Remarks by Ambassador Kennedy at the Middle Powers Initiative Conference

The commitment’s there, the record’s there, and we’re building on it. START of course, will bring down, for example, our warheads 84 percent. As you know, the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee is poised to vote on Thursday before bringing the treaty to the Senate as a whole for ratification. The President and Secretary of ...
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Interactive Dialogue on the Report of the Fact-finding Mission Established pursuant to Resolution 14/1

The United States believes in the importance of a credible, impartial, and transparent investigation into the tragic events of May 31. We emphasized this last June, and we continue to hold this view. We have expressed our commitment to working with partners, including our longstanding friends Israel and Turkey, to ensure a full and appropriate ...
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Syrian statement at HRC only contributes to a cycle of mistrust and instability in the Middle East

Ambassador Donahoe: “The Syrian delegation to the HRC today falsely equated Israeli occupation of certain territories with racism. By singling out Israel with false and provocative accusations, Syria only contributes to a cycle of mistrust and instability in the region. President Obama has called on all parties in the Middle East, and all interested nations ...
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Remarks by the President to the United Nations General Assembly

We meet within an institution built from the rubble of war, designed to unite the world in pursuit of peace. And we meet within a city that for centuries has welcomed people from across the globe, demonstrating that individuals of every color, faith and station can come together to pursue opportunity, build a community, and ...
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WIPO General Assemblies Statement by Ambassador Betty E. King

WIPO’s ongoing strategic re-alignment (SRP) process has worked to reform the Organization’s programs, resources and structures with a new set of strategic goals. These have enabled WIPO to respond more effectively to the rapidly evolving technological, cultural and geo-economic environment, as well as to respond to the urgent global challenges of today, which IP can ...
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The American People, the U.S. Government, and Proctor and Gamble Join Forces to Help Bring Clean Water to Pakistan Flood Victims

The flooding in Pakistan, arguably the worst humanitarian disaster in the country’s history, has left millions without safe drinking water and the threat of widespread waterborne disease outbreaks mounts. In response, countless private citizens in the U.S. and from around the world, and private U.S. organizations have contributed generously to the Pakistan Relief Fund. Their ...
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Assistant Secretary Brimmer Outlines U.S. Engagement at Upcoming UN General Assembly

Brimmer: " I’d like to start off with just a couple of words about the Administration’s overall approach to the UN General Assembly and to our second General Assembly. Now, as you recall last year, President Obama made clear his intent to lead the United States back to the multilateral table, and that intent was ...
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Interactive Dialogue with the Independent Expert on the Situation of Human Rights in Sudan

We thank Justice Othman for his dedication and work in monitoring and raising awareness about the human rights situation in Sudan. We note that his report thanks the Government of National Unity, the Government of Southern Sudan, UNMIS and UNAMID and the UN agencies in Sudan for their cooperation and valuable assistance provided.
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World Leaders Meet In New York To Discuss Improving The Lives of The Poor

  15 September 2010 Progress Toward Millennium Development Goals Is Mixed By Christopher Connell Special Correspondent Washington — On the 10th anniversary of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the numbers tell a mixed story about the world’s progress toward eradicating poverty, enrolling all children in primary school, promoting gender equality, combating AIDS and ...
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Interactive Dialogue with the Secretary-General’s Special Representative on Children in Armed Conflict

The United States believes strongly in the protection of children from abuse and exploitation in armed conflict. We are dismayed at the continuing reports of children being killed, maimed, raped, sexually abused, forced to bear arms as child soldiers, forced into sexual slavery, used for exploitative labor purposes, and other deplorable acts at young ages.
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Attacks on Afghan School Children

The United States is deeply concerned by the recent poisonings of Afghan school children in Kabul. While details of these attacks are still being verified, Afghan schools, teachers, and students, particularly girls, are regularly targeted by anti-government elements seeking to destabilize Afghanistan and undermine progress. We condemn such attacks and are working with the Afghan ...
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