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