Conference on Disarmament

Syria has Neither the Credibility nor the Moral Authority to Assume the Presidency of the CD


Ambassador Robert Wood: Simply put, it is a travesty that the Syrian regime – which continues to indiscriminately slaughter its own people with weapons banned by the Chemical Weapons Convention – should presume to preside over this body.

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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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Ambassador Robert Wood Remarks at CD Plenary on North Korea

Ambassador Robert Wood

Ambassador Robert Wood Permanent Representative of the United States to the Conference on Disarmament Opening Remarks for Plenary on North Korea August 30, 2017 As prepared for delivery I have requested the floor in today’s Plenary meeting to address the undeniable threat North Korea poses to international peace and security.  This Conference is a critical […]

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The U.S. Military’s Defensive Response to the North Korean Threat

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Speaking at the United Nations Office at Geneva before the Conference on Disarmament, Captain Murzban Morris of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff J5 Strategy and Policy Division described U.S. military defense measures in the face of North Korea’s WMD and missile threats tot the international community.

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U.S. Condemns Iranian Ballistic Missile Launch


Ambassador Robert Wood took the floor at the Conference on Disarmament plenary session on February 7, 2017 to express the United States’ condemnation of Iran’s recent ballistic missile launch.

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Ambassador Robert Wood Addresses Conference on Disarmament Opening Plenary

We are coming off the heels of another challenging year in the CD, but the United States continues to have faith in this distinguished forum. In the past, when the CD has been able to negotiate on substance, it has made great progress in the fields of arms control and disarmament, resulting in landmark agreements. We firmly believe there is both the need and the opportunity to do so again. Nothing makes this clearer than the intensity of last year’s Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) Review Conference and UNGA First Committee session.

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U.S. and Norway Co-host IPNDV Roundtable – Photo Gallery

U.S. and Norway Co-host IPNDV Roundtable

IPNDV brings together both nuclear-weapon and non-nuclear weapons states under a cooperative framework to find solutions to the challenges involved in the verification of nuclear disarmament.

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Second Plenary Meeting of the International Partnership for Nuclear Disarmament Verification (IPNDV)

Experts from twenty-five countries, both nuclear weapon states and non-nuclear weapon states gathered in Oslo, Norway from November 16-18, 2015 to launch the work of the International Partnership for Nuclear Disarmament Verification.

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Ambassador Robert Wood: Space Security – A Perspective from the United States

A secure outer space environment is vital to each of our nations’ securities, foreign policies, global economic interests, and the daily lives of our citizens.

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Ambassador Robert Wood Remarks at CD Plenary Discussion on Gender and Disarmament


The United States acknowledges the vital role that women play in the prevention and resolution of conflicts and peace–building. We are committed to their full, active, effective, and equal participation in all efforts to maintain and promote peace and security.

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