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Remarks by Ambassador Robert Wood on the Appointment of Iran as Rapporteur of the UNGA First Committee

Given Iran’s persistent violations of UN Security Council resolution 2231, including pertaining to its ballistic missile program, its ongoing efforts to undermine international security, and its failure to fully cooperate with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), a representative of Iran’s government is unfit to serve in a leadership position within this committee, even if ... Read More»

Remarks at the Permanent Forum on People of African Descent Item 5: Thematic Discussion: Health, Well-being and Intergenerational Trauma

We also acknowledge that June 24 marks the one-year anniversary since the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark women’s health decision that has demonstrated the challenges when individuals’ reproductive health access is threatened, especially given the important role that reproductive health, rights, and justice have on individuals’ agency, autonomy, and opportunity. Read More»

Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield’s Interview with Hayde Adams of VOA’s Straight Talk Africa

There is no neutrality when a member of the P5 attacks a smaller nation – as Russia has done – an unprovoked aggression against Ukraine. You can’t be neutral on that. This is a violation of everything that the UN Charter stands for. And we’ve made that point clear to all of our partners who ... Read More»

Remarks at the Permanent Forum on People of African Descent Item 5: Thematic Discussion: Recognizing and Addressing Systemic and Structural Racism

In a report published last year, the working group identified three priority uses for equitable data: generating disaggregated statistical estimates to characterize experiences of historically underserved groups using survey data; increasing non-federal research and community access to disaggregated data for the evidence-building that supports equity efforts; and conducting robust equity assessments of federal programs to ... Read More»