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NNSA Megaports Initiative Expands to Four New Ports

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) has completed installation and testing of radiation detection systems at four new ports this month: Ashdod, Israel; Lisbon, Portugal; Kaohsiung, Taiwan; and Port Klang, Malaysia. This new equipment is part of a global effort to implement President Obama’s commitment to prevent nuclear terrorism by securing dangerous ...
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Item 5: Report of the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous People on its Second Session

The United States welcomes the work of the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, having had the opportunity to attend its Second Session in Geneva. The cooperative tone and rich, substantive discussion during the Session further contributed to our own reflections on how best to work with indigenous peoples in the United States ...
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U.S. Response to the Report of the United Nations Fact-Finding Mission on the Gaza Conflict

I appreciate the opportunity to address the Council with respect to the report of the United Nations Fact-Finding Mission on the Gaza Conflict. This is my first appearance before the Human Rights Council representing the United States as the new Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor. I want to set my ...
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United States Announces Record Level of Humanitarian Assistance in 2009

Last week at the UN General Assembly, President Obama reaffirmed the U.S. Government’s commitment to engage with partners in the international community to address critical common challenges. There may be no better symbol of that partnership than the United States’ involvement with and support for UN agencies providing life-saving and life-sustaining assistance to the most ...
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