PRESS RELEASE: President Nominates New U.S. Ambassador to the U.N.
January 8, 2007 –
President George W. Bush recently nominated current U.S. Ambassador to Iraq, Zalmay Khalilzad, to be the new U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations.
The move comes nearly one month after Ambassador John Bolton told President Bush that he would terminate his service in the Bush Adminis...
PRESS RELEASE: Bolton Resigns; Grassroots Effort Pays Off
December 4, 2006 -
Unable to be confirmed by the U.S. Senate, United States Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton told President Bush today that he would resign from his recess appointed position.
Mr. Bolton’s nomination has been repeatedly blocked by the Senate and was heavily contested by Citizen...
PRESS RELEASE: U.S. Recognizes Counterproductive Foreign Policy: Bush waives aid cuts for ICC member states
November 29, 2006 -
Citizens for Global Solutions welcomes President Bush’s move on Tuesday to waive a U.S. law that prevents some nations that support the International Criminal Court from receiving U.S. foreign assistance.
The waiver is recognition of a counte...
PRESS RELEASE: U.S. Recognizes Counterproductive BIA Policy
October 10, 2006 -
Citizens for Global Solutions welcomes Congressional passage of an amendment to the American Servicemembers Protection Act (ASPA) that recognizes the counterproductive U.S. policy toward ICC member states. Specifically the amendment exempts what senior military officials in the U.S. believ...
PRESS RELEASE: Ambassador Bolton up for Renomination
July 21, 2006 -
On Thursday, July 27, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee will host a hearing to discuss the potential renomination of Ambassador Bolton. Bolton, who received a presidential recess appointment last year on August 1, 2005, presently serves as the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations. To find out...
PRESS RELEASE: On U.N. Reform, Congress Isn’t Getting the Whole Story
June 29, 2006 -
Citizens for Global Solutions is concerned that on U.N. reform issues, Members of Congress are primarily getting their information from Ambassador Bolton while Secretary Rice and Assistant Secretary Silverberg take a back seat. “There is a gap between what State is saying about...
PRESS RELEASE: International Criminal Court Prosecutor Reports to Security Council on Darfur
June 14, 2006 -
Citizens for Global Solutions welcomes today’s report to the United Nations Security Council on the investigation of atrocities committed in Darfur. The report was presented by the International Criminal Court’s Chief Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo.
PRESS RELEASE: New U.N. Human Rights Council Is a Major Step Forward
May 9, 2006 -
Below is a statement from Asma Lateef, Director of Programs and Policy at Citizens for Global Solutions, on the election of the new Human Rights Council at the United Nations:
“Tuesday's elections for the Human Rights Council in the General Assembly prove beyond a shadow of a dou...
PRESS RELEASE: U.S. Misses Opportunity on UN Human Rights Council
April 6, 2006 -
Below is a statement from Don Kraus, Executive Vice President of Citizens for Global Solutions, which encouraged the United States to run for a seat on the new Human Rights Council at the United Nations:
“Beginning with Eleanor Roosevelt, the U.S. has historically played a decisive ...
PRESS RELEASE: Arrest of War Criminal Hailed as a Huge Step Forward in International Law and Justice
March 29, 2006 -
Former Liberian President Charles Taylor was apprehended and flown to Liberia on Wednesday, where U.N. peacekeeping troops waited to take him into custody to face war crime charges. Taylor had been living in Nigeria since 2003.
“It is a good day for...
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