All articles from: December, 2014

U.S. Expresses Deep Concern About Detentions of Activists in Cuba

We urge the Government of Cuba to end its practice of repressing these and other internationally protected freedoms and to respect the universal human rights of Cuban citizens.

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US Deplores Sudan’s Decision to Expel Two Senior UN Officials – Calls for Reversal of Decision

The expulsions of Mr. Ali Al-Za’tari and Ms. Yvonne Helle, two highly regarded UN professionals, are detrimental to Sudan’s relations with the international community and to the protection and well-being of the people of Sudan

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Statement by the U.S. Embassy in Azerbaijan on Closure of the RFE/RL bureau in Baku

We are concerned by reports that employees of the RFE/RL bureau in Baku were detained in their offices and questioned while the premises were searched by law enforcement.

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Secretary Kerry: Statement on The Fifth Anniversary of Liu Xiaobo’s Conviction

The United States remains deeply concerned that China continues to incarcerate Liu Xiaobo and hold his wife, Liu Xia, in extralegal house arrest.

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Statement by the United States at the December 19, 2014, WTO DSB Meeting

See attached below the U.S. statement as delivered at the December 19th meeting of the WTO Dispute Settlement Body (DSB)

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US Rose Gottemoeller at Brookings on U.S. Nuclear Arms Policy

There should be no doubt: the U.S. commitment to achieving the peace and security of a world without nuclear weapons is unassailable.

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Press Statement: International Migrants Day

On International Migrants Day we recognize the millions of people around the world who cross borders in search of a better life and we celebrate their contributions. But this year it is also a day to mourn the thousands whose journeys began in desperation and hope but ended in death.

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US Statement at 14th Special Session of the UNCC Governing Council

The Governing Council of the UN Compensation Commission (UNCC) held a Special Session on Thursday, December 18, 2014. At this meeting the Governing Council decided to adopt its Decision 272, titled “Decision concerning the level of Iraq’s oil proceeds to be deposited into the Compensation Fund.”

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U.S. Statement at the WTO Trade Policy Review of the United States: Day 2

Our experience on Tuesday confirmed the usefulness of that process of listening. We appreciate the observations offered by over 50 Members, and the mostly constructive spirit in which they were articulated.

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Statement by the United States at the December 17th 2014, WTO DSB Meeting

See attached below the U.S. statement as delivered at the December 17th meeting of the WTO Dispute Settlement Body (DSB)

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