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Remarks

2008
--07/02/08  Regional Seminar on MANPADS; Lincoln P. Bloomfield, Jr., Special Envoy for MANPADS Threat Reduction; Remarks at the Regional Seminar on MANPADS Hosted by the Regional Centre on Small Arms (RECSA); Nairobi, Kenya
--05/27/08  Statement at the Security Council on the Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict; Alejandro D. Wolff, Deputy U.S. Permanent Representative; United States Mission to the United Nations; New York City
--05/21/08  U.S. Cluster Munitions Policy; Stephen D. Mull, Acting Assistant Secretary for Political-Military Affairs; On-the-Record Briefing; Washington, DC
--04/28/08  Is There A Strategy for Responsible U.S. Engagement on Cluster Munitions?; Richard Kidd, Director of the Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement; Remarks at the "Connect US Fund" Roundtable Dialogue at the Aspen Institute; Washington, DC
--04/11/08  10th Anniversary of the International Trust Fund for Demining and Mine Victims Assistance; Maryruth Coleman, Chargé d'Affaires; Remarks at Decennial Honorary Session (10th Anniversary) for International Trust Fund for Demining and Mine Victims Assistance Board of Advisors; U.S. Embassy, Ljubljana, Slovenia
--01/17/08  U.S. Statement on the Central Challenge of the CCW-GGE Negotiations; Stephen Matthias, Head of Delegation to the Meetings of the CCW-GGE; U.S. Mission to the UN ; Geneva, Switzerland
--01/16/08  U.S. Statement on Humanitarians Aspects of Cluster Munitions; Katherine Baker, Member of the U.S. Delegation to the CCW-GGE; U.S. Mission to the UN; Geneva, Switzerland

2007
--11/21/07  U.S. Landmine Policy and the Ottawa Convention Ban on Anti-Personnel Landmines: Similar Path; Richard G. Kidd, Director, Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement; Washington, DC
--09/11/07  Iraq National Mine Action Day; H. Murphey McCloy, Senior Mine Action Advisor to the Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement (PM/WRA); Baghdad, Iraq
--06/22/07  Statement on the Outcome of the CCW Group of Government Experts Meeting; Ronald Bettauer, Deputy Legal Advisor, U.S. Department of State, U.S. Head of Delegation; U.S. Mission to the United Nations in Geneva; Geneva, Switzerland
--06/20/07  U.S. Intervention on Humanitarian Impacts of Cluster Munitions; Richard Kidd, Director, Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement; Remarks as repared for the CCW Group of Governmental Experts ; Geneva, Switzerland
--03/07/07  Successfully Clearing Central America's Landmines; Richard Kidd , Director, Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement; Letter to the Editor, The Washington Times; Washington, DC

2006
--11/17/06  Statement to the Closing Plenary Session of the Third Review Conference of the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons (CCW); Ronald Bettauer, Deputy Legal Advisor, U.S. Department of State, U.S. Head of Delegation; U.S. Mission to the United Nations in Geneva; Geneva, Switzerland
--11/07/06  Opening Statement to the Third Review Conference of the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons; Ronald Bettauer, Deputy Legal Advisor, U.S. Department of State, U.S. Head of Delegation; Geneva, Switzerland
--11/06/06  Third Review Conference of the Convention on Conventional Weapons; Ronald Bettauer, Deputy Legal Advisor, U.S. Department of State, U.S. Head of Delegation; U.S. Mission to the United Nations in Geneva; Geneva, Switzerland
--07/03/06  Small Arms, Big Danger; John Hillen, Assistant Secretary for Political-Military Affairs; Op-Ed ; The Baltimore Sun
--06/27/06  Remarks at UN Review Conference on the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons; Robert G. Joseph, Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security; United Nations Conference to Review Progress Made in the Implementation of the Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects; New York City
--01/11/06  Small Arms and Light Weapons; Steven Costner, Deputy Director, Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement, Bureau of Political-Military Affairs; Statement to the Preparatory Committee Meeting for the First Review Conference of the United Nations Program of Action for Small Arms and Light Weapons; New York City

