Our objective is clear: We will degrade, and ultimately destroy, ISIL through a comprehensive and sustained counterterrorism strategy.
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.
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 […]
Ambassador Robert Wood presented his credentials today to Michael Møller, Acting Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva.
The report cites witness accounts indicating helicopters were used in the attacks— this strongly points to Syrian regime culpability.
I will be traveling over the coming days throughout the Middle East and Europe to continue the diplomatic effort […]
Deputy Secretary of State William J. Burns, Under Secretary for Political Affairs Wendy R. Sherman, and Senior Advisor Jacob […]
Some 64 U.S. Army specialists are expected to depart for the Mediterranean in about two weeks aboard an American-owned ship, the Cape Ray, to destroy chemical weapons from Syria.
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.
We are assembled here to seek common understanding and effective action to strengthen the implementation of the Biological Weapons Convention.
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U.S. Delegation to the CD
The mission of the U.S. Delegation to the Conference on Disarmament is to advance U.S. national security through energetic multilateral diplomacy. It seeks to negotiate and implement effective nonproliferation and disarmament agreements, thereby reducing global threats and also advancing President Obama’s commitment to seek a world free of nuclear weapons. Read more
2013 BWC Meeting of Experts
- Arms Control and International Security: OPCW Report and Ongoing Concerns With Chemical Weapons Use in Syria
- Arms Control and International Security: Background Briefing on P5+1Talks
- Arms Control and International Security: Nuclear Weapons Testing: History, Progress, Challenges: Verification and Entry Into Force of the CTBT