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
“In a world where we have a vested interest in seeing violent conflicts curbed and seeing suffering prevented – America needs peacekeeping to work. But precisely at this moment, when we recognize this crucial role that peacekeeping can play in shoring up U.S. interests, our demands on peacekeeping are outstripping what it can deliver. Today, we are asking peacekeepers to do more, in more places, and in more complex conflicts than at any time in history.”
- Ambassador Samantha Power
We stand at a historic juncture. We face the greatest public health crisis ever. And we each have the opportunity to work together in support of the brave and determined people of the region to bend the chilling curve of Ebola’s spread and to end the devastation and suffering that it has wrought. To beat this virus and to produce the seismic shift upon which the lives of an entire generation in West Africa depend, we each have to dig deeper, and we each must conquer the fears that this epidemic has generated.
In the last two weeks, you’ve seen the previous record of co-sponsors for a Security Council resolution broken on two occasions. On the Ebola resolution, where as you know we had 134 co-sponsors—nearly double the prior record of co-sponsors—and then the foreign terrorist fighter resolution passed at the summit that President Obama chaired where we had 104 co-sponsors. So, you see the United States helping to put the weight of the international community into the kinds of collective actions that transnational problems require.
how can we find a more sustainable peace between Israelis and Palestinians.
the two leaders discussed the broad partnership that exists
supporting opposition forces that will fight ISIL inside of Syria
|11/25/14||Explanation of Position on Agenda Item 68(b), L.29: Protection of Migrants; U.S. Deputy Representative to the UN Economic and Social Council Terri Robl|
|11/25/14||Explanation of Position on Agenda Item 68(b), L.42: Right to Food; U.S. Deputy Representative to the UN Economic and Social Council Terri Robl|
|11/25/14||Explanation of Vote by Kelly Razzouk, Senior Human Rights Advisor to ECOSOC on Agenda Item 66(a) L.59: A Global Call for Concrete Action for the Total Elimination Of Racism and follow-up to the Durban Declaration and Program of Action|
|11/25/14||Explanation of Vote on Agenda Item 63, L.65: Report of the Human Rights Council; U.S. Deputy Representative to the UN Economic and Social Council Terri Robl|
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