All articles from: July, 2011

Statement by the United States at the July 28, 2011, DSB Meeting

European Communities – Definitive anti-dumping measures on certain iron or steel fasteners from China.

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President Obama Proclaims World Hepatitis Day 2011

On World Hepatitis Day, we join with people across our country and around the globe in promoting strategies that will help save lives and prevent the spread of viral hepatitis.

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U.S. Response to Humanitarian Crisis in the Horn of Africa

Situation in the Horn of Africa Map

Fact Sheet: More than 11.5 million people—primarily in Ethiopia, Kenya, and Somalia—are in need of emergency assistance in the Horn of Africa

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Rose Gottemoeller: The status quo is unacceptable

As we seek our way forward, we must keep our eye on the prize and, for most of the international community, that prize is a Fissile Material Cutoff Treaty as the next immediate multilateral nuclear disarmament step.

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P-5 UNGA Joint Statement on Revitalizing the Work of the Conference on Disarmament

It is crucial to reaffirm the negotiating role of the CD and to allow it to resume its substantive work without delay.

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Arms Control and Nonproliferation: The Road from Prague to Today

Rejecting the notion that the world must glumly accept living with the fear of nuclear annihilation, President Obama two years ago in Prague declared the U.S. commitment “to seek the peace and security of a world without nuclear weapons.”

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President Obama Signed the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

“The promise of the ADA was that all Americans should have equal access and equal opportunity, including Americans with disabilities,” said President Obama. “The ADA was about independence and the freedom to make of our lives what we will. We celebrate that today, and we recommit ourselves to ending discrimination in all its forms.”

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Ambassador Punke: WTO Must Focus on the Road Ahead


We do not believe that we will succeed by continuing our current discussions of an Early Harvest package built on the elements we’ve been considering, but we are certainly open to a creative discussion of development issues. … it is clear that none of us is happy with the position in which we find ourselves. And yet here we are. Today, we hope, begins a new process of facing up together to our situation as it exists, and planning a realistic path forward.

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ECOSOC U.S. EOV on "Situation of and assistance to Palestinian women"

The United States, along with so many of our international partners, remains committed to supporting the Palestinian people, including Palestinian women, in practical and effective ways.

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U.S. Condemns Ongoing Violence in Syria

Victoria Nuland, State Department Spokeperson

The United States condemns the ongoing violence in Syria, particularly the brutality practiced by the Syrian government against its own citizens – peaceful protestors and bystanders alike.

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