All articles from: October, 2014

U.S. Statement at the UPR of Bolivia

We note that high rates of impunity and immunity for government officials facing corruption charges, prolonged preventative detention, politically motivated prosecutions, and executive interference in the judiciary are the largest obstacles to the fair and equal application of justice in Bolivia.

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U.S. Statement at the UPR of The Gambia

The United States is deeply dismayed by the human rights situation in The Gambia.

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U.S. Statement at the UPR of El Salvador

We congratulate El Salvador for its completion of the national report and for demonstrating its commitment to the UPR process by accepting and implementing some recommendations made in the first UPR cycle.

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U.S. statement on Ebola at ITU Plenipotentiary Conference 2014

The United States supports these efforts and encourages all ITU members to do more to implement an effective and coordinated response to eliminate this devastating disease.

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U.S. Statement by Ambassador Hamamoto on Ebola at ITU PP-14

This is a global problem that requires urgent action by the entire ITU membership.

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U.S. Statement at the UPR of Italy

We commend Italy’s longstanding commitment to the promotion of human rights, particularly its initiative to undertake the Mare Nostrum operation.

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President Obama’s Proclamation on United Nations Day 2014

On United Nations Day, we recognize the important role the United Nations continues to play in the international system, and we reaffirm our country’s commitment to work with all nations to build a world that is more just, more peaceful, and more free.

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Ambassador Wood: Statement at UNGA Thematic Discussion on Conventional Weapons

Statement by Ambassador Robert Wood at the U.N. General Assembly on international agreements regulating and limiting the use of conventional weapons.

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FACT SHEET: The U.S. Government’s Response to Ebola at Home and Abroad

The U.S. is operationalizing a comprehensive strategy to respond to the threat of Ebola here at home, enhance our broader domestic preparedness, and contain the epidemic in West Africa.

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Secretary Kerry: Statement on the Attacks in Ottawa

We condemn today’s heinous and evil attacks in Ottawa, seemingly aimed at the heart of the federal government itself.

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