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Statement by the United States at the March 25, 2015, DSB Meeting.

See attached below the U.S. statement as delivered at the March 25, 2015 meeting of the WTO Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) in Geneva. READ MORE (PDF)

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U.S. Statement at the Adoption of the UPR Working Group Report for The Gambia

We are deeply concerned by human rights abuses in The Gambia. We support the recommendations from Spain and the U.K. to investigate torture allegations and those from numerous member states relating to protecting freedom of expression.

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Background Briefing on the Secretary’s Travel to Switzerland

Background Briefing on Travel to Switzerland Special Briefing Senior State Department Official En Route to Switzerland March 25, 2015   QUESTION: Who are you today? Senior State – SENIOR STATE DEPARTMENT OFFICIAL: I’m a senior State Department official, and you guys can report this as – any of this as soon as we land. QUESTION: […]

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Item 2 General Debate – Report of the High Commissioner

The United States strongly condemns ISIL’s recent attacks on Assyrian Christian villages in northeastern Syria and its ongoing abuses against Iraqi and Syrian civilians of all faiths and backgrounds.

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U.S. Intervention on the UN OHCHR Report on Iraq Human Rights Situation

The United States is committed to supporting the Iraqi government in its fight against ISIL, including in helping to address atrocities in Iraq.

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U.S. Statement at the Trade Policy Review of Pakistan

The United States welcomes Pakistan’s continued support and commitment to the WTO’s work and to trade liberalization through the rules-based multilateral trading system.

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Thematic Discussion on Technical Cooperation to Support Inclusive and Participatory Development and Poverty Eradication at the National Level

The United States strongly supports technical assistance and capacity-building in the area of human rights.

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Crash of Germanwings Flight 9525 in Southern France

We extend our deepest condolences to the families and loved ones of the 150 people on board.

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Interactive Dialogue with the Independent Expert (IE) for the Republic of Mali

The U.S. commends the Government of Mali’s efforts to reform the National Human Rights Commission and to establish mobile counseling centers to expedite judicial proceedings for crimes committed in northern Mali.

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Interactive Dialogue with the Independent Expert on the Situation of Human Rights in Haiti, Gustavo Gallón

The United States recognizes and commends the Government of Haiti for cooperating with the Independent Expert in the effort to improve the lives of its people.

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