All articles from: April, 2013

Cluster 3: Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy

I am very pleased to have the chance to speak today to reaffirm the commitment of the United States to promoting the peaceful uses of nuclear energy, as called for under Article IV of the Treaty.

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Statement by Ambassador Michael Punke Regarding April 30 Meeting of Senior Officials in Geneva

US both demonstrates and welcomes flexibilities to advance “small package” agreement for Bali ministerial

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Top U.S. Trade Official Seeks Expanded Commercial Ties in Burma

Demetrios Marantis

Acting USTR Demetrios Marantis expressed in Rangoon the United States’ continuing support for economic reforms in Burma through renewed trade and investment and expanded commercial ties.

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World Health Agencies Alert for Dangerous Malaria Strain

street protest in Kolkata, India

Health authorities in Southeast Asia have detected a strain of the malaria-causing parasite that is resistant to the best medicines available to treat the disease.

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U.S. to Share Data on Food, Farm, Rural Issues

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Shared data acquired from publicly funded research can allow farmers around the world to produce more food, says the United States’ top agriculture official.

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US Concerned About Russian Laws Restricting Civil Society, Arbitrary Arrests, Restrictions on Fundamental Freedoms

Ambassador Donahoe: We are concerned by laws which restrict civil society, including human rights activists, and which have been used to justify the wave of unannounced inspections of civil society organizations.

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U.S. Remains Committed to Conference on a Middle East Zone Free of WMD

Thomas M. Countryman, U.S. Assistant Secretary for International Security and Nonproliferation

The United States remains committed to convening a conference on a Middle East zone free of weapons of mass destruction. We regret that it proved impossible to meet last year as envisioned in the 2010 NPT Review Conference Final Document.

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U.S. Statement at the UPR of Bangladesh

We commend promotion of women’s participation in government and appreciate the National Human Rights Commission’s acknowledgement that all individuals, including LGBT individuals, should be protected from discrimination.

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Ahmad Alhendawi Works to Make U.N. Accessible to Youth

Ahmad Alhendawi

As the U.N. secretary-general’s first envoy on youth, Jordanian-born Ahmad Alhendawi has a huge job before him: making the labyrinth of the many agencies at the United Nations more accessible to the world’s estimated 1.2 billion young people. Speaking at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington April 26, Alhendawi said the four […]

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U.S. Presses for Corroborating Facts on Chemical Weapons in Syria

Chuck Hagel

The U.S. government says its intelligence assessments indicate “with varying degrees of confidence” that the Syrian regime of President Bashar al-Assad has used chemical weapons against the Syrian people.

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