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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

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

Ambassador Power at U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit

Ambassador Power helped kick off the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit by hosting a discussion on the Open Government Partnership featuring senior government officials and leading civic society leaders from the African continent. The U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit is the largest event any U.S. President has held with African heads of state and government – featuring nearly 50 heads of state and thousands of business and civic leaders committed to chartering a path for a stronger, more prosperous and peaceful Africa.

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
09/15/14  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
09/11/14  Statement on the Anniversary of 9/11; U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations Samantha Power
09/09/14  Explanation of Vote after a Vote on a G77 Resolution "Towards a Multilateral Convention to Establish a Legal Regulatory Framework for Sovereign Debt Restructuring Processes"; U.S. Deputy Representative to the UN Economic and Social Council Terri Robl
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