Ambassador Samantha Power launches FreeThe20 Campaign

In naming these women, we are sending a message to their governments and others like them: if you want to empower women, don’t imprison them on the basis of their views or on the basis of the rights they are fighting for.

-Ambassador Samantha Power

Historic Security Council Meeting on Threats to LGBT Individuals

We’re getting this issue into the DNA of the United Nations, but until today the Security Council had never broached this topic and so today also represents a small but historic step.

- Ambassador Samantha Power

Peacekeeping Abuse Allegations in the Central African Republic

The onus is very much on the UN and the mechanisms the UN has, but fundamentally also on Member States… to be on board and enthusiastic about getting to the bottom of allegations and ensuring, again, that no stone is left unturned to ensure that justice is done.

-Ambassador Samantha Power

Security Council Briefing on Ebola

Get to zero. Build more resilient public health systems that everyone can access. Learn from our mistakes. If we do this, we will go a long way toward preventing the next outbreak from taking so many lives and tearing apart so many families and communities. The math is still simple: the sooner we act, the more lives we save.

-Ambassador Samantha Power

UNSC Resolution on Accountability for Syria Chemical Weapons

This sends a clear and powerful message to all those involved in chemical weapons attacks in Syria: the Joint Investigative Mechanism will identify you... the Joint Investigative Mechanism will stand as a record not just of what has been done, but of who has done it.

- Ambassador Samantha Power

Representing the United States at the United Nations

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Wed, August 05

U.S. Takes New Steps to Combat Wildlife Trafficking

Alliance to raise awareness, change behavior, and reduce demand for illegally traded wildlife.

Sun, July 26

President Obama Travels to Kenya and Ethiopia

commitment to expanding economic growth and trade, strengthening democracy on a global scale,...

Wed, July 22

Want to Know More About the Iran Deal?

a crucial part of creating a safer, more secure world.

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