RSSLatest News: Arms Control

U.S. Statement at Thematic Discussion on Other Disarmament Measures and International Security

At this year’s First Committee session, the United States is once again sponsoring its traditional resolution on “Compliance with […]

Ambassador Robert Wood at UNGA Thematic Discussion on Regional Disarmament and Security

The United States is strongly committed to strengthening partnerships and cooperation with regional and other inter-governmental organizations.

Ambassador Wood: Statement at UNGA Thematic Discussion on Conventional Weapons

Statement by Ambassador Robert Wood at the U.N. General Assembly on international agreements regulating and limiting the use of conventional weapons.

Human Rights News

Acting Legal Adviser McLeod: U.S. Affirms Torture is Prohibited at All Times in All Places


There should be no doubt, the United States affirms that torture and cruel, inhuman, and degrading treatment and punishment […]

Assistant Secretary Malinowski: Torture is forbidden in all places, at all times, with no exceptions.

Assistant Secretary Malinowski

The prohibition of torture and cruel treatment is part of our Constitution, and it binds our federal government and […]

Ambassador Harper: Opposition to Torture is a Fundamental American Value


We see our dialogue with the UN human rights treaty bodies as part of a valuable process to push […]

Development & Humanitarian Aid

Ambassador Pamela Hamamoto: Climate Change is Not Gender Neutral


The United States is committed to identifying inclusive, ambitious, and flexible approaches to address climate change.

U.S. Report on Implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action #Beijing20

The United States strongly supports a stand -alone goal on gender equality and women’s and girls’ empowerment in the […]

Investing in the Future: Protecting Refugee Children in the Middle East and North Africa

Children in the region confront horrors and hardships that almost defy belief. They have been blown apart by bombs […]