2005
--12/13/05  The Mine Action Support Group (MASG); Richard Kidd, Director, Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement, Bureau of Political-Military Affairs; Remarks to the Mine Action Support Group (MASG) at the Permanent Mission of Switzerland to the United Nations; New York City, New York
--12/05/05  Harmonizing Mine Action into Development Programs; John Stevens, Foreign Affairs Officer; Remarks at the Linking Mine Action to Development: Second Dialogue Meeting, GICHD; Geneva, Switzerland
--10/06/05  Remarks for the National Conference for Landmine Action in Chicago, Illinois; Secretary Condoleezza Rice; Washington, DC
--06/24/05  Protecting Global Aviation: Keeping Nicaraguan Man-Portable Air Defense Systems Out of the Hands of Terrorists; Ambassador Rose M. Likins, Acting Assistant Secretary for Political-Military Affairs; Briefing at the Washington Foreign Press Center; Washington, DC
--06/14/05  Reducing the Harm Inflicted by Persistent Landmines; James F. Lawrence, Deputy Director of the Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement, Bureau of Political-Military Affairs; Prepared Statement of the U.S. at the Plenary of the Intersessional Standing Committee Meeting of the Anti-Personnel Mine Treaty; Geneva, Switzerland
--04/20/05  Reclaiming the Minefields; Rose M. Likins, Acting Assistant Secretary for Political-Military Affairs; Letter to the Editor; TIME Magazine
--04/12/05  Small Arms and Light Weapons; Ambassador Robert G. Loftis, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs; Remarks to the Organization of American States Small Arms/Light Weapons Meeting; Washington, DC
--03/05/05  Post Nairobi Summit: Perspectives on Global Policies to End the Landmine Crisis; Richard G. Kidd, Director of the Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement; Prepared Remarks at the United Nations Association of the United States of America (UNA-USA) Panel Discussion; New York, New York
--03/03/05  Address to the Polus Center for Social and Economic Development; Rose M. Likins, Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs; Prepared Remarks for the Polus Center 7th Annual Fundraiser Dinner; Northampton, Massachusetts

2004
--12/13/04  The U.S. Leads the World in Solving Landmine Problem; Richard Kidd, Director, Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement; Letter to the Editor; The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
--11/29/04  Eliminating the Threat of All Landmines; Lincoln P. Bloomfield, Jr., Special Representative for Mine Action and Assistant Secretary for Political-Military Affairs;  Op-Ed ; Distributed Worldwide
--11/16/04  U.S. Leadership in Humanitarian Mine Action, The New U.S. Landmine Policy, and Humanitarian Mine Action in Counterinsurgency; Harry Murf McCloy, Senior Advisor to the Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement, Bureau of Political-Military Affairs; Remarks at the Institute for Defense and Government Advancement (IDGA) Advanced Countermine Technology Conference; Arlington, Virginia
--11/01/04  Mine Free: Not Anytime Soon; Richard Kidd, Director, Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement; Article in the Nairobi Special Issue; Landmine Action Campaign Newsletter
--09/28/04  Spotlighting Work That Saves Lives; Lincoln P. Bloomfield, Jr., Assistant Secretary for Political-Military Affairs and Special Representative for Mine Action; Letter to the Editor; The Washington Post
--09/04/04  Honoring Humanitarian Mine Action Initiatives; Lincoln P. Bloomfield, Jr., Assistant Secretary for Political-Military Affairs and Special Representative for Mine Action; United States Tennis Association (USTA) Event; Flushing Meadows, New York
--06/22/04  U.S. Statement at the Meeting of the Standing Committee Meeting on Mine Clearance, Mine Risk, Education, and Mine Action Technologies of the Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-personnel Mines and on Their Destruction; Richard Kidd, Director, Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement, Bureau of Political-Military Affairs; Remarks at the Meeting of the Standing Committee; Geneva, Switzerland
--06/12/04  Humanitarian Mine Action; Lincoln P. Bloomfield, Jr., Assistant Secretary for Political-Military Affairs and Special Representative for Mine Action; Rotary International District 6960 District Conference; South Seas Resort, Captiva Island, Florida
--05/20/04  Remarks With Kyleigh Kuhn, Founder of Pennies for Peace; Secretary Colin L. Powell; Treaty Room; Washington, DC
--04/27/04  U.S.-China Engagement on Humanitarian Mine Action; Richard Kidd, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Political-Military Affairs; Remarks at the Humanitarian Mine/UXO Clearance Technology and Cooperation Workshop; Kunming, China
--02/27/04  America's Promise on Landmines; Lincoln P. Bloomfield, Jr., Assistant Secretary for Political-Military Affairs and Special Representative for Mine Action; Op-Ed; Financial Times
--02/27/04  New Developments in the U.S. Approach to Landmines; Lincoln P. Bloomfield, Jr., Assistant Secretary for Political-Military Affairs; On-The-Record Briefing; Washington, DC
--01/28/04  Marshall Legacy Institute Award; Kara L. Bue, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Political-Military Affairs; Remarks at the Marshall Legacy Institute's Annual Gala; Washington, DC
--01/14/04  Private Donation of Mine Detecting Dogs for Sri Lanka; Lincoln P. Bloomfield, Jr., Assistant Secretary for Political-Military Affairs and Special Representative for Mine Action; Delegates Lounge, U.S. Department of State; Washington, DC

