All articles from: August, 2015

Ambassador Pamela Hamamoto: Remembering a Handshake that Changed History


Remarks by Ambassador Hamamoto at the Gorbachev/Reagan Memorial Handshake Villa Fleur d’Eau, Versoix Monday, August 31, 2015  (As Prepared for Delivery) Ambassador Fasel, Ambassador Borodavkin, President Carlo Sommaruga*, Mister Mayor, Monsieur Longchamp, Monsieur Ramseyer, Ladies and gentlemen, We’re here today to commemorate an historic meeting between the leaders of the United States and Russia – […]

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WHO Feature: Infection prevention and control in the era of Ebola

Redempiton Hospital in Monrovia

A year ago, Redemption Hospital in Monrovia lacked proper tools, equipment and training to ensure the safety of its health workers and other patients. All of that has changed thanks to the work of the World Health Organization and many international partners including the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Read the full feature on […]

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Remarks by USTR Michael Froman at the Opening Ceremony of the 2015 AGOA Forum


We need to make sure AGOA’s potential is fully explored and its benefits fully utilized.

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Security Advisor Susan Rice: Together, We Must Help South Sudan Implement the Peace Agreement

The United States is grateful for the constructive role played by the Intergovernmental Authority on Development and the African Union to secure an agreement.

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Announcement: Renovation of Mission Restrooms

The U.S. Mission in Geneva intends to renovate the existing restrooms located in its main building, 11 route de Pregny in Chambésy.

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U.S. Strongly Condemns the Sentencing of Oleh Sentsov and Oleksandr Kolchenko

The United States strongly condemns today’s sentencing in a Russian military court of acclaimed Ukrainian director Oleh Sentsov and activist Oleksandr Kolchenko to 20 and 10 years respectively, on groundless allegations of plotting terrorist attacks and other subversive activities in Russian-occupied Crimea.

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President Obama to Travel to New Orleans for Hurricane Katrina 10th Anniversary

On Thursday, August 27, the President will travel to New Orleans to meet with residents who have rebuilt their lives over the past 10 years since the devastation of Hurricane Katrina.

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UN Security Council Holds Inaugural Meeting on LGBT Issues

This historic event recognizes that the issue of LGBT rights has a place in the UN Security Council.

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Statement by NSC Spokesperson Ned Price on the Death of ISIL Deputy Leader Fadhil Ahmad al-Hayali

Fadhil Ahmad al-Hayali the second in command of the terrorist group ISIL, was killed in a U.S. military air strike on August 18 while traveling in a vehicle near Mosul, Iraq, along with an ISIL media operative known as Abu Abdullah.

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Ambassador Harper: Statement at Organizational Meeting for 30th Session of Human Rights Council


We plan to offer a resolution on Sri Lanka to follow up on the new Sri Lankan government’s efforts to promote reconciliation and accountability and on the release of the report of the OHCHR investigation requested in HRC resolution 25/1.

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