Statement by Ambassador Samantha Power, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, on the Security Council Elections for 2014 and 2015

Samantha Power
U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York 
U.S. Mission to the United Nations 
New York, NY
October 17, 2013


The United States congratulates Chad, Chile, Lithuania, Nigeria and Saudi Arabia on their election today as non-permanent members of the UN Security Council for 2014 and 2015. As we look ahead to their upcoming terms on the Council, the United States remains committed to addressing the most pressing threats to international peace and security, including by implementing Security Council Resolution 2118 to eliminate Syria's chemical weapons; furthering efforts to address the humanitarian crisis and work toward a political solution in Syria; tackling ongoing and emerging conflicts in the Great Lakes, Sudan and South Sudan, Somalia, Mali, the Central African Republic and elsewhere; countering the scourge of terrorism around the world; and promoting democracy and human rights so all people have a voice in shaping their future.


PRN: 2013/182