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

Kuwait Ambassador Samantha Power USUN Image by Max Gleischman

Remarks at Humanitarian Pledging Conference for Syria

More than four years after the conflict began, people across Syria are struggling to survive in a state of perpetual siege… No matter what else is going on, addressing the plight of Syrians must remain at the top of our agenda.

- Ambassador Samantha Power

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

Representing the United States at the United Nations

The Issues

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
05/05/15  Remarks at a General Assembly Special Solemn Plenary Meeting in Commemoration of all Victims of the Second World War; U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations Samantha Power
05/04/15  Remarks at the High-Level Thematic Debate on Strengthening Cooperation Between the UN and Regional and Sub-Regional Organizations;  Alternate Representative to the UN for Special Political Affairs David Pressman
05/04/15  Remarks at a Panel Discussion in Commemoration of World Press Freedom Day; U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations Samantha Power
05/04/15  Remarks on The Organization of Work for the Second Part of the Resumed 69th Session Before the Fifth Committee; U.S. Representative to the UN for UN Management and Reform Isobel Coleman
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