U.S. Delegation Participates in Climate Meeting
Ambassador Lawson led the U.S. delegation in talks on climate issues during ICAO's Environmental Advisory Group (EAG) meetings, September 24-25. Ambassador Lawson is pictured center-right. Carl Burleson and Lourdes Maurice of the Federal Aviation Administration are on the left of the photo, with Kim Carnahan of the U.S. State Department on the right. The talks are focused on ways to manage the impact of carbons emissions from international civil aviation.
Ambassador Lawson meets with Japanese Representative
Ambassador Lawson met with Naoko Ueda, the Representative of Japan to ICAO, on September 15. The two discussed key items of mutual interest related to international civil aviation.
U.S. Support for ICAO on Ebola Virus Efforts, MH17 Task Force
Joseph L. Novak, Charge d'Affaires, a.i., of the U.S. Mission, and David C. Behrens, U.S.-appointed Air Navigation Commissioner (FAA), met with ICAO Secretary General Raymond Benjamin on September 4. The Secretary General reviewed ICAO's efforts to deal with the Ebola virus, including its coordination with WHO on steps to keep international transportation and trade links open to the impacted region. Mr. Benjamin also reviewed the progress of ICAO's Task Force on MH17 and the Task Force on MH370. The U.S. team expressed the U.S. government's strong support for ICAO's efforts. Mr. Benjamin is pictured in the center, with Mr. Novak on the left and Mr. Behrens on the right.
U.S. Delegation Participates in MH17 Task Force
A high-level U.S. delegation participated in ICAO's August 14-15 Task Force meetings held in response to the downing of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17. The Task Force is mandated to make proposals to the ICAO governing Council within two months. The U.S. delegation was led by Rich Swayze (center left), and included Joshua Holtzman (R) and Daniel Vaca (center right), all from the Federal Aviation Administration. Joseph L. Novak, Charge d'Affaires, a.i., of the U.S. Mission, is pictured on the left.
U.S. Ambassador Presents Credentials to ICAO
Michael A. Lawson, the U.S. Ambassador and Permanent Representative to ICAO, presented his official credentials to ICAO President Aliu and Secretary General Benjamin on July 25, 2014. Ambassador Lawson issued the attached statement. Ambassador's Statement (PDF 177KB) »
Rich Swayze, the FAA's Assistant Administrator for Policy, International Affairs, and Environment, met with ICAO President Aliu on July 22, 2014, during a visit to Montreal. The two discussed key issues on the international civil aviation agenda. Mr. Swayze (C) is pictured with Dr. Aliu (L) and Joseph L. Novak, Charge d'Affaires, a.i., of the U.S. Mission to ICAO (R).
U.S. Condolences to Victims of MH17
The U.S. Mission to ICAO joins the international civil aviation community in expressing its deepest condolences to the victims of the MH17 tragedy and their families.
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