At the invitation of Vice Premier Liu He and at the direction of President Donald J. Trump, the United States trade delegation, led by Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin and including Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross, U.S.
Disgusting anti-Semitic statements from the Palestinian leadership obviously undermine the prospects for Middle East peace.
UNDER SECRETARY SHANNON: Ladies and gentlemen, welcome and good afternoon. It’s a tremendous pleasure to see you all again. You’ve had a busy day, and I hope your discussions have been fruitful and have allowed you to engage on the many challenges and opportunities that face American diplomacy.
On the 25th anniversary of World Press Freedom Day, we renew our commitment to promoting and protecting a free press, which is an essential pillar of democracy.
Mr. Chair, with growing concern we have watched the security situation around the Donetsk Filtration Station deteriorate over the past few weeks.
The United States finds it deeply regrettable that the Russian Federation continues to block the expansion of the geographic scope of the Observer Mission, despite the clear, strong, and continued support from other participating States to do so.
Assistant High Commissioner Türk, the United States warmly welcomes you back to the Permanent Council. We also welcome Senior Regional Advisor Profazi for his first presentation to the Council, and thank you both for your reports.
On the 25th annual World Press Freedom Day, the United States renews our commitment to promoting and protecting a free press, which is an essential pillar of democracy.
The United States is extremely concerned about recent attacks against civilian centers, including Tuesday’s attack on a Christian church in the Fatima neighborhood of Bangui and the retaliatory attacks on Muslim community members
For 25 years, the United Nations has marked May 3 as World Press Freedom Day to stand in solidarity with journalists worldwide who face harassment, persecution, imprisonment, and even death just for doing their jobs. Today, the United States joins fellow members of the UN Group of Friends for the Protection of Journalists to recognize the vital role that a free press plays in open societies.