HRC – Report of the UPR Working Group on Micronesia

The United States commends the Federated States of Micronesia for its long-standing commitment to human rights, and welcomes developments in environmental security, evidenced by the establishment of the National Climate Change Policy of 2009, as a further opportunity to strengthen the country’s livelihood, food security, and economic development.
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WTO Trade Policy Review of Papua New Guinea

The United States and Papua New Guinea work closely together on many issues of mutual interest, from fostering economic growth and advancing opportunities for women to combating climate change and protecting the environment. We are committed to deepening our partnership with Papua New Guinea both bilaterally and through our involvement in regional institutions including the ...
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PEPFAR Showing Greater Effectiveness, Efficiency Against HIV/AIDS

Nearly seven years after the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) was announced, the program is having an “extraordinary impact” on the prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS, with data showing that more than 2.5 million people have been directly supported by its treatments through 2009, according to U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator and PEPFAR Administrator ...
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Ethiopia, Niger and Mongolia To Receive Grants Totaling $97M For Food Security

The development agenda set by the G20 leaders at their meeting in Seoul, South Korea, November 12, calls for members to help countries reduce their dependence on foreign assistance by mobilizing foreign investment and domestic capital to foster sustained economic growth. A new fund aimed specifically at improving global food security is a tool that ...
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HRC – Report of the UPR Working Group on Libya

While the United States supports the Government of Libya’s increased engagement with the international community, we remain deeply concerned about continued reports of incidences of torture, particularly in prisons. Several reports indicate that Libyan officials have tortured prisoners, some of whom have died from abuse.
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HRC – Report of the UPR Working Group on Lebanon

The United States recognizes the measures taken by Lebanon to improve its human rights situation. The creation of a draft law to protect women from domestic violence, efforts to amend the criminal code to conform with the Convention Against Torture, and the intended establishment of an independent National Human Rights Institute in accordance with the ...
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Respecting the Dignity and Human Rights of People on the Move: International Migration Policy for the 21st Century

International migration policy concerns the array of national practices that apply to the treatment of citizens and non-citizens who cross borders, and constitutes the effort, by the United States and others, to share best practices and develop common principles, approaches and initiatives toward these populations.
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Press Conference by the U.S. Delegation to the UPR (Transcript)

BRIMMER: We have just completed a serious interactive discussion with delegations from around the world on the human rights in the United States. We have just witnessed a useful demonstration of freedom of speech. The overall tone was respectful, with many delegations noting our country’s many contributions to the promotion of human rights and values ...
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UPR of the United States – Opening Statements by Esther Brimmer and Michael Posner

Brimmer: The United States is honored to present our first Universal Periodic Review report to the United Nations Human Rights Council. It is my pleasure to introduce our delegation, which is comprised of senior officials from eleven U.S. departments and agencies, a representative of our local authorities, and two advisers from civil society groups. Their ...
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WTO Trade Policy Review of Sri Lanka

With the end of a long and bitter civil war, Sri Lanka is confronted with the opportunity to boost economic development and provide increased economic opportunities for citizens across the island. The end of this conflict opens new hope and opportunity for prosperity to regain its foothold in your nation and for your country to ...
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WTO Trade Policy Review of Belize

Belize is a valued hemispheric partner of the United States. The United States is Belize’s largest trading partner, a major source of investment funds, and its largest provider of economic and military assistance. Approximately 5,000 American citizens live in Belize, almost a million visit annually, and the United States is home to the largest Belizean ...
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Debate on Outer Space (Disarmament Aspects) of the General Assembly’s First Committee

Space systems have taken us to other celestial bodies and extended humankind’s horizons back in time to the very first moments of the universe and out to the galaxies at its far reaches. Satellites contribute to increased transparency and stability among nations and provide a vital communications path for avoiding potential conflicts. Space systems allow ...
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Ambassador Kennedy On the Importance of Cybersecurity Cooperation

Information technology is promoting economic development by opening access to new markets, facilitating the organizing and delivery of humanitarian assistance and is increasingly supporting the functions of critical civil, public safety and national security infrastructures. It has also become a key tool in ensuring the free flow of information between individuals, organizations and governments in ...
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