All articles from: January, 2015

Secretary Kerry: Remarks at the World Economic Forum in Davos

Secretary Kerry at Davos

There’s no room for sectarian division; there’s no room for anti-Semitism or Islamophobia; and no way forward except to demonstrate to the terrorists that every time they try to divide us, they strengthen our resolve. Like the million souls that last week spoke with a single voice in the streets of Paris, we must act as one.

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President Obama on Death of Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz

It is with deep respect that I express my personal condolences and the sympathies of the American people to the family of King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz and to the people of Saudi Arabia.

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U.S. Statement at the UPR of Armenia

We commend Armenia for improvements in respecting freedom of expression, as manifested in the Human Rights Defender’s December 2013 special report on obstacles to a fair trial, although more remains to be done.

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Ambassador Wood: the U. S. is firmly committed to achieving the peace and security of a world without nuclear weapons

Ambassador Robert Wood addresses the CD September 9, 2014

The United States remains ever-ready to work tirelessly with other CD Member States to help overcome the continuing impasse.

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U.S. Statement at the UPR of Kenya

We commend Kenya for its progress in approving the 2010 constitution. We are, however, concerned about efforts that appear to undermine constitutional rights, including elements of new counter terrorism legislation.

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U.S. Statement at the UPR of Lesotho

We commend Lesotho for its commitment to a national dialogue on constitutional and parliamentary reform and look forward to free, fair, and peaceful national elections in February 2015. We welcome the progress achieved so far in the efforts to uphold democratic principles and restore political stability and security.

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USTR Michael Froman: Twenty years in and bogged down, what’s the way forward for the WTO?

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Having marked its 20th anniversary earlier this month, the World Trade Organization must move quickly from celebrating to soul-searching when some of its members convene in Switzerland this week.

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Statement by the United States at the January 16, 2015, DSB Meeting

See attached below the U.S. statement as delivered at the January 16th meeting of the WTO Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) READ MORE (pdf)

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Media Note: Bilateral Consultations With Iran in Zurich January 23-24

Under Secretary of State Wendy R. Sherman Travel to Berlin and Zurich Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC January 21, 2015   Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman will travel to Berlin, Germany January 21 to 22 for meetings with the political directors of the G-7 (Germany, the United Kingdom, […]

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U.S. Statement at the UPR of Spain

We commend Spain’s longstanding commitment to the promotion of human rights, including the rights of LGBT persons, and its related efforts to fight trafficking in persons.

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