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 …
Remarks to the Press Remarks John Kerry Secretary of State Olympic Museum Lausanne, Switzerland March 21, 2015 Good afternoon, everyone. Thank you so much for your patience. I know this has been a long few days, and we really are appreciative of everybody’s willingness to wait for long hours for small amounts of information. […]
It is my distinct pleasure to join President Obama in wishing a joyous and healthy Nowruz to all who celebrate around the world, throughout Asia and the Caucasus, to the Persian Gulf region, and to everyone celebrating here in the United States.
So we want to wish the people of Iran, even as they hear the sad news of the president’s mother, a Nowruz Mobarak. And we hope that this is a year that can bring us progress and peace.
Background Briefing on Travel to Switzerland Special Briefing Senior State Department Official En Route to Switzerland March 25, 2015 […]
We extend our deepest condolences to the families and loved ones of the 150 people on board.
The Assad regime’s horrifying pattern of using chlorine as a chemical weapon against the Syrian people underscores the importance […]
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.
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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