All articles from: October, 2017

Statement on Anti-Israel Report and Comments by UN Special Rapporteur ‎Michael Lynk

The United States is deeply disturbed by recent comments from UN Special Rapporteur Michael Lynk calling for academic and economic boycotts against Israel.

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Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees, and Migration Simon Henshaw Leads a Delegation to Burma and Bangladesh

The delegation will meet with various stakeholders to discuss the U.S. and international responses to the ongoing crisis and to explore durable solutions.

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U.S. Statement at the WTO Trade Policy Review of the West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU)

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The United States welcomes the officials in attendance today representing the eight WAEMU member states for the first Trade Policy Review of their countries as a group.

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Secretary Tillerson’s Remarks to the Staff and Families of U.S. Mission Geneva

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I’m going to talk about three important values that I articulated the first day I walked into the State Department and gave my remarks on the steps.

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Secretary Tillerson’s Call with Burma’s Armed Forces Commander-in-Chief Senior General Min Aung Hlaing

Secretary Tillerson spoke by phone with Burma’s Armed Forces Commander-in-Chief Senior General Min Aung Hlaing on October 26 to express concern about the continuing humanitarian crisis and reported atrocities in Rakhine State.

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Release of the Report on Human Rights Abuses and Censorship in North Korea

Human rights abuses by DPRK regime remain among the worst in the world, including those involving extrajudicial killings, forced labor, torture, prolonged arbitrary detention, as well as rape, forced abortions, and other sexual violence inside the country

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Secretary of State Tillerson in Geneva

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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson ended a week-long trip — which included Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, and India – with a stop in Geneva on October 26. While in Geneva, he met with UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura, spoke with the media and met with U.S. Mission staff and their families.

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Statements by the United States at the October 23, 2017, DSB Meeting

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Statements by the United States at the Meeting of the WTO Dispute Settlement Body as delivered in Geneva on October 23, 2017.

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President Donald J. Trump Proclaims October 24 as United Nations Day

On United Nations Day, we recognize the more than seven decades of contributions the United Nations has made to peace and security among nations.

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Arms Control and International Security: Thematic Discussion on Conventional Weapons

The United States is a High Contracting Party to the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons (CCW) and all of its Protocols. We view the CCW as an important instrument that has brought together States with diverse national security concerns.

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