All articles from: February, 2018

U.S. Statement on the 70th Anniversary of the UDHR and the 25th Anniversary of the VDPA

On this 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) and 25th anniversary of the Vienna Declaration and Program of Action (VDPA), the United States celebrates the importance of these declarations, reaffirms our commitment to the principles enshrined in them, and reflects on the challenges to the universal realization of human rights and fundamental freedoms.

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International Partnership against Impunity for the Use of Chemical Weapons


Ambassador Wood: “The international community is at a critical juncture in the fight to uphold the international norm against chemical weapons use.”

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U.S. National Statement at the HRC37 High Level Segment


U.S. National Intervention ā€“ High Level Segment Human Rights Council ā€“ Geneva, Switzerland As delivered by Mary Catherine (Molly) Phee Acting Assistant Secretary of State Bureau of International Organization Affairs February 28, 2018 Thank you, Madame Vice President, Excellencies, distinguished colleagues. Over the past year, the United States has actively pursued Council action on two […]

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Statement by the U.S. Delegation to the United Nations Human Rights Council

The United States is appalled to learn that the government of Iran is sending its Justice Minister, Seyyed Alireza Avaei, to address the UN Human Rights Council.

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U.S. Remains Steadfast in its Support for the UPR


Civil society’s participation within the UPR process remains essential to the implementation of recommendations.

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Statement by Ambassador Robert A. Wood to the Conference on Disarmament


I would like to thank the Secretary General for addressing the Conference on Disarmament today and to welcome the Ministers and colleagues from capitals who have joined us.

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Contracting Opportunity – Painting services for residential housing

The Mission of the United States of America invites you to submit a proposal for painting work in the frame of the residential make-ready process.

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

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The United States would like to thank Egypt and the Secretariat for their work in compiling reports that have helped explain these changes and other trade issues, and we are grateful for their thoroughness.

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Remarks by Ambassador Robert Wood at the Mine Action Support Group


The MASG serves a very important role in the international donor community, and Iā€™m glad to see the United States chairing it again. It is proof that the United States remains committed to international peace and security through both foreign assistance and robust diplomacy.

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Death of Pakistani Human Rights and Democracy Advocate Asma Jahangir

We join Pakistan and others around the world in mourning the untimely death of Pakistani human rights and democracy advocate, Asma Jahangir.

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