2003
--11/15/03  Clear a Path to a Safer World: Addressing the Tragedy of Landmines; Lincoln P. Bloomfield, Jr., Assistant Secretary for Political-Military Affairs and Special Representative for Mine Action; Remarks to Smith College, Polus Center; Northampton, Massachusetts
--11/15/03  Evening in Cambodia: A Benefit for Humanitarian Mine Action ; Richard L. Armitage, Deputy Secretary; Hosted by Freedom Fields USA ; Carmel, California
--07/07/03  Implementation of the United Nations Program of Action for Small Arms and Light Weapons; Lincoln P. Bloomfield, Jr., Assistant Secretary for Political-Military Affairs; United States Report to the First Biennial Meeting of States; New York, New York
--06/18/03  Supporting Landmine Clearance in Armenia and Mozambique; Lincoln P. Bloomfield, Jr., Special Representative of the President and Secretary of State for Mine Action; Ceremony Acknowledging the Partnership Contributions of The Humpty Dumpty Institute, Children of Armenia Fund, and SkyLink Aviation, Inc.; Treaty Room, Washington, DC
--05/21/03  U.S. Mine Action Support to Afghanistan; Donald F. "Pat" Patierno, Director, Office of Humanitarian Demining Programs; Remarks at Elle Dicor and IMG Home Benefit Event in Support of Roots of Peace; Washington, DC
--05/14/03  U.S. Department of State and Warner Bros. Deliver TV Public Service Messages on Mine Risk Education and Mine Survivor Social Integration for Cambodians; Kara L. Bue, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Political-Military Affairs; Remarks at Embassy of Cambodia Reception; Washington, DC
--04/23/03  Reception Honoring Grapes for Humanity; Lincoln P. Bloomfield, Jr., Special Representative of the President and Secretary of State for Mine Action; Benjamin Franklin Room, U.S. Department of State; Washington, DC
--04/18/03  Detritus of Conflict: The U.S. Approach to the Humanitarian Problem Posed by Landmines and other Hazardous Remnants of War; Lincoln P. Bloomfield, Jr., Assistant Secretary for Political-Military Affairs and Special Representative for Mine Action; Seton Hall Journal of Diplomacy and International Relations; Volume IV, Number 1
--04/04/03  Videotaped Statement of Reception Held for Landmine Clearance in Armenia; Lincoln P. Bloomfield, Jr., Special Representative of the President and Secretary of State for Mine Action; The Greater Boston Committee Event for Landmine Clearance in Armenia, Sponsored by the Children of Armenia Fund and the Humpty Dumpty Institute; Boston, Massachusetts
--03/13/03  Ceremony Marking Mine Detection Dog Partnership; Lincoln P. Bloomfield, Jr., Special Representative of the President and Secretary of State for Mine Action; Remarks at the Residence of the Ambassador of the Royal Thai Government; Washington, DC
--03/13/03  Ceremony Marking Mine Detection Dog Partnership; Donald F. "Pat" Patierno, Director, Office of Humanitarian Demining Programs; Remarks at the Residence of the Ambassador of the Royal Thai Government; Washington, DC
--02/27/03  Videotaped Statement on the Occasion of the Fifth Annual Benefit Dinner for The Polus Center for Social and Economic Development; Lincoln P. Bloomfield, Jr., Special Representative of the President and Secretary of State for Mine Action; Fifth Annual Benefit Dinner for The Polus Center for Social and Economic Development; Northampton, Massachusetts

