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Statement at a Joint Debate on Agenda Items 74(a) and (b) on Oceans and the Law of the Sea

Emily Pierce Counselor for Legal Affairs U.S. Mission to the United Nations New York, New York December 10, 2019 AS DELIVERED President, Distinguished Delegates, My delegation is pleased to co-sponsor the General Assembly resolution on oceans and the law of the sea. The United States underscores the central importance of international law as reflected in ...
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Statement for the International Day of Victims of Genocide

Ambassador Cherith Norman Chalet Acting U.S. Deputy Representative to the United Nations U.S. Mission to the United Nations New York, New York December 9, 2019 AS DELIVERED The United States pays tribute to victims of genocide and is pleased to participate in today’s commemoration to ensure we end these and future atrocities. We recognize the ...
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Remarks at a High-Level Event on Improving Peacekeeping Performance: One Year since UNSCR 2436

That’s what today is all about: accountability. And Resolution 2436 calls for the accountability we need: clear, objective performance standards for all UN peacekeeping personnel; measures to address underperformance; incentives and recognition for outstanding performance; improved reporting on performance; and deployment decisions based on performance data.
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