All articles from: April, 2016

Secretary Kerry’s Travel to Geneva

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will travel May 1-2 to Geneva, Switzerland, where he will meet with Jordanian Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh, Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir, and UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura.

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Ambassador Sepulveda Travels to Geneva to Chair the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Forum 2016

Ambassador Daniel A. Sepulveda, U.S. Coordinator for International Communications and Information Policy, will serve as Chair of the WSIS Forum 2016 to be held in Geneva, Switzerland, May 2-6, 2016.

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Girls in ICT Day 2016: Remarks by Ambassador Hamamoto


The world needs science and science needs women. We have to do everything possible to change the fact that women and girls are vastly under-represented in STEM education, in the ICT sector and in leadership positions generally.

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Secretary Kerry: “We Can’t Understand the World if We Fail to Comprehend the Role Religion Plays in Lives of People.”

“It’s up to us to recognize that we can’t lead a world that we don’t understand and that we can’t understand the world if we fail to comprehend and honor the central role that religion plays in the lives of billions of people.”

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U.S. Statement at the Trade Policy Review of Malawi

Malawi has made noteworthy progress since its last trade policy review in 2010. It has continued to witness economic growth – averaging 5.9 percent since 2010 despite a marked slowdown in 2012.

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Ambassador Robert Wood’s Statement at the BWC Preparatory Committee Meeting


The BWC is an important agreement with noble objectives, and it has contributed to international peace and security. Unfortunately, it is also true that the threat of biological weapons remains real.

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John Kerry Condemns the Barbaric Murder of a Locally-Hired Employee of the U.S. Mission in Bangladesh

The men and women of the U.S. State Department join me today in condemning the barbaric murder of Mr. Xulhaz Mannan, a locally-hired employee of our embassy in Dhaka, Bangladesh, and another of his activist friends. We are profoundly saddened by the loss of one of our own in such a senseless act of violence, and we extend our deepest condolences to Xulhaz’s family and loved ones.

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Video: International Partnership for Nuclear Disarmament Verification – Interviews of the Co-Chairs of the Three Working Group


In this interview, the co-chairs of the three IPNDV working groups explain the value of the Partnership and the focus of each of the working groups which met in February 2016 in Geneva.

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Secretary Kerry’s Remarks at the UN Signing Ceremony of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change


“Today we know: The new energy future, the efficiencies, the alternative resources, the clean options – none of what we have to achieve is beyond our capacity technologically. The only question is whether it is beyond our collective resolve.”

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Statement by the United States at the April 22, 2016, DSB Meeting

Statement by the United States at the Meeting of the WTO Dispute Settlement Body as delivered in Geneva on April 22, 2016.

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