Liechtenstein and its enduring Partnership with the United States……its Leadership……in Europe….. and in the World

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National Day of Liechtenstein 16 August

December 2015

The new initiative by the Leadership of Liechtenstein in the UN Security Council

The ‘Code of Conduct’ launched by Liechtenstein has been accepted by most UN Member States.

By December 2015, more than 108 United Nations Member States singed the ‘Code of Conduct’ initiated by Liechtenstein, to pledge standing firmly against genocide, crimes against humanity or war crimes. France and the United Kingdome the two permanent Members of Security Council with other current members of the Security Council have also signed the Code and stated their supports.

©The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Liechtenstein/the Embassy of Liechtenstein tin USA 

The Code of Conduct was initiated by Liechtenstein under the leadership of Foreign Minister Aurelia Frick in October 2015.

And it affirms:

  • Pledge to support timely and decisive action by the Security Council aimed at preventing or ending the commission of genocide, crimes against humanity or war crimes;
  • Pledge in particular not to vote against a credible draft resolution before the Security Council on timely and decisive action to end the commission of genocide, crimes against humanity or war crimes, or to prevent such crimes;
  • Invite the Secretary General, making full use of the expertise and early-warning capacities of the United Nations System, in particular the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and the Office on Genocide Prevention and the Responsibility to Protect, to continue to bring situations that, in her or his assessment, involve or are likely to lead to genocide, crimes against humanity or war crimes to the attention of the Council;
  • Pledge to fully and promptly take into account such an assessment by the Secretary-General;
  • Also invite all other Member States of the United Nations to express their commitment to this Code of Conduct.  ©The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Liechtenstein/the Embassy of Liechtenstein in

Continue to read the Code of Conduct on Security Council action against crimes against Humanity and war crimes

Liechtenstein in the General Assembly of the United Nations October 2015

The Code of Conduct regarding Security Council action against genocide, crimes against humanity or war crimes

More news from the Permanent Mission of Liechtenstein to the United Nation/New York 

August 2015

Liechtenstein in OSCE

Ministerial declaration on cooperation between Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Liechtenstein on security policy issues with an OSCE focus

Liechtenstein at a glance

Liechtenstein in EU

Liechtenstein in the UN

Liechtenstein an active Member of the UN

Liechtenstein in the International Organization and Treaties

Liechtenstein Institut of Forschung and Lehre

Liechtenstein and the United States of America

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama greet the Ambassador of Liechtenstein Claudia Fritsche in a receiving line during a Diplomatic Corps Reception for the foreign diplomatic corps in the Blue Room of the White House, Oct. 5, 2010. (Official White House Photo by Samantha Appleton) This official White House photograph is being made available only for publication by news organizations and/or for personal use printing by the subject(s) of the photograph. The photograph may not be manipulated in any way and may not be used in commercial or political materials, advertisements, emails, products, promotions that in any way suggests approval or endorsement of the President, the First Family, or the White House.

Ambassador Claudia Fritsche received by President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama in a Diplomatic Corps Reception in the White House, October 5th 2010. ©The Embassy of Liechtenstein in Washington DC/The White House

The enduring Partnership between the United States and Liechtenstein

Economic Relations, by Liechtenstein Diplomatic Mission to the United States

By 2002, in the United States, Liechtenstein companies and business enterprises have been the sources of over 3500 new job-openings.

The summary of Economic report published by the Liechtenstein Diplomatic mission in U.S in 2002 indicates:

  • The steering components found in 80-85% of Ford cars and 5-10% of Ford trucks produced in the US are made by the Liechtenstein company ThyssenKrupp Presta with operations in Terre Haute, IN and Danville, IL.
  • HILTI, the manufacturer of precision tools, which was founded in 1941 in Schaan, Liechtenstein, is a global industry leader and their tools are used commercially and privately throughout the US, with its North American headquarters based in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
  • Ivoclar Vivadent, with operations in Amherst, NY, is one of the top global producers of dental products many of which are used by dentists across America.
  • Many of the microphones and audio devices used by the United States Congress, top musicians and businesses use components manufactured by the Liechtenstein company Neutrik.
  • Many of the figurines and jewelry produced by the crystal maker Swarovski are assembled in Liechtenstein.  ©The Embassy of Liechtenstein in Washington DC.

But also the Political Partnership between the two countries has been always close and enduring.

Former Liechtenstein Foreign Minister Dr. Ernst Walch with former US Secretary of State, Colin Powell.Liechtenstein Foreign Minister Dr. Ernst Walch with U.S Secretary of State, Colin Powell, 2004 ©The Embassy of Liechtenstein in Washington DC.

Washington DC 2009

Liechtenstein: Transparency, Trust and Credibility in a Changing Global Financial Order. The speech of Prime Minister Klaus Tschütscher in Wilson Center Washington DC

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