All articles from: May, 2010

U.S. Statement on Free Gaza Flotilla

The United States deeply regrets the tragic loss of life and injuries suffered among those involved in the incident today aboard the Gaza-bound ships. We are working to ascertain the facts, and expect that the Israeli government will conduct a full and credible investigation.

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U.S. Statement at the WTO Trade Policy Review of China

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As one of the world’s major traders, and as one of the major beneficiaries of the global trading system, China has a responsibility to take on a leading role at the WTO and to help shape future trade liberalization – and the United States again urges China to do so.

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Ambassador Donahoe: Remarks on Item 2, Human Rights Council 14th Session

Ambassador Eileen Donahoe at the Human Rights Council, March 2010

The United States recalls the courage of those who stand to defend and promote human rights and fundamental freedoms, and we take this opportunity to again applaud and convey our appreciation of the essential work of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and its field missions.

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Security Advisor’s Statement on NPT Review Conference

The United States welcomes the agreements reached at the 2010 Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) Review Conference to strengthen the global non-proliferation regime.

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President Outlines Threats, Actions To Meet Challenges

President Obama announces the foreign policy goals of his administration in his new National Security Strategy. The strategy emphasizes diplomacy and engagement.

Our security also depends upon diplomats who can act in every corner of the world, from grand capitals to dangerous outposts; development experts who can strengthen governance and support human dignity; and intelligence and law enforcement that can unravel plots, strengthen justice systems, and work seamlessly with other countries.

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President Obama’s Statement on NPT Review Conference

Read key documents related to U.S. policy on nuclear strategy

The United States welcomes the agreements reached at the 2010 Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) Review Conference to strengthen the global non-proliferation regime.

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Obama Seeks Security Through Peace & Global Cooperation

President Obama: "Our strategy starts by recognizing that our strength and influence abroad begins with the steps we take at home."

The highest priorities of U.S. national security are the safety of Americans at home and abroad and achieving a peaceful, stable world through global cooperation despite a flawed international system, President Obama says.

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U.S. Previews Proposal to Enhance Access to Copyrighted Works for the Blind and Persons with Print Disabilities

The U.S. proposal is designed to provide greater certainty in international copyright law. “We are pleased to be offering a proposal to establish clear, definite norms for the cross-border sharing of special format copies,” according to Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property David Kappos.

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United States Reaffirms Commitment to Address Global Hunger & Food Security

The Feed the Future initiative seeks to create a modern aid mechanism whose architecture is based on a set of principles articulated first by President Obama at L'Aquila last year, and then endorsed by 192 member-states in Rome.

Feed the Future Initiative: Clear investment priorities, strong commitment from the highest level of leadership, transformational goals and the involvement of all stakeholders, especially civil society, NGOs and the private sector to create viable and energetic market-oriented agricultural economies.

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Statement by Nils Daulaire, Head of the U.S. Delegation to the World Health Assembly

Heads of Delegation Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and Dr. Nils Daulaire briefing WHA delegations on the Global Health Initiative

At the 2010 World Health Assembly, the United States delegation led by Secretary Sebelius and Nils Daulaire reaffirmed its commitment to working with the World Health Organization and its member countries to improve the health of all nations.

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