All articles from: November, 2015

Promoting the Long-Term Sustainability and Security of the Space Environment

Specifically, during the course of this Workshop I propose that we focus our attention on the following key areas: one, the urgent challenge of space debris to the long-term sustainability and security of the space environment; two, the usefulness of pragmatic and near-term measures in addressing the challenge of debris; and three, opportunities for enhancing regional cooperation on space security.

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Remarks by Amassador Hamamoto at Migrant Voices Session

Ambassador Hamamoto

Thank you for organizing this session, which has helped put a human face on migration, reminding us that our work together is about much more than migration – it is about people and human experience.

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World Radiocommunication Conference Concludes in Geneva

The 2015 World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC-15) ended on November 27, after four weeks, concluding with agreements to identify additional spectrum bands for wireless broadband and approving the use of satellite links for Unmanned Aviation Systems (UAS).

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U.S. Statement at the Meeting of the WTO Dispute Settlement Body

Statement by the United States at the Meeting of the WTO Dispute Settlement Body as delivered in Geneva on November 25, 2015.

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U.S. Statement at Trade Policy Review of Thailand

Our relationship dates back to 1833, when we concluded our first Treaty of Amity and Commerce. Last year trade between us reached $45 billion, supported in part by our GSP program, of which Thailand is one of the largest beneficiaries.

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Remarks by Frank A. Rose on IPNDV Following the Second Plenary

The U.S. and Norwegian Missions in Geneva on 23 November 2015 hosted a roundtable with U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Arms Control, Verification, and Compliance Frank Rose and Deputy Permanent Representative of the Kingdom of Norway in Geneva Minister Kjersti Sommerset to discuss the International Partnership for Nuclear Disarmament Verification (IPNDV)—a new initiative to enhance security and stability in an effort to reduce and eliminate nuclear weapons. 
Mr. Rose provided further details about the Partnership, which brings together both nuclear-weapon and non-nuclear weapons states under a cooperative framework to find solutions to the challenges involved in the verification of nuclear disarmament, and discussed how it can help strengthen the existing work towards nuclear disarmament verification. Ms. Sommerset provided comments on the second plenary meeting of the IPNDV, held in Oslo, Norway from 16 to 18 November.

U.S. Mission Photo/Eric Bridiers

The IPNDV provides a forum for countries that are serious about making tangible progress on disarmament to work together toward that common goal.

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U.S. and Norway Co-host IPNDV Roundtable – Photo Gallery

U.S. and Norway Co-host IPNDV Roundtable

IPNDV brings together both nuclear-weapon and non-nuclear weapons states under a cooperative framework to find solutions to the challenges involved in the verification of nuclear disarmament.

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Ambassador Hamamoto’s Remarks at Girl Be Heard Graduate Institute Performance

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These young women are here to give a voice to all the women who too often are reduced to silence. They are here to inspire us to break down barriers, to force us out of our comfort zone,to challenge us to re-double our efforts, and to motivate us to find solutions.

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Ambassador Hamamoto’s Remarks at 240th US Marine Corps Birthday Ball

Ambassador Hamamoto at Marine Ball

You realize that this is older than our Constitution – actually, older than our nation’s independence! There is no question that the United States was built with the help of the Marines.

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Second Plenary Meeting of the International Partnership for Nuclear Disarmament Verification (IPNDV)

Experts from twenty-five countries, both nuclear weapon states and non-nuclear weapon states gathered in Oslo, Norway from November 16-18, 2015 to launch the work of the International Partnership for Nuclear Disarmament Verification.

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