2002
--12/03/02  Videotaped Statement on the Occasion of the Second Annual "Night of 1000 Dinners"; Lincoln P. Bloomfield, Jr., Special Representative of the President and Secretary of State for Mine Action; Statement on the Second Annual "Night of 1000 Dinners" Being Held December 5, 2002; Washington, DC
--11/15/02  Agenda Item 28: Assistance in Mine Action; Cindy Costa, U.S. Special Adviser; Statement Before the Fifty-seventh Session of the UN General Assembly, in Plenary; New York, New York
--11/08/02  Videotaped Remarks on the Occasion of the Hermhs-Roots of Peace "Harvest of Hope" Luncheon; Lincoln P. Bloomfield, Jr., Special Representative of the President and Secretary of State for Mine Action; Grgich Hills Cellar; Napa Valley, CA
--10/24/02  Humanitarian Mine Action Progress Under the Mine Ban Treaties; Lincoln P. Bloomfield, Jr., Assistant Secretary for Political-Military Affairs and Special Representative for Mine Action; Remarks at Seminar on Humanitarian Mine Action; Dubrovnik, Croatia
--10/11/02  People to People International; Lincoln P. Bloomfield, Jr., Assistant Secretary for Political-Military Affairs and Special Representative for Mine Action; Remarks at People to People International's 15th Worldwide Conference; Kansas City, Missouri
--10/11/02  Small Arms and Light Weapons; Richard S. Williamson, U.S. Alternate Representative to the UN for Special Political Affairs; Statement in the Security Council; New York, New York
--09/30/02  Ending the Tragedy of Landmines Through Innovation and Cooperation; Lincoln P. Bloomfield, Jr., Assistant Secretary for Political-Military Affairs and Special Representative for Mine Action; Remarks to Rotary International-Department of State Landmine Conference; Seattle, Washington
--09/30/02  Ending the Tragedy of Landmines Through Innovation and Cooperation; Secretary Colin L. Powell; The Rotary International-U.S. Department of State International Landmine Conference; Seattle, Washington
--09/12/02  Major Private Donation for Trained Mine Detection Dogs for Armenia; Robert W. Maggi, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Political-Military Affairs; Remarks at Embassy of Armenia Ceremony; Washington, DC
--07/02/02  Slovenian International Trust Fund (ITF); Donald F. Patierno, Director, Office of Humanitarian Demining Progams; Remarks to the Special Meeting of the Board of Advisors; Ig, Slovenia
--05/17/02  Champions for Children; Lincoln P. Bloomfield, Jr., Assistant Secretary for Political-Military Affairs and Special Representative for Mine Action; Remarks at the U.S. Fund for UNICEF-Marshall Legacy Institute; Ronald Reagan Building, International Trade Center, Washington, DC
--05/07/02  Roots for Peace Luncheon; Lincoln P. Bloomfield, Jr., Assistant Secretary for Political-Military Affairs and Special Representative for Mine Action; Remarks Honoring Public-Private Partnerships in Mine Action and the UN Global Compact Initiative; United Nations, New York
--04/11/02  The Humanitarian Demining Program; Lincoln P. Bloomfield, Jr., Assistant Secretary for Political-Military Affairs and Special Representative for Mine Action; Remarks at Special Briefing of the United States Senate Hosted by Senators Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY), Patrick J. Leahy (D-Vermont), and Arlen Specter (R-PA); Washington, DC
--03/22/02  International Trust Fund; Donald F. Patierno, Director, Office of Humanitarian Demining Programs; Remarks to the Eighth Meeting of the Board of Advisors to the Slovenian International Trust Fund; Ljubljana, Slovenia
--03/20/02  Mine Action in Bosnia-Herzegovina; Donald F. Patierno, Director, Office of Humanitarian Demining Progams; Remarks to the Board of Donors Meeting; Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina
--01/24/02  U.S. Views: Ban on Transfers of Small Arms and Light Weapons to Non-State Groups; C. Edward Peartree, Foreign Affairs Officer, Bureau of Political-Military Affairs; Remarks at Follow-up Meeting on the UN Conference on the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All its Aspects; Tokyo, Japan
--01/23/02  U.S. Views: The UN Small Arms and Light Weapons Conference and Program of Action; C. Edward Peartree, Foreign Affairs Officer, Bureau of Political-Military Affairs; Remarks at Follow-up Meeting on the UN Conference on the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All its Aspects; Tokyo, Japan

2001
--11/27/01  Partners in the Fight Against Landmines; Secretary Colin L. Powell; Remarks at Appreciation Dinner; Washington, DC
--11/27/01  Videotape Remarks in Presentation at Dinner Honoring "Night of a Thousand Dinners" in Support of Humanitarian Demining; Secretary Colin L. Powell; Washington, DC
--07/21/01  UN Conference on Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in all its Aspects; Lincoln P. Bloomfield, Jr., Assistant Secretary for Political-Military Affairs ; Remarks on the Plan of Action at the Conference Stake-Out; New York City
--07/09/01  UN Conference on the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All its Aspects; John R. Bolton, Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security; Plenary Address to the UN Conference on the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons ; New York City
--06/28/01  2001 United Nations Conference on the "Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All its Aspects"; Lincoln P. Bloomfield, Jr., Assistant Secretary for Political-Military Affairs; Remarks to the Monthly Non-Governmental Organization Briefing ; Washington, DC
--04/19/01  Remarks With Sir Paul McCartney, Heather Mills, and Ambassador William Luers; Secretary Colin L. Powell; Remarks Following Meeting with Sir Paul McCartney, Heather Mills, and Ambassador William Luers; Washington, DC
--03/20/01  Statement on the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons; Ambassador Donald J. McConnell, Bureau of Political-Military Affairs; Statement to the Preparatory Committee for the UN Conference on the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons; Washington, DC

  
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