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U.S. on OPCW-UN Report: It is Essential that all State Immediately Cease any Chemical Weapons Use

The report confirms that the Syrian regime is responsible for the repeated use of chemical weapons in Syria. Such use is a violation of UN Security Council Resolution 2118, a violation of Syria’s obligations as a state party to the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC), and a violation of well-established international standards and norms against chemical weapons use.

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Secretary Kerry’s Statement on the Occasion of Ukraine’s National Day

Today we mark not just a quarter-century of your independence, but also of the fruitful partnership between our nations based on our shared commitment to freedom and the rule of law.

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Secretary Kerry Remarks with Kenyan Foreign Minister Amina Mohamed – South Sudan, Somalia, Syria

“I want to emphasize how deeply the United States values and respects our friendship with Kenya. Today, our annual 2A trade exceeds 1.5 billion and U.S. investors are increasingly attracted to the possibilities here, especially in such sectors as energy, agri-business, and ICT. Our governments work together on a range of issues, including climate change, where I might add Kenya is a regional leader, both through its engagement in the international climate negotiations and through its own ambitious domestic efforts.”

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Secretary Kerry Announces Additional Funding for Kenya and Somalia

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The funding announced today will support UNHCR and other international humanitarian organizations as they provide for basic survival of thousands of vulnerable people and durable solutions for refugees.

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Job Announcement: Security Guard (multiple positions)

 The U.S. Mission in Geneva is seeking an individual for the position of local guard in the Regional Security Office.

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Purchase of iPad Devices and Accessories

The US Mission Geneva has a requirement to purchase iPad devices and accessories:

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John Kerry: We Pay Tribute to all Humanitarians and We Thank Them for Being the Emissaries of the Conscience of the World

Secretary Kerry: “On this World Humanitarian Day, we honor humanitarians, both those who have lost their lives in their efforts to aid and protect the most vulnerable people on earth, and those who continue to brave violence and hardship. The theme of this year’s commemoration is “One Humanity.” It asks all of us to stand together, to recognize our shared responsibility to help those overtaken by calamity.”

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USAID Joins the International Community to Celebrate World Breastfeeding Week

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Breastfeeding is one of the most cost effective ways to save the lives of children and improve their future ability to grow, learn, and thrive as members of their community. According to a recentLancet series, the deaths of 823,000 children and 20,000 mothers each year could be averted through scaling up optimal breastfeeding practices to nearly universal levels, along with economic savings of US$ 300 billion.

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Ambassador Samantha Power’s Remarks at a UN Security Council Open Debate on Children and Armed Conflict

The Secretary-General’s annual report continues to be a valuable tool for documenting abuses and for identifying those responsible. The Security Council’s mandate on children and armed conflict – which includes monitoring, reporting, and listing of parties for violations – is crucial, and must be maintained.

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Statement by John Kerry on the Occasion of Switzerland’s National Day

The United States is proud to count Switzerland among its closest friends and partners. Our countries share a deep bond rooted in our common ideals – democracy, support for peace, and a commitment to the rule of law – as well as our robust and expanding trade and investment ties.

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