FCC Chairman Ajit Pai the 18th Global Symposium for Regulators

Geneva, Switzerland July 10, 2018 Good afternoon!  It’s great to be at GSR-18 and a part of this discussion on Artificial Intelligence and Emerging Technologies. Thank you to Director Brahima Sanou and the ITU for facilitating this week’s discussions.  I appreciate Director Sanou’s singular focus on bringing the benefits of technology to billions around the ...
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Remarks on the UN Human Rights Council

Remarks by Mike Pompeo, Secretary of State and Nikki Haley, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations Treaty Room Washington, DC June 19, 2018 SECRETARY POMPEO: Good afternoon. The Trump administration is committed to protecting and promoting the God-given dignity and freedom of every human being. Every individual has rights that are inherent and inviolable. They are ...
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Ambassador Hamamoto’s Opening Remarks at Governing Council: UNCC is a UN Success Story

The UNCC is a little-known UN success story. Established by the Security Council after Saddam Hussein’s Iraqi regime illegally invaded Kuwait, the UNCC showcases the UN’s work to discourage future unlawful acts of aggression, and to contribute to the post-conflict restoration of justice and peace between neighboring states.
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Americans Abroad Video Profiles: Dr. Steven Goldfarb on CERN’s ATLAS Experiment

In the third video in our “Americans Abroad” profile series Dr. Steven Goldfarb, a research physicist from the University of Michigan, talks about the  ATLAS experiment at CERN and the quest for the Higgs boson particle. “The Higgs has been there since the beginning of time,” says Dr. Goldfarb, “but we haven’t yet had a ...
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UN Effectiveness: Transparency and Accountability

Transparency and accountability across all of the UN system remains a top priority for the United States. The U.S. Mission in Geneva is dedicated to ensuring that the UN Specialized Agencies located in Switzerland continually improve their administration and oversight to assure transparency and accountability. Consistent with the demands of world leaders for a more ...
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Obama Administration Details U.S. Agenda for U.N. Reforms

President Obama has announced a comprehensive agenda for building a modern, more efficient and more capable United Nations through steps that include increased fiscal responsibility, accountability and effectiveness. “The Obama administration is committed to achieving a reformed and renewed U.N. that saves lives, keeps the peace, seeds development, finds common solutions to the urgent problems ...
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Spotlight on the Protection of Creative Industries

Hand in hand with the South African mission, Mission Geneva welcomed nearly 100 guests on December 1 to a preview screening of the South African film “Otelo Burning” and dinner. The International Federation of Film Producers Associations generously sponsored the event. Timed to coincide with the Preparatory Committee meeting for the Diplomatic Conference for the ...
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Revitalizing the United Nations and Multilateral Cooperation: The Obama Administration’s Progress

Two years into President Obama’s first term, we see an ever-growing need for effective multilateralism, and recognize its impact on achieving U.S. foreign policy goals. We see it as we work to protect human rights in places like Iran. We see it as we work to ensure that elections in Haiti, Cote d’Ivoire, and Sudan ...
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