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Ambassador Samantha Power Remarks at a Press Conference on the December Program of Work for the UN Security Council

Dec 2, 2015 News, United Nations , , , , , , , , , , , , , , Comments are off

Hi, everybody. Good to see you all again. Happy belated Thanksgiving. A short while ago, the members of the Security Council unanimously adopted the December Program of Work. I think you all have copies, and if you don’t, I understand the Spokesman’s office will make them available. We have a very busy schedule, especially for December, and there’s a lot of work on the Council’s agenda that needs to be addressed, and we also need to be prepared – as we saw this past month – to respond to emergencies and crises as they develop. I’ll just give you the [Read More]

Who is responsible for the use of chemical weapons in Syria

Aug 7, 2015 News, United Nations , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , Comments are off

United Nations, New York, August 07 2015 – Samantha Power, United States Permanent Representative to the UN, speaks to members of her Delegations on the way out of the UNHQ, following the adoption of resolution 2235 (2015) by the Security Council. The resolution sets out the steps for the creation of a Joint Investigative Mechanism of the United Nations and the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) to identify individuals or entities responsible for the use of chemical weapons in Syria. On the Photo: US Ambassador Samantha Power Luiz Rampelotto/EuropaNewswire The United Nations Security Council today  gave the [Read More]

Ambassador Power Comment on the treatment of the CAR whistleblower

May 11, 2015 Security Council, United Nations , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , Comments are off

Reporter: Follow up on that? One question? Thanks. Appreciate it. One issue that has arisen that may not even need to wait for an investigation is that the Central African Republic says that they were never told of this, and given that these were their citizens, I wonder if you—does the U.S. think that when the UN system becomes aware of charges such as these, that the host country should be told? There’s also this issue, in the UN Dispute Tribunal ruling, that the Under Secretary General of Peacekeeping was reported, and the UN didn’t seem to dispute it, to [Read More]

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