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U.S. September Presidency of the Security Council

The United States is president of the UN Security Council for the month of September. Stay up to date on the latest:


- US Presidency

- September Program of Work

- Program of Work Press Conference

U.S. Calls for Emergency UNSC Meeting on Ebola

The trend lines in this crisis are grave, and without immediate international action, we are facing the potential for a public health crisis that could claim lives on a scale far greater than current estimates and set the countries of West Africa back a generation. Because of the increasingly grim situation, particularly in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, the United States has requested an emergency meeting of the Security Council this Thursday, September 18th.

- Ambassador Samantha Power

Leading the International Response to the Ebola Crisis

There is much work to be done and a full global response will require our collective resources and conviction that we can stop this outbreak as we have done with previous ones. But no one national government, no single UN office or no NGO can manage this alone. It is imperative that we, as an international community, get serious about addressing the public health, humanitarian and security effects of this outbreak.

- Ambassasdor Samnatha Power

Eliminating Syria's Chemical Weapons

I want to stress that much more work still needs to be done on Syria’s chemical weapons program. The international community must continue to press for the resolution of all discrepancies and omissions in Syria’s original declaration.

- Ambassador Samantha Power

Crisis in Eastern Ukraine

The mask is coming off. In these acts – these recent acts – we see Russia’s actions for what they are: a deliberate effort to support, and now fight alongside, illegal separatists in another sovereign country.

- Ambassador Samantha Power

Representing the United States at the United Nations

The Issues

Wed, September 03

President Obama Gives a Statement on the Murder of Steven Sotloff

..we will not forget, and that our reach is long and that justice will be served.

Thu, August 28

President Obama Delivers an Update on the Economy, Iraq, and Ukraine

"always do what is necessary to protect the American people and defend against evolving threats to our homeland."

Mon, August 11

President Obama Discusses the Latest Developments in Iraq

"the only lasting solution is for Iraqis to come together and form an inclusive government,"

The Briefing Room
09/16/14  Remarks at a Stakeout Following Security Council Consultations on the Middle East; U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations Samantha Power
09/15/14  Explanation of Position by Terri L. Robl, Deputy U.S. Representative to the Economic and Social Council, at the 109th Plenary Meeting, 68th UNGA, Agenda items 7 and 19(a); U.S. Deputy Representative to the UN Economic and Social Council Terri Robl
09/15/14  Statement on the UN Peacekeeping Mission in the Central African Republic; U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations Samantha Power
09/11/14  Remarks at the Security Council Debate on MINUSTAH; U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations Samantha Power
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