All articles from: December, 2017

Bureau of Arms Control, Verification and Compliance Factsheet INF Treaty: At a Glance

The Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty is a pillar of international security and stability. It has contributed to managing strategic competition between the United States and the Russian Federation and is critically important to the security of U.S. allies and partners globally.

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Trump Administration INF Treaty Integrated Strategy

The United States does and will continue to abide by its INF Treaty obligations. We call on the Russian Federation to take concrete steps to return to compliance, preserve the INF Treaty, and restore confidence in the role of arms control to manage strategic stability.

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Worldwide Caution – December 6, 2017

As part of the Department of State’s continuous efforts to provide U.S. citizens traveling abroad with information about safety and security events, we are updating the Worldwide Caution with information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions, political violence, and criminal activity against U.S. citizens and interests abroad.

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U.S. Statement to the Pledging Conference of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

I am pleased to express my government’s support for the 2018-2019 Global Appeal of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and am honored to pledge an initial $125 million towards this appeal.

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U.S. Explanation of Vote – U.N. Human Rights Council Special Session on Burma


We are pleased to have cosponsored and voted for this important resolution, and we thank Bangladesh for their leadership in bringing this resolution forward.

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U.S. Statement at the UN Human Rights Council Special Session on Burma


The United States again calls on Myanmar authorities to respect the rights of its entire population, provide unhindered UN, humanitarian and media access throughout Burma, especially in Rakhine State, ensure justice for victims and accountability for those responsible for human rights violations and abuses, and take all necessary measures so that all persons can safely and voluntarily return to their places of origin.

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Meeting of States Parties to the Biological Weapons Convention


Our meeting this week is our only chance to find a way to make substantive progress until the next Review Conference. We are fortunate to have this second chance; we should make good use of it.

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U.S. Ends Participation in the Global Compact on Migration

The United States supports international cooperation on migration issues, but it is the primary responsibility of sovereign states to help ensure that migration is safe, orderly, and legal.

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Chargé d’Affaires Theodore Allegra’s Welcome Remarks at Mega-Sporting Events and Human Rights

Today’s mega sporting events require extensive planning and sophisticated logistics; they are huge construction projects which pose daunting financial and transportation challenges.

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U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator and Special Representative for Global Health Diplomacy Ambassador Deborah Birx

  Special Briefing Deborah L. Birx, M.D., U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator and Special Representative for Global Health Diplomacy Ambassador Washington, DC November 30, 2017 MS NAUERT: Hi, everyone. Good afternoon. Hope you’re all having a good day. Many of you may have received a notice from us earlier today about World AIDS Day, and tomorrow is […]

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