All articles from: November, 2017

Secretary Tillerson: Efforts to Address Burma’s Rakhine State Crisis

After a careful and thorough analysis of available facts, it is clear that the situation in northern Rakhine state constitutes ethnic cleansing against the Rohingya.

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Secretary Tillerson’s Statement on Transgender Day of Remembrance

On Transgender Day of Remembrance, the United States honors the memory of the many transgender individuals who have lost their lives to acts of violence.

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U.S. Intervention at the Meeting of High Contracting Parties to CCW Protocol V on Explosive Remants of War

Mr. President, the United States has been a strong and steadfast supporter of international efforts to eradicate explosive remnants of war.

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Entrepreneurs and Investors Selected for the 2017 Global Entrepreneurship Summit in India

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The United States and India are proud to announce the selection of the 1,500 individuals who will participate in the 2017 Global Entrepreneurship Summit, which will be co-hosted by the United States and India in Hyderabad, India, November 28-30.

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Remarks on Human Rights and Religious Freedom in Sudan

The United States is eager to see Sudan make progress in a range of areas in the months and years ahead, as we work towards a new framework for bilateral engagement.

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CCW GGE Meeting on LAWS: U.S. Statement on the Way Forward

We support continued discussion of LAWS within the CCW and would support a continuation of the current GGE mandate next year.

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U.S. National Statement at CPO-23

The United States is pleased to be engaging with other Parties here at the 23rd Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.

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Eighth Anniversary of the Death of Sergey Magnitskiy

We honor the memory of Sergey Magnitskiy, who died on November 16, 2009, while in custody in a Moscow prison.

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U.S. Statement at CCW GGE Meeting: Intervention on Appropriate Levels of Human Judgment over the Use of Force

Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons (CCW) Group of Governmental Experts (GGE) on Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems (LAWS) Intervention on Appropriate Levels of Human Judgment over the Use of Force delivered by John Cherry Geneva, November 15, 2016 Mr. Chair: We thank you for the “food for thought” paper that you circulated prior to this GGE […]

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Fact Sheet: U.S. Assistance in Response to the Human Rights and Humanitarian Crisis in Burma

We are working to immediately address the human rights and humanitarian crisis in Rakhine State, strengthen Burma’s transition to democracy, expand economic opportunity, improve health and resilience of vulnerable populations, further national reconciliation, empower local communities and civil society, and strengthen respect for and protection of human rights and religious freedom.

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