U.S. National Statement at the opening of the reconvened sixty-first session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs

Thank you, Madam Chair.  Before I begin my comments on the CND, I would like to note that today is a National Day of Mourning throughout the United States and our embassies and missions around the world, in honor of my country’s 41st President, George H.W. Bush.  I thank those of you who have expressed ...
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Remarks by Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo at the German Marshall Fund in Brussels, Belgium

REMARKS Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo German Marshall Fund Brussels, Belgium December 4, 2018 SECRETARY POMPEO:  Thank you, Ian, for the kind introduction.  Good morning to all of you; thank you for joining me here today.  It’s wonderful to be in this beautiful place, to get a chance to make a set of remarks ...
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U.S. National Statement at the Intergovernmental Expert Group Meeting on International Challenges Posed by the Non-Medical Use of Synthetic Opioids

Thank you, Chair, for offering me the floor to speak on such an important topic.  Thank you to the UNODC Secretariat for supporting preparations for this expert meeting, which the Commission requested last year in Resolution 61/8 to learn more about the challenges posed by the non-medical use of synthetic opioids and to propose core ...
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U.S. National Statement at the IAEA Nuclear Science and Technology Ministerial Conference

Nuclear Technical Cooperation: Benefits from the Nonproliferation Regime for the Developing World Distinguished Co-Chairs, Excellencies, and ladies and gentlemen, the United States is pleased to attend this conference, for as we all approach the 50th anniversary of the entry into force of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT), it is very important to ...
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White House Readout of First Lady Melania Trump’s Participation in an Opioid Town Hall at Liberty University

First Lady Melania Trump traveled to Lynchburg, Virginia this morning to attend an Opioid Town Hall inside Liberty University’s basketball arena.   Secretary Azar of Health and Human Services and Secretary Nielsen of Homeland Security accompanied the First Lady to Lynchburg. Upon Arrival, Mrs. Trump was welcomed by President of Liberty University, Jerry Falwell Jr. and ...
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U.S. Opening Statement to the Ninth session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime

Opening Statement as delivered by James A. Walsh, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, U.S. Department of State Vienna, October 16, 2018   Thank you, Madame President. We came together to commit ourselves to countering the threats that stem from transnational organized crime in 2003, when this Convention came into ...
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REMARKS BY PRESIDENT TRUMP AT “GLOBAL CALL TO ACTION ON THE WORLD DRUG PROBLEM” EVENT

THE PRESIDENT: Thank you all for being here this morning. It is a great honor to address you on an issue that affects every nation across the globe: the world drug problem. And a big problem it is. The scourge of drug addiction continues to claim too many lives in the United States and in ...
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Remarks by The Hon. Christopher A. Ford at the Vienna Center for Disarmament & Non-Proliferation: “Nonproliferation Lessons Learned”

Good day, everyone, and thank you for the kind introduction, Laura. This being the 50th anniversary of the opening for signature of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT), it’s a big year for thinking about the NPT and its future. As we all do that thinking, we at the U.S. State Department have emphasized the importance ...
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U.S. National Statement to the 62nd IAEA General Conference

Madam Director, thank you very much. I’d like to begin with a letter that I bring from the President of the United States. I send my greetings to the delegates of the 62nd International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) General Conference. The United States strongly supports peaceful nuclear cooperation.  This includes American investments in IAEA programs, ...
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IAEA Board of Governors: North Korea Statement

Application of Safeguards in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea IAEA Board of Governors Meeting March 7-11, 2011 Agenda Item 4(b) Application of Safeguards in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea U.S. Statement Ambassador Glyn Davies Permanent US Representative to the IAEA Mr. Chairman, The DPRK’s disclosure last November of a uranium enrichment facility and ...
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