Seventy years after the founding of the United Nations, it is worth reflecting on what, together, the members of this body have helped to achieve.
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.
The agreement now reached between the international community and the Islamic Republic of Iran builds on this tradition of strong, principled diplomacy.
The United Nations continues to stand working with the U.S. government. We really appreciate your strong leadership and support, and strong, generous humanitarian assistance to many places of conflict.
Together, we honor the memory of the men, women, and children murdered in 2001.
“Internationally, the agreement is being backed … by each of the more than 100 countries that have taken a formal position.”
A secure outer space environment is vital to each of our nations’ securities, foreign policies, global economic interests, and […]
The United States continues to welcome the opportunity these meetings present for a substantive dialogue on ways we can strengthen the Convention and its implementation.
Every country that joins the BWC sends a powerful message of solidarity with the international community that the possession and use of biological weapons should not be an option.
“March 26th of next year will mark the 40th anniversary of the Entry into force of the Biological Weapons Convention. It’s a short document, but one with big aims.”
States Parties to the Biological Weapons Convention (BWC) meet December 1-5, 2015 in Geneva.
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.
We call for a strong international response to this grave violation of the world’s rules and conscience that will send a clear message that this kind of atrocity can never be repeated.
The U.S. Mission hosted a series of briefings for Member States regarding the use of chemical weapons by the Syrian regime on August 21st.
The U.S. has a national security stake in defending international prohibitions on the use of chemical weapons. Syria’s apparent “flagrant violation” of that standard demands a response, according to White House Jay Carney.
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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: Conference on Facilitating the Entry Into Force of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty
- Arms Control and International Security: Nuclear Arms Control and Disarmament Approaches in a Changed Security Environment
- Arms Control and International Security: Updates on the International Partnership for Nuclear Disarmament Verification