All articles from: November, 2014

Video: Ambassador Robert Wood Previews BWC Meeting of States Parties


States Parties to the Biological Weapons Convention (BWC) meet December 1-5, 2014 in Geneva.

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WFP Press Release: US Government Contribution to Food Aid for Syrians in Need Comes at Critical Time

The United States government has confirmed a contribution of an additional US$125 million to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to help feed millions of Syrians in need.

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Secretary Kerry: International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and 16 Days of Activism

Simply put, we must all do more to end violence against women in all its forms, wherever and whenever it occurs, and it starts by acknowledging it. There can be no conspiracy of silence.

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Strengthening the Role of Health Systems in Responding to Violence Against Women

Ambassador Hamamoto

Violence against women is a public health challenge, it is a gender equity challenge and, of course, violence against women is at its core a challenge to human rights.

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Remarks by the President after the Announcement of the Decision of the Grand Jury in Ferguson, Missouri

“First and foremost, we are a nation built on the rule of law. And so we need to accept that this decision was the grand jury’s to make.”

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U.S. Statement at the Trade Policy of Hong Kong, China

The United States recognizes Hong Kong, China’s rich history as a trade and finance hub and values the vibrant and dynamic local culture that stems from its diversity.

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Presidential Proclamation: National Child’s Day 2014

I call upon all citizens to observe this day with appropriate activities, programs, and ceremonies, and to rededicate ourselves to creating the bright future we want for our Nation’s children.

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Statement by the United States at the November 18, 2014, WTO DSB Meeting

See attached below the U.S. statement as delivered at the November 18 meeting of the WTO Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) Read More (pdf)

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Ambassador Hamamoto: Remarks at the U.S. Mission’s Celebration of the 239th Birthday of the U.S. Marine Corps

Marine Ball

Marines, when called upon, both abroad and at home, you are always prepared to defend our country. For 239 years, you have consistently gone above and beyond the call of duty, and all of us are extremely grateful for everything that you do.

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USTR Michael Froman Welcomes the Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) Between the U.S. and India

“On the basis of this breakthrough with India, we now look forward to working with all WTO Members and with Director-General Roberto Azevedo to reach a consensus that enables full implementation of all elements of the landmark Bali Package, including the Trade Facilitation Agreement.“

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