All articles from: March, 2017

Press Releases: Venezuelan Supreme Court Decision Greatly Undermines Democratic Institutions

The United States condemns the Venezuelan Supreme Court’s March 29 decision to usurp the powers of the democratically elected National Assembly.

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Secretary’s Remarks: Press Availability With Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu


Today’s conversations built on three mutual long-term goals: working together to defeat Daesh/ISIS; building stability in the region; and bolstering economic ties between our two nations.

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U.S. Participation in the Geneva International Discussions on the Conflict in Georgia

At the thirty-ninth round of the Geneva International Discussions on the conflict in Georgia March 28-29, the United States welcomed the continued functioning of the Gali and Ergneti Incident Prevention Response Mechanisms (IPRM), which continue to defuse tensions on the ground in Abkhazia and South Ossetia.

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Replacement of the Telephone System

The U.S. Mission Geneva has a requirement to replace the telephone switchboard and upgrade the Wi-Fi system in 5 residences and in the Mission main building in Chambésy.

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Key Outcomes of U.S. Priorities at the UN Human Rights Council’s 34th Session


At the Council’s 34th Session in Geneva from February 27-March 24, U.S. leadership proved critical to shaping the international response to urgent human rights situations and issues.

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Ambassador Robert A. Wood Addresses Opening of Humanitarian Demining Conference


Partners in humanitarian demining efforts in Afghanistan are gathering this week in Geneva for a workshop aimed at bolstering joint efforts to ensure the protection of civilians.

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U.S. EOV on the Elaboration of Complementary Standards to the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination

The United States remains deeply concerned about speech that advocates national, racial, or religious hatred.

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U.S. EOP on the Mandate of the Special Rapporteur on Contemporary Forms of Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia, and Related Intolerance

The United States must again dissociate from consensus on this resolution.

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U.S. EOV on the Mandate of the Intergovernmental Working Group on the Effective Implementation of the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action

The United States is firmly committed to combating racism and racial discrimination.

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U.S. Introduces Resolution on Human Rights in South Sudan

The human rights situation in South Sudan is deeply alarming to us all.

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