Security Council Open Debate on the Protection of Journalists

Their reporting strips away the façade and shows us what lies beneath… a robust press can play a key role in helping prevent crises from metastasizing into full-blown conflicts and mitigating the conditions in which grave human rights violations tend to occur.

- Ambassador Samantha Power

Security Council Meets to Discuss Crisis in Burundi

The government of Burundi has a window to stop and reverse the outbreak of violence by agreeing to allow for peaceful protests, easing restrictions to media, respecting human rights, and preventing violence by the Imbonerakure and the security forces…At the end of the day, President Nkurunziza has to put his people first.

- Ambassador Samantha Power

Opening of the 2015 Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty Review Conference

We have not yet achieved the ultimate goals enshrined in the treaty – on this, we all agree – but it is only by seeking common ground and reinforcing shared interests that we will succeed in realizing a world free of nuclear dangers.

- Secretary of State John Kerry

Resolution 2216 on Yemen

The United States strongly supports the adoption of today’s resolution, which imposes consequences on the Houthi and former President Salih, demands that the Houthi cease military operations, and calls on all sides to once again return to the negotiating table.

- Ambassador Samantha Power

International Day of Reflection on the Genocide in Rwanda

We would do well to learn from our Rwandan colleagues, who honor what happened not only through memory and grief, but also through action in the present… We join you not only in mourning, but also in your seeking to build a world where other people do not have to endure what you did.

- Ambassador Samantha Power

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Sat, April 04

Weekly Address: Reaching a Comprehensive and Long-Term Deal on Iran's Nuclear Program

The deal, announced on Thursday, meets our core objectives

Wed, April 01

Expanding Our Ability to Combat Cyber Threats

The actions we take today will help ensure that the Internet remains an enabler of global commerce and innovation.

Mon, March 30

Reinforcing the U.S.-Africa Partnership

Fifty-one African leaders joined President Obama in Washington for a discussion on "Investing in the Next Generation", the theme of the Summit.

The Briefing Room
05/28/15  Statement on International Day of UN Peacekeepers; U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations Samantha Power
05/27/15  Remarks at a UN Security Council Open Debate on the Protection of Journalists in Conflict Situations; U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations Samantha Power
05/27/15  Remarks at the Sesame Workshop's Annual Benefit Dinner; U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations Samantha Power
05/26/15  Remarks at a UN Security Council Debate on UNMIK;  Alternate Representative to the UN for Special Political Affairs David Pressman
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