All articles from: 2015

Statement by the United States at the December 21, 2015, DSB Meeting

Statement by the United States at the Meeting of the WTO Dispute Settlement Body as delivered in Geneva on December 21, 2015.

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Secretary Kerry: UNSC Resolution 2254 Sends Clear Message That Killing in Syria Must End

Remarks at the United Nations Security Council Meeting on Syria Remarks John Kerry Secretary of State New York, NY December 18, 2015   SECRETARY KERRY: Mr. Secretary-General, Special Envoy de Mistura, distinguished colleagues, I want to begin by thanking the other P4 members who joined together to help fashion this resolution and who spent time […]

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Gravely Concerned About Burundi Crisis, U.S. Imposes New Sanctions, Calls for Immediate Talks

United States Imposes New Sanctions, Calls for Immediate Burundi Talks    Press Statement Mark C. Toner Deputy Department Spokesperson Washington, DC December 18, 2015   The United States is gravely concerned about the ongoing crisis in Burundi and the potential for additional violence and has imposed new targeted sanctions against four individuals whose actions threaten […]

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U.S. Deeply Concerned by Recent Clashes in Oromia Region of Ethiopia

The United States Concerned By Clashes in Oromia, Ethiopia Press Statement Mark C. Toner Deputy Department Spokesperson Washington, DC December 18, 2015   The United States is deeply concerned by the recent clashes in the Oromia region of Ethiopia that reportedly have resulted in the deaths of numerous protestors. We greatly regret the deaths that […]

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International Migrants Day – John Kerry: Our Own Nation is Built upon Migrants Dreams


Today, we reaffirm our responsibility — and our commitment — to help other human beings who make great sacrifices and take great risks to face the unknown.

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U.S. Ambassador Hamamoto and CERN Director General Heuer Sign Protocols for Cooperation


There is nothing more fundamental than what unites us here today, the desire and commitment to combine our strengths and expertise to solve the defining challenges and questions of our time.

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UNGA: US Applauds Seriousness of WHO Emergency Response Reform

A critical issue for the United States and the global community has been a WHO and UN system that is ready to take on such challenges in the future.

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U.S. Presents Resolution on Burundi at Human Rights Council Special Session

We are pleased that the resolution calls on the High Commissioner to urgently deploy a team of independent experts on a mission to Burundi to investigate alleged violations and abuses of human rights.

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Ambassador Harper: HRC Special Session on Burundi – Now is the Time to Stand Against Violence


The United States is committed to the goal of restoring peace and stability in Burundi.

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U.S. and WTO Partners Announce Final Agreement on Landmark Expansion of Information Technology Agreement (ITA)

Today’s announcement demonstrates that the WTO can deliver real, commercially significant results, and will eliminate tariffs on hundreds of Made-In-America information technology products. A major win for the World Trade Organization, producers of technology products, and consumers around the world

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