USUN – New York

U.S. on OPCW-UN Report: It is Essential that all State Immediately Cease any Chemical Weapons Use

The report confirms that the Syrian regime is responsible for the repeated use of chemical weapons in Syria. Such use is a violation of UN Security Council Resolution 2118, a violation of Syria’s obligations as a state party to the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC), and a violation of well-established international standards and norms against chemical weapons use.

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Ambassador Samantha Power’s Remarks at a UN Security Council Open Debate on Children and Armed Conflict

The Secretary-General’s annual report continues to be a valuable tool for documenting abuses and for identifying those responsible. The Security Council’s mandate on children and armed conflict – which includes monitoring, reporting, and listing of parties for violations – is crucial, and must be maintained.

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Samantha Power’s Remarks on “The Global Refugee Crisis: Overcoming Fears and Spurring Action,” at the U.S. Institute of Peace

Ambassador Power: “We are in the midst of the greatest refugee crisis since the Second World War. Just like the people at the heart of it, this crisis crosses borders, oceans, and continents.”

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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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