Business Meeting

Date: Tuesday, March 11, 2014 Time: 02:15 PM Location: S-116 Capitol Building

Agenda

TREATIES:

1. Agreement on Port State Measures to Prevent, Deter, and Eliminate Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated Fishing, Done at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, in Rome, Italy on November 22, 2009, and Signed by the United States on November 22, 2009 (the “Agreement”) (Treaty Doc. 112-4)

2. Convention on the Conservation and Management of High Seas Fishery Resources in the South Pacific Ocean, Done at Auckland, New Zealand, November 14, 2009, and Signed by the United States on January 31, 2011 (Treaty Doc. 113-1)

3. Convention on the Conservation and Management of High Seas Fisheries Resources in the North Pacific Ocean, Done at Tokyo on February 24, 2012, and signed by the United States on May 2, 2012 (Treaty Doc. 113-2)

4. Amendment to the Convention on Future Multilateral Cooperation in the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries, Adopted at the Twenty-Ninth Annual Meeting of the North Atlantic Fisheries Organization (NAFO), in Lisbon, Portugal  on September 28, 2007 (Treaty Doc. 113-3)

LEGISLATION:

5. S. Res. 361, Recognizing the threats to freedom of the press and expression in the People’s Republic of China and urging the Government of the People’s Republic of China to take meaningful steps to improve freedom of expression as fitting of a responsible international stakeholder

6. S. Res. 365, A resolution deploring the violent repression of peaceful demonstrators in Venezuela, calling for full accountability for human rights violations taking place in Venezuela, and supporting the right of the Venezuelan people to the free and peaceful exercise of representative democracy

7. Ukraine Legislation (Text to be determined)

NOMINATIONS:

8. Ms. Bathsheba Nell Crocker, of the District of Columbia, to be an Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs

9. Mr. Robert A. Wood, of New York, for the rank of Ambassador during his tenure of service as U.S. Representative to the Conference on Disarmament

10. Mr. Luis G. Moreno, of Texas, to be Ambassador to Jamaica

11. Mr. John L. Estrada, of Florida, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago

12. Mr. Joseph William Westphal, of New York, to be Ambassador to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

13. Mr. Douglas Alan Silliman, of Texas, to be Ambassador to the State of Kuwait

14. Mr. Mark Gilbert, of Florida, to be Ambassador to New Zealand and to serve concurrently as Ambassador to Samoa

15. The Honorable Matthew Tueller, of Utah, to be Ambassador of the Republic of Yemen