All articles from: November, 2016

U.S. Statement at the Informal Session with High Commissioner Zeid on Recent Missions

Mr. High Commissioner, the United States would like to take this opportunity to thank you and your Office for your on-going and critical work in promoting the protection of human rights around the world. Your voice is a vital one.

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Costs & Consequences of Violence Against Women Last for Generations – We’re Working to #EndGBV Worldwide

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The U.S. Mission in Geneva and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) join the international community in commemorating 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, which began on Friday, November 25 (International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women) and ends on December 10 (International Human Rights Day). This year’s theme is “From Peace in the Home to Peace in the World: Make Education Safe for All.”

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Statement by the United States at the November 23, 2016, DSB Meeting

Statement by the United States at the Meeting of the WTO Dispute Settlement Body as delivered in Geneva on November 23, 2016.

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U.S. Statement at the Forum on Minority Issues: Minorities in Situations of Humanitarian Crises

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The United States supports the position of the Special Rapporteur on minority issues and wants to thank the current mandate holder for her tireless efforts.

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Special Verification Commission (INF Treaty) Held 30th Session November 15-16 in Geneva

The Thirtieth Session of the Special Verification Commission under the Treaty Between the United States of America and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics on the Elimination of Their Intermediate-Range and Shorter-Range Missiles (INF Treaty) took place in Geneva, Switzerland, November 15-16.

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

The United States and Guatemala continue to enjoy a strong trade and economic relationship. The United States is Guatemala’s leading partner in both exports and imports. Our bilateral trade in goods was $9.9 billion in total (two-way) goods trade in 2015. Trade and economic integration between the United States and Guatemala is an important element in our overall bilateral relations and generates important benefits for both countries and for the region.

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Statement by the United States at the November 8, 2016, DSB Meeting

Statement by the United States at the Meeting of the WTO Dispute Settlement Body as delivered in Geneva on November 8, 2016.

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U.S. Statement at the Universal Periodic Review of South Sudan

We remain gravely concerned about the deplorable human rights situation in South Sudan.

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Acting U/S Countryman: Together We Can Take Decisive Action to Strengthen BWC Implementation

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This Conference should state unambiguously that use of biological weapons under any circumstance is unacceptable, that allegations of such use should be investigated promptly, and that those responsible for the use of such weapons will be held accountable.

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U.S. Statement at the Universal Periodic Review of Republic of Haiti

The United States and looks forward to transparent, credible, and fair elections in Haiti on November 20.

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