Assistant Secretary Poblete Addresses the Conference on Disarmament

United States Remarks at the Conference on Disarmament As delivered by Assistant Secretary of State for Arms Control, Verification and Compliance Yleem D.S. Poblete Geneva, Switzerland August 14, 2018 Thank you, Mr. President. Thank you, all. Mr. President, I would like to bring to the attention of this body a matter related to outer space ...
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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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U.S. Statement on Possible Options for Addressing the Humanitarian and International Security Challenges Posed by Emerging Technologies

The United States remains interested in sharing practice on weapons reviews with a view towards more States understanding their usefulness in improving States’ implementation of their existing legal obligations and for States that currently conduct such reviews to have an opportunity to learn about good practices of others.
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Biography of Ambassador Robert Wood, U.S. Permanent Representative to the Conference on Disarmament

U.S. Permanent Representative to the Conference on Disarmament and U.S. Special Representative for Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention (BWC) Issues Ambassador Robert A. Wood arrived in Geneva on August 13, 2014 to assume his duties as the U.S. Representative to the Conference on Disarmament and U.S. Special Representative for Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention (BWC) ...
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Debate on Outer Space (Disarmament Aspects) of the General Assembly’s First Committee

Space systems have taken us to other celestial bodies and extended humankind’s horizons back in time to the very first moments of the universe and out to the galaxies at its far reaches. Satellites contribute to increased transparency and stability among nations and provide a vital communications path for avoiding potential conflicts. Space systems allow ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Kennedy at the Middle Powers Initiative Conference

The commitment’s there, the record’s there, and we’re building on it. START of course, will bring down, for example, our warheads 84 percent. As you know, the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee is poised to vote on Thursday before bringing the treaty to the Senate as a whole for ratification. The President and Secretary of ...
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Photo Album: Diplomats at UN Geneva Celebrate World Cup South Africa Kickoff Day!

Today, Friday June 11 is Kickoff Day for the 2010 World Cup, the first FIFA World Cup ever held on the African continent. U.S. Diplomats took up the invitation of the Permanent Mission of South Africa for diplomats from qualifying countries to wear their national jerseys to the United Nations on Fridays during the duration ...
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Press Conference with Assistant Secretary Daniel Fried – Georgia Talks

The Georgia talks here at Geneva have experienced an intensive day of work, day and a half of work. We had a significant success, agreement on proposals for joint incident prevention and response mechanisms. That is a significant step forward. It’s positive, it’s practical. Agreement on this document was achieved despite the fundamental differences between ...
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