All articles from: January, 2015

Remarks by Assistant Secretary Kolker at WHO Executive Board Special Session on Ebola

The U.S. Delegation at the WHO Executive Board Special Session on Ebola

WHO’s EB adopts consensus resolution co-sponsored by the United States aimed at improving WHO’s capacity to respond to global health emergencies such as Ebola.

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EPA Administrator McCarthy: Environmental Concerns are Public Health Concerns

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As the head of the U.S. regulating body charged with protecting public health and the environment, let me say on behalf of my organization, and the American people, thank you for all that you do.

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U.S. Statement at the UPR Intervention for Kuwait

We are encouraged that Kuwait has committed to improving the situation of its stateless population. Persons previously identified as eligible for citizenship should have their cases processed expeditiously.

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U.S. Statement at the UPR of Guyana

We welcome Guyana’s voluntary commitment to hold national consultations on issues from Guyana’s first UPR session, including whether to repeal laws that criminalize consensual sexual activity between adults of the same sex.

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U.S. Statement at the WTO Trade Policy Review of Barbados

Barbados is a valued hemispheric partner of the United States, and the commercial relationship between our countries is vibrant and growing.

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Statement by the United States at the January 26, 2015, DSB Meeting

See attached below the U.S. statement as delivered at the January 26th meeting of the WTO Dispute Settlement Body (DSB).

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U.S. Statement at the UPR of Turkey

We are concerned about growing restrictions on freedom of expression, including censorship of news media and the Internet, and provisions of Turkish law that unduly limit peaceful assembly.

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U.S. Statement at the UPR of Sweden

We commend Sweden’s exemplary human rights record and longstanding commitment to protecting and promoting human rights domestically and internationally, in particular its leadership to promote Internet freedom worldwide.

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U.S. Statement at the UPR Intervention for Grenada

We note the ongoing constitutional reform process and are encouraged by the government’s efforts to consult broadly with civil society and the general public.

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U.S. Statement at the UPR of Guinea-Bissau

We commend, Guinea-Bissau’s efforts to implement its law against female genital mutilation or cutting and encourage continued efforts to prevent and respond to all forms of gender-based violence.

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