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Remarks at a Meeting of the Sixth Committee on the Report of the International Law Commission on the Work of its 69th Session

Mark Simonoff Minister Counselor U.S. Mission to the United Nations New York City October 27, 2017 AS DELIVERED Mr. Chairman, regarding cluster 2, Acting Legal Adviser Richard Visek delivered the US statement on immunity on October 25. Accordingly, I will only discuss the topic “Protection of the Atmosphere” today. We continue to be concerned about ...
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Remarks at a Third Committee Meeting on Promotion and Protection of Human Rights

Ambassador Kelley Currie U.S. Representative for Economic and Social Affairs U.S. Mission to the United Nations New York City October 27, 2017 AS DELIVERED The United States believes that human rights violations and abuses are not merely the byproduct of conflict – they are the trigger for conflict. When a state begins to systematically violate ...
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Explanation of Position in the First Committee on Resolution L1: “Establishment of a Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone in the Region of the Middle East”

Ambassador Robert Wood U.S. Permanent Representative to the Conference on Disarmament New York City October 27, 2017 AS DELIVERED Mr. Chairman, my delegation is pleased to once again join consensus on draft resolution L1, “Establishment of a nuclear weapon-free zone in the region of the Middle East.” We support the important goals of this resolution ...
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Explanation of Vote in the First Committee on Resolution L.2: “The Risk of Nuclear Proliferation in the Middle East”

Ambassador Robert Wood U.S. Permanent Representative to the Conference on Disarmament New York City October 27, 2017 AS DELIVERED Mr. Chairman, my delegation will vote “no” on draft resolution L.2, “The risk of nuclear proliferation in the Middle East.” As we have reported to this Committee in the past, we cannot support this resolution because ...
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Explanation of Vote in the First Committee on Resolutions L.5: Humanitarian Consequences of Nuclear Weapons, and Resolution L.17: Ethical Imperatives

Explanation of Vote in the First Committee on Resolutions L.5: Humanitarian Consequences of Nuclear Weapons, and Resolution L.17: Ethical Imperatives for a Nuclear-Weapon-Free World Ambassador Robert Wood U.S. Permanent Representative to the Conference on Disarmament New York City October 27, 2017 AS DELIVERED Mr. Chairman, I am speaking on behalf of the United Kingdom, France, ...
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