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Acting Assistant Secretary Judith Garber Leads U.S. Delegation to the First Meeting of the Minamata Convention on Mercury

The Minamata Convention represents a major step forward to help the United States and other countries to reduce people’s exposure to mercury, a toxic chemical with significant negative health effects including to the brain and nervous system.

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Press Releases: Violence and Death of Burundi Nationals in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Press Releases: Violence and Death of Burundi Nationals in the Democratic Republic of Congo 09/20/2017 11:20 AM EDT Press Statement Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Washington, DC September 20, 2017 The U.S. government is dismayed by the violence and death of more than 30 Burundian nationals and a Congolese soldier in Kamanyola, in the Eastern Democratic […]

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Fourth Anniversary of the Chemical Weapons Attack at Ghouta, Syria

Fourth Anniversary of the Chemical Weapons Attack at Ghouta, Syria Press Statement Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Washington, DC August 21, 2017 Four years ago today, the Syrian regime launched a horrific chemical attack with the nerve agent sarin on the opposition-controlled suburb of Ghouta in Damascus – leaving more than 1,400 Syrians dead, many of […]

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Statement by Secretary Tillerson on the United States’ Engagement in South Asia

This evening, President Trump announced the new integrated strategy for the U.S. approach to South Asia that will require diplomatically engaging Pakistan, Afghanistan and India to create the conditions for stability in the region.

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Statement on the Murders of Syrian Civil Defense Workers in Idlib

These cowardly acts of masked men took the lives of civilian volunteers who work tirelessly as first responders in order to save lives in incredibly dangerous environments.

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The United States Reaffirms Support for Cypriot Unification

The United States is disappointed the Conference on Cyprus in Crans Montana, Switzerland, has closed without an agreement.

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U.S. Explanation of Position on HRC Climate Change Resolution

A/HRC/35/L.32 Explanation of Position by the United States of America Human Rights Council, 35th Session We thank the members of the core group for their continued dedication to an issue of importance to many countries.  Climate change is a complex global challenge.  As we said with respect to a prior Human Rights Council resolution on […]

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U.S. Participation in the Geneva International Discussions on the Conflict in Georgia

The United States condemned the de facto Abkhaz authorities’ decision to drop the criminal prosecution of the suspect in the May 19, 2016, killing of Georgian citizen Giga Otkhozoria.

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Statement by Secretary Tillerson: 2017 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) Pride Month

The United States remains committed to human rights and fundamental freedoms for all persons. Dignity and equality for all persons are among our founding constitutional principles, and these principles continue to drive U.S. diplomacy.

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US Explanation of Position on the Prevention and Control of Non-communicable Diseases

The United States strongly supports efforts to prevent and control non-communicable diseases. NCDs are the leading cause of death and disability in the United States and around the world, with severe impacts on our populations and our economies

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