Conf. on Disarmament

Ambassador Robert Wood Addresses Conference on Disarmament Opening Plenary

We are coming off the heels of another challenging year in the CD, but the United States continues to have faith in this distinguished forum. In the past, when the CD has been able to negotiate on substance, it has made great progress in the fields of arms control and disarmament, resulting in landmark agreements. We firmly believe there is both the need and the opportunity to do so again. Nothing makes this clearer than the intensity of last year’s Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) Review Conference and UNGA First Committee session.

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U.S. and Norway Co-host IPNDV Roundtable – Photo Gallery

U.S. and Norway Co-host IPNDV Roundtable

IPNDV brings together both nuclear-weapon and non-nuclear weapons states under a cooperative framework to find solutions to the challenges involved in the verification of nuclear disarmament.

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Second Plenary Meeting of the International Partnership for Nuclear Disarmament Verification (IPNDV)

Experts from twenty-five countries, both nuclear weapon states and non-nuclear weapon states gathered in Oslo, Norway from November 16-18, 2015 to launch the work of the International Partnership for Nuclear Disarmament Verification.

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Ambassador Robert Wood: Space Security – A Perspective from the United States

A secure outer space environment is vital to each of our nations’ securities, foreign policies, global economic interests, and the daily lives of our citizens.

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Ambassador Robert Wood Remarks at CD Plenary Discussion on Gender and Disarmament

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The United States acknowledges the vital role that women play in the prevention and resolution of conflicts and peace–building. We are committed to their full, active, effective, and equal participation in all efforts to maintain and promote peace and security.

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40th Anniversary of the BWC Treaty

40th Anniversary of the BWC Treaty

40 years after its entry into force, the Biological Weapons Convention continues to be an essential element in the international community’s efforts to prohibit and eliminate such weapons …

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Ambassador Wood: the U. S. is firmly committed to achieving the peace and security of a world without nuclear weapons

Ambassador Robert Wood addresses the CD September 9, 2014

The United States remains ever-ready to work tirelessly with other CD Member States to help overcome the continuing impasse.

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

U.S. Ambassador to the Conference on Disarmament Robert 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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