All articles from: July, 2017

Statements by the United States at the July 20, 2017, DSB Meeting

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Statement by the United States at the July 20, 2017, World Trade Organization Dispute Settlement Body Meeting.

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State Department Releases Country Reports on Terrorism 2016

The report provides policy-related assessments, country-by-country breakdowns of foreign government counterterrorism cooperation; and contains information on state sponsors of terrorism, terrorist safe havens, foreign terrorist organizations, and the global challenge of chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear terrorism.

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

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As the two largest economies and democracies in the Western Hemisphere, the United States and Brazil share important ties with respect to trade, capital flows, cross-border investment, and a wide range of educational, health, scientific and other joint activities.

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Rex Tillerson: “Our best wishes to the people of France as you celebrate this special day.”

On behalf of all Americans, congratulations to the people of France as you celebrate Bastille Day on July 14.

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Secretary Tillerson’s Statement on the Passing of Liu Xiaobo

Mr. Liu dedicated his life to the betterment of his country and humankind, and to the pursuit of justice and liberty.

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Item6: Implementation of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: Good Practices and Lessons Learned

The United States is pleased to take part in this interactive dialogue, and appreciates the work EMRIP has done on its preliminary report on implementing the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

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EMRIP Item 7: Indigenous Peoples’ Participation in the UN System

Indigenous peoples’ effective participation in the UN system has been and continues to be a top priority for the United States.

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EMRIP Item 3: New Mandate of the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: Activities and Methods of Work

The U.S. government and U.S. tribal leaders place priority on reforming EMRIP so that it can better help Member States achieve the goals of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

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Secretary Tillerson’s Statement on the Liberation of Mosul

“This is a critical milestone in the global fight against ISIS, and underscores the success of the international effort led by the Iraqi Security Forces.”

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U.S. Disappointed by the Verdict Sentencing Human Rights Activist Nabeel Rajab

We believe no one anywhere should be prosecuted or imprisoned for exercising their human rights or fundamental freedoms, including the freedoms of expression or peaceful assembly.

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