament


We stand ready to begin negotiations on an FMCT, the next logical – and necessary – step in creating the conditions for a world without nuclear weapons.

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U.S. Opening Statement at the 2014 Session of the Conference on Disarmament

The U.S certainly shares the growing impatience of many in the international community to end the impasse at the CD.

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White House Announces Nomination of U.S. Representative to the Conference on Disarmament

President Obama has announced his intention to nominate Robert Wood, a Career Member of the Foreign Service, as the next U.S. Ambassador at the Geneva-based Conference on Disarmament.

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Sixty-Eighth UNGA First Committee Thematic Discussion on Disarmament Machinery

Christopher Buck: We would like to share the U.S. perspective on Disarmament Machinery, as well as to address the process of “Change Management” in the United Nations.

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