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Remarks at the Conclusion of a UN Security Council Arria Meeting on Aleppo

Aug 10, 2016 News, United Nations , , , , , , , , , , , Comments are off

United Nations, New York, USA, August 09 2016 – Samantha Power, United States Permanent Representative to the UN, briefs journalists following a Security Council meeting on the situation in Aleppo Syria today at the UN Headquarters in New York. Photo: Luiz Rampelotto/EuropaNewswire Remarks by Ambassador Samantha Power at the Conclusion of a Arria Meeting on Aleppo Thank you so much. Some of you may remember that we had an Arria session maybe two years ago in which Dr. Sahloul presented video testimony of the chlorine attacks that had been occurring throughout Syria. And I really credit your testimony, your footage, your [Read More]

Security Council Endorses Cessation of Hostilities in Syria

Feb 27, 2016 News, United Nations , , , , , , , , , , , , , , Comments are off

United Nations, February 26 2016 The United Nations (UN) Security Council unanimously adopted resolution calling for a cessation of hostilities and a grant for access to humanitarian workers to ease the suffering of the people in Syria. The resolution, which takes effect at midnight, Damascus time, comes after five years of conflict and includes all parties to the conflict excluding Daesh and Jahbat an-Nusra. Addressing delegates in the Council from Geneva, the UN special envoy for Syria Stephan de Mistura said that “Saturday will be critical” and added that “no doubt there will be no shortage of attempts to undermine [Read More]

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]

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