Security Council's Visit to Haiti

“In spite of the significant challenges that persist, on our trip we saw evidence everywhere of the incredible resilience and determination of the Haitian people; of rubble that has not only been cleared, but of new structures that have been put up in its place, and new hopes that have been raised with them.”

- Ambassador Samantha Power

General Assembly Discusses Global Anti-Semitism for First Time

Attacks on any religious or ethnic group are attacks on us all. Attacks on Jews are attacks on us all. And we must not only stand up together against these acts of violence, but also against the hatred, intolerance, and prejudice that helps lead to such acts.

- Ambassador Samantha Power

Ambassador Samantha Power

Ambassador Power's Remarks at the University of Louisville McConnell Center

"In a polarized political environment, it is striking to note the bipartisan response to two of the deadly global threats we are confronting: Ebola and violent extremism. With each one, Republicans and Democrats rightly recognized that we could not hang back and wait for the crises to blow over. The best way to keep Americans safe is to confront these threats at their source."

- Ambassador Samantha Power

Ambassador Samantha Power

Ambassador Power Remarks at Yale University

We cannot treat the short and long term as an either-or proposition. We have to try to put out a lot of fires in the here and now. But we can’t let the immediacy of today’s crises distract us from playing a smart long game that will create more stability and more security in the long run.” - Ambassador Samantha Power

Russian Violations of Minsk Agreement

The pattern is clear. Where Russia has made commitments, it has failed to meet them. Russia has negotiated a peace plan, and then systematically undermined it at every step. It talks of peace, but it keeps fueling war.

- Ambassador Samantha Power

Representing the United States at the United Nations

The Issues

Thu, December 04

Why Global Health Security Is an Emergency

Under the Global Health Security Agenda, we have established specific milestones to measure country-by-country progress, enhance accountability

Wed, November 26

Being Biden Vol. 17: Standing with Ukraine

Biden talks about what it was like on his recent trip to Ukraine

Thu, November 20

The President Wraps Up Trip in Burma, Heads to Australia

Speaking to the young leaders gathered there, the President reiterated why the United States is so confident in the future strength of Southeast Asia:

The Briefing Room
01/30/15  Remarks at a Security Council Open Debate on the Protection of Civilians;  Alternate Representative to the UN for Special Political Affairs David Pressman
01/29/15  Remarks at a Briefing on the Security Council's Mission to Haiti; U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations Samantha Power
01/28/15  Remarks at the General Assembly International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust;  Alternate Representative to the UN for Special Political Affairs David Pressman
01/28/15  Remarks by Ambassador David Dunn, Senior Advisor to the Economic and Social Council, to the UNFPA Executive Board
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