Remarks on Peacekeeping

The United States and Europe have a vital stake in curbing conflicts beyond our borders…We also have a moral stake in ending the suffering and atrocities endemic to these conflicts… These new challenges and responsibilities are the reason that UN peacekeeping needs European militaries more than ever.

- Ambassador Samantha Power

Resolution 2209 on Syria

Today, this Council makes crystal clear that the use of chlorine as a chemical weapon is no less an evil than the use of any other chemical as a weapon. The Syrian regime’s use of any toxic chemical as a weapon is prohibited by the Chemical Weapons Convention and constitutes a violation of resolution 2118.

- Ambassador Samantha Power

Syria Humanitarian Situation

This Council’s impact will increase only if member-states’ positions change. And that will happen only if we recognize that there are children just like our own starving in Yarmouk, and mothers just like our own who die in childbirth in Aleppo…If this doesn’t motivate us, literally nothing will.

- Ambassador Samantha Power

Countering ISIL

The United States strongly supports today’s resolution, which is part of a comprehensive strategy to degrade and ultimately destroy ISIL…. As a result of these and other efforts, ISIL is having a harder time generating new funds needed to carry out its operations. Today’s resolution aims to make that effort even more challenging, by using sanctions and other punitive tools to target three ISIL income streams.

- Ambassador Samantha Power

Sudan Sanctions Renewal

Today’s resolution matters. It speaks to our deep concern with these ongoing violations, it presses the Government of Sudan to take the long overdue steps necessary to protect the people of Darfur and stop the violence.

- Ambassador Samantha Power

Representing the United States at the United Nations

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Fri, February 06

President Obama's National Security Strategy in 2015: Strong and Sustainable American Leadership

how we address global challenges while advancing our nation's interest

Thu, February 05

President Obama Joins the Dalai Lama at This Year's National Prayer Breakfast

For 63 years, this prayer tradition has brought us together

Wed, January 28

President Obama Speaks to the People of India

..both our peoples will have more jobs and opportunity, and our nations will be more secure..

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