USUN – New York

Ambassador Samantha Power’s Statement on the Leaders’ Summit on Refugees

The summit will convene heads of state and government who have made new and significant commitments this year to address the needs of the world’s refugees. The collective goals for the summit are to: (1) increase funding to international humanitarian organizations and UN humanitarian appeals; (2) increase opportunities for resettlement and other forms of legal admission for refugees; and (3) expand access to employment and education for refugees in major refugee-hosting states.

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Rejecting False Choices: U.S. Foreign Policy in the Middle East” at the U.S. Naval Academy’s Forrestal Lecture on Foreign Policy

Ambassador Samantha Power: “Because the United States is the most powerful country in the world – and given the state of the region – some have second-guessed the decisions that President Obama and his Administration have made on the Middle East.”

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FACT SHEET: DPRK Resolution 2270

The UN Security Council unanimously adopted Resolution 2270 (2016) to impose additional legally binding sanctions on North Korea (DPRK) in response to its fourth prohibited nuclear test on January 6, 2016, and its prohibited launch, using ballistic missile technology, on February 7, 2016.

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U.S. Statement on Humanitarian Access in Syria

“The reports of starvation coming out of Madaya and other besieged regions of Syria are horrific. The aid delivered today, while necessary, is nowhere near enough. And the UN now reports that more than 400 people in Madaya are on the brink of death and in need of immediate medical evacuation.”

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Secretary Kerry: UNSC Resolution 2254 Sends Clear Message That Killing in Syria Must End

Remarks at the United Nations Security Council Meeting on Syria Remarks John Kerry Secretary of State New York, NY December 18, 2015   SECRETARY KERRY: Mr. Secretary-General, Special Envoy de Mistura, distinguished colleagues, I want to begin by thanking the other P4 members who joined together to help fashion this resolution and who spent time […]

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UNGA: US Applauds Seriousness of WHO Emergency Response Reform

A critical issue for the United States and the global community has been a WHO and UN system that is ready to take on such challenges in the future.

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USUN Statement on the 2015 Trafficking in Persons Report

The TIP Report is the United States’ principal diplomatic tool to engage with foreign governments and advance global efforts to combat trafficking in persons.

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Remarks by Ambassador Power at a UN Security Council Briefing on Ebola

We have made tremendous progress toward stopping this deadly Ebola outbreak, but we must work relentlessly to get to zero.

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US Strongly Condemns Assad Regime’s Intensified Bombing of Civilians, Use of Barrel Bombs

Since the first week of July, the Assad regime has dropped over 2,000 barrel bombs throughout Syria, with particularly high concentrations in Darayya and Zabadani.

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U.S. Statement at UN Security Council Vote on a Syria Chemical Weapons Joint Investigative Mechanism

Today, the UN Security Council has taken another step aimed at stopping the use of chemical weapons in Syria.

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