Syria Humanitarian Situation

This Council’s impact will increase only if member-states’ positions change. And that will happen only if we recognize that there are children just like our own starving in Yarmouk, and mothers just like our own who die in childbirth in Aleppo…If this doesn’t motivate us, literally nothing will.

- Ambassador Samantha Power

Countering ISIL

The United States strongly supports today’s resolution, which is part of a comprehensive strategy to degrade and ultimately destroy ISIL…. As a result of these and other efforts, ISIL is having a harder time generating new funds needed to carry out its operations. Today’s resolution aims to make that effort even more challenging, by using sanctions and other punitive tools to target three ISIL income streams.

- Ambassador Samantha Power

Sudan Sanctions Renewal

Today’s resolution matters. It speaks to our deep concern with these ongoing violations, it presses the Government of Sudan to take the long overdue steps necessary to protect the people of Darfur and stop the violence.

- Ambassador Samantha Power

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The President's 2015 National Security Strategy

“At the United Nations, we pursue these goals every day. By building coalitions to fight international terrorism, prevent and respond to infectious diseases like Ebola, pressure rogue regimes and human rights violators like North Korea, modernize UN peacekeeping, and fight Anti-Semitism and other forms of hate.

- Ambassador Samantha Power

Link at bottom: Read the strategy

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

Representing the United States at the United Nations

The Issues

Fri, February 06

President Obama's National Security Strategy in 2015: Strong and Sustainable American Leadership

how we address global challenges while advancing our nation's interest

Thu, February 05

President Obama Joins the Dalai Lama at This Year's National Prayer Breakfast

For 63 years, this prayer tradition has brought us together

Wed, January 28

President Obama Speaks to the People of India

..both our peoples will have more jobs and opportunity, and our nations will be more secure..

The Briefing Room
02/26/15  Remarks at a Security Council Session on the Humanitarian Situation in Syria; U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations Samantha Power
02/25/15  Remarks at an Event to Commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act; U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations Samantha Power
02/24/15  Remarks at a Security Council Meeting on Cooperation with the OSCE;  Alternate Representative to the UN for Special Political Affairs David Pressman
02/23/15  Remarks at a Security Council Debate on the Purposes and Principles of the Charter of the United Nations; U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations Samantha Power
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