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Special Event to Mark 70th Anniversary of Signing of United Nations Charter

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United Nations, June 26 2015. Ambassador Samantha Power U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations  Thank you so much. It’s a great honor to speak to you here on behalf of the host country, the United States – we’re incredibly proud of this role that we get to play, thanks to the founders. Deputy Secretary-General Eliasson, Vice President of the General Assembly Gunnarsson, colleagues, ladies and gentlemen. Greetings to you on this auspicious day as we look to the past and the future of our United Nations. I also want to greet Secretary-General Ban and all of those gathered in San Francisco, [Read More]

Stop Syrian Barrel Bombs Attacks

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United Nations, New York, USA, June 26 2015 – Press Conference on Stopping Barrel Bombs attacks by the Syrian Government. Speakers: French Ambassador Francois Delattre,  Ambassador Roman Oyarzun Marchesi of Spain and there guests Nadim Houry, of Human Rights Watch, Bassam Al -Ahmad of the Center for Documentation of Violations in Syria and Raed Saleh, Syrian refugee On the Photo: (FROM LEFT): Raed Saleh, Roman Oyarzun Marches, Francois Delattre, Nadim Houry,  Bassam Al -Ahmad Credit: Luiz Rampelotto/EuropaNewswire A  UN Security Council member said today that the international community was saying to the Syrian government,   “with a single voice: ‘stop [Read More]

Secretary-General’s message on World Refugee Day

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New York, 20 June 2015 On this World Refugee Day, let us remember the plight of the millions of people worldwide who have been forced to flee their homes as a result of conflict and persecution.  At the end of 2014, 59.5 million persons – the highest number on record – were forcibly displaced around the globe.  This means that one in every 122 human beings today is either a refugee, internally displaced or seeking asylum. The ongoing conflict in Syria, as well as crises in Iraq, Ukraine, South Sudan, Central African Republic, northeastern Nigeria and parts of Pakistan, have led to a [Read More]

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