U.S. Statement at the UPR for the Netherlands

We commend the Netherlands for its longstanding commitment to the promotion of human rights, both domestically and internationally. The Netherlands regularly plays a leading role in defending human rights worldwide, including rights of members of minority groups, rights of women, rights of LGBT persons, religious freedom, and freedom of expression.
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Secretary Clinton on Massacre in Haoula, Syria

The United States condemns in the strongest possible terms yesterday's massacre in the Syrian village of Haoula. United Nations observers have confirmed that dozens of men, women, and children were killed and hundreds more wounded in a vicious assault that involved a regime artillery and tank barrage on a residential neighborhood.
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Presidential Proclamation on World Trade Week 2012

America has always been a Nation of doers, makers, growers, and builders. Empowered by innovative universities, pioneering entrepreneurs, and productive workers, we have met a global demand for goods and services designed and produced by Americans. During World Trade Week, we reaffirm the essential role exports play in creating jobs and growing our economy.
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HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius Addresses 65th World Health Assembly

Our coordinated efforts make it possible to successfully address shared public health challenges. From increasing prevention of diseases such as polio and heart disease, to conducting lifesaving research, to strengthening our humanitarian response and protection of vulnerable and marginalized populations, all of our efforts are enhanced through our partnership in this body.
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The 2012 Resolve Award Celebration Webcast

Four countries will be awarded the prestigious Resolve Award, announced last year by the Global Leaders Council for Reproductive Health at the inaugural Geneva Policy Dialogue Series on Reproductive Health in May 2011. Join us to celebrate their progress and learn how they overcame challenges of financing, service delivery and policy to accelerate access to ...
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State’s Rose on Reinforcing Stability Through Missile Defense

Missile defense plays an important role in the broader U.S. international security strategy, supporting both deterrence and diplomacy. Missile defense assures our allies and partners that the United States has the will and the means to deter and, if necessary, defeat a limited ballistic missile attack against the U.S. homeland and regional ballistic missile attacks ...
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US and Mexican Missions Partner for Film Screening

On May 10th, the U.S. and Mexican Missions partnered, in cooperation with the International Federation of Film Producers Associations (FIAPF), to screen the Mexican film El Estudiante, written and directed by Mr. Roberto Girault, who was present at the screening and spoke and took questions following the film. The event highlighted the need for intellectual ...
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U.S. Mission Hosts Coffee Morning for UNWG

On May 8, the U.S. Mission hosted the May Coffee Morning for the UN Women’s Guild. Alicia Griffiths made introductions and Assistant Management Officer Trishita Maula presented a talk and slide show on the Art in the Embassies program, highlighting the purpose of the program as well as the specific art of American artists that ...
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Online Gamers Join Battle Against Malaria

Improving malaria diagnosis in the developing world may get some help from an unlikely source. Researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles have developed a computer game that could use the power of online crowdsourcing to identify the parasites that cause malaria, one of the greatest killers of Africa’s children.
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Ambassador Burk: US Commited to Working to Sustain and Reinforce the NPT Treaty

Statement by Ambassador Susan F. Burk Special Representative of the President for Nuclear Nonproliferation Department of State United States of America General Debate First Session of the Preparatory Committee 2015 Review Conference of the States Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons April 30, 2012 (As Prepared)  Thank you, Mr. Chairman.  On ...
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Special 301 Report on Intellectual Property Rights

Summary of 301 Report on Intellectual Property Rights Office of the U.S. Trade Representative Executive Office of the President April 2012   The full report of the 2012 Special 301 Report can be found at http://www.ustr.gov/sites/default/file/2012%20Special%20301%20Report_0.pdf . Special 301 Report This Report reflects the Administration’s resolve to encourage and maintain effective IPR protection and enforcement worldwide. It ...
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Summary of 301 Report on Intellectual Property Rights

This Report reflects the Administration’s resolve to encourage and maintain effective IPR protection and enforcement worldwide. It identifies a wide range of concerns, including troubling “indigenous innovation” policies that may unfairly disadvantage U.S. rights holders in China, the continuing challenges of copyright piracy over the Internet in countries such as Canada, Italy and Russia, and ...
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