All articles from: January, 2010

Secretary Clinton at the International Conference on Afghanistan

Secretary Clinton meets with women representatives of Afghan civil society following the conclusion of the International Conference on Afghanistan in London on January 28, 2010.         State Dept Image / Jan 28, 2010

I think we have just wrapped up a very productive conference and we have seen the results of cooperation in the international community on a number of very important issues. I want to thank Prime Minister Brown and Foreign Secretary Miliband, the Government of Afghanistan, and the United Nations for bringing us all together and sponsoring this important meeting.

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Statement by the United States Delegation to the Geneva Discussions

Geneva, Switzerland January 28, 2010 The United States was pleased to participate in the ninth round of the Geneva Discussions. We welcome the Co-Chairs’ efforts to identify interim steps that can both improve the security situation on the ground and lay the groundwork for more far-reaching arrangements. One such step the Geneva Process has already […]

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U.S. Notification to the UN on Climate Change

“The United States today officially announced its desire to associate with the Copenhagen Accord and submitted its emissions reduction target to the Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. The U.S. submission reflects President Obama’s continued commitment to meeting the climate change and clean energy challenge through robust domestic and international action that will strengthen our economy, enhance our national security and protect our environment.

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President Obama Sets out Agenda in First State of the Union Address.

President Obama Addresses the Nation in His First State of the Union Address, January 27, 2010

“So we face big and difficult challenges. And what the American people hope -– what they deserve -– is for all of us, Democrats and Republicans, to work through our differences; to overcome the numbing weight of our politics. For while the people who sent us here have different backgrounds, different stories, different beliefs, the anxieties they face are the same. The aspirations they hold are shared: a job that pays the bills; a chance to get ahead; most of all, the ability to give their children a better life.”

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U.S. Statement at the Human Rights Council Special Session on Haiti

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As in our humanitarian efforts now, and as we transition to reconstruction and rebuilding, the United States looks forward to working together with the international community and most importantly, with the government of Haiti to assist in its revitalization.

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Opening Statement to the Conference on Disarmament

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As this is the first time I am taking the floor this year, allow me to begin by congratulating you on assuming the post as the first President of the Conference on Disarmament (CD) during the 2010 session, and to thank you for your extensive efforts already this year. I wish to assure you and all members of the P6 of my Delegation’s full support for your collective efforts throughout this year.

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WTO Trade Policy Review of Malaysia

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The United States is pleased to greet the delegation of Malaysia and Secretary General Tan Sri Abdul Rahman Mamat of the Ministry of International Trade and Industry, who is leading the delegation. We also welcome Ambassador Harun and Senior Director Jayasiri of MITI’s Multilateral Division. We appreciate the reports that were prepared for this TPR, both by the government of Malaysia and by the Secretariat. We are also grateful to Ambassador Sun of China for his thoughtful contribution as our discussant this morning.

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Secretary of State Clinton Remarks With Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper After Their Meeting

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Secretary Clinton (Jan. 25): “We bear a responsibility to our taxpayers to assure that the money that our government commits will be well spent, transparently, and with results on the ground for the Haitian people.”

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Press Briefing by DHS Secretary Napolitano and IATA Director-General Bisignani

Transcript: Janet Napolitano, Secretary of Homeland Security, and Giovanni Bisignani, CEO and Director General of IATA, speak with the press following a meeting on aviation security in Geneva.

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Secretary Napolitano meets with Global Airline Industry Leaders in Geneva to Strengthen Aviation Security Standards

“Effective aviation security relies upon close coordination between airlines, government and law enforcement to identify, deter and disrupt threats,” said Secretary Napolitano. “I am committed to working closely with the airline industry and my international counterparts to strengthen global aviation security standards for passengers traveling to the United States and around the world.”

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