Samantha Power - updates

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U.S. envoy warns against cutting funding to UN

Jan 14, 2017 - 10:00 AM

Power warns If there s less US leadership at the UN it will be other countries that will step in to fill the void many of which do not share the US view on fighting terrorism or advancing human rights

US FUNDING. In this image released by the UN, Samantha Power, US Permanent Representative to the UN, addresses the Council after the December 23, 2016, vote on Israeli settlements. File photo by Manuel Elias/UN/AFP

UN unanimously backs sending observers to Aleppo

Dec 19, 2016 - 11:56 PM

This is a starting point French ambassador Francois Delattre told reporters We will be extremely attentive extremely vigilant

EVACUATING EAST ALEPPO. Civilians from the remaining rebel-held pockets of eastern Aleppo are evacuated from the embattled city by bus on December 19, 2016. Photo by George Ourfalian/ AFP

UN extends Syria gas attacks probe

Nov 18, 2016 - 1:12 PM

The UN Security Council adopts a US drafted resolution to prolong the joint investigation by the United Nations and the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons until November 2017

Karadzic genocide conviction closes 'painful chapter' – US

Mar 25, 2016 - 8:10 AM

This day is long overdue US ambassador to the UN Samantha Power says after the genocide conviction of former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic

KARADZIC GUILTY. With victims' pictures displayed on the table, people watch an international court handing down its verdict for war-time Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic during his trial in The Hague, on March 24, 2016. Photo by Fehim Dehir/EPA

UN imposes toughest-ever North Korea sanctions

Mar 03, 2016 - 8:20 AM

UPDATED The Security Council unanimously passes a resolution imposing new sanctions after 7 weeks of arduous negotiations between the United States and China

Oh Joon (2nd from left), Permanent Representative of the Republic of Korea to the UN, speaks to journalists following the adoption of the resolution on North Korea, March 2, 2016, United Nations, New York. Eskinder Debebe/UN Photo. He is flanked by Samantha Power (left), United States Permanent Representative; and Motohide Yoshikawa, Permanent Representative of Japan.

UN weighs tough new N. Korea sanctions resolution

Feb 26, 2016 - 11:00 AM

US Ambassador Samantha Power says the resolution if adopted would send an unambiguous and unyielding message to the DPRK regime: The world will not accept your proliferation There will be consequences for your actions

SANCTIONS FOR NORTH KOREA? An undated photograph released by the North Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on February 21, 2016 showing North Korean leader Kim Jong-un (C) overseeing Korean People's Army (KPA) military exercise in Pyongyang, North Korea. File photo by KCNA/EPA

Russia fails in UN bid to rein in Turkey over Syria

Feb 20, 2016 - 10:16 AM

Turkey is pressing for a joint ground operation in Syria with its international allies insisting it is the only way to stop the war

SYRIAN CONFLICT. Turkish medics bring in a wounded man at Kilis State Hospital after an airstrike in Northern Syria, in Kilis, Turkey February 15, 2016. File photo by STR/EPA

5 Palestinian attackers killed in fresh attacks on Israelis

Feb 15, 2016 - 7:38 AM

They are the latest in a wave of Palestinian knife gun and car ramming assaults that erupted in October and come as US Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power visits Israel and the Palestinian territories

MOHAMMED KUMEL. Palestinians carry the body of Mohammed Kumel one of the three militants killed during their stabbing attacks, during their funeral at Qabatiya village, near the west bank city of Jenin, February 5, 2016. Photo by Alaa Badarneh/EPA

UN council makes little headway in Burundi crisis talks

Jan 23, 2016 - 10:35 AM

Burundi has been gripped by violence since April and more than 400 people have died since then and at least 230 000 have fled the country

UN council holds first-ever meeting on LGBT rights

Aug 24, 2015 - 11:17 PM

It s about time 70 years after the creation of the UN that the fate of LGBT persons who fear for their lives around the world is taking center stage says US Ambassador Samantha Power

A UN Security Council session. Photo by Ayee Macaraig/Rappler/File

UN seeks to shore up Ukraine truce as fighting flares

Jun 06, 2015 - 8:13 AM

We are either looking at a return to a deepening intractable conflict or a momentary upsurge in parts of the conflict zone We cannot afford either scenario says UN political chief Jeffrey Feltman

CEASEFIRE? Ukrainian servicemen patrol the area in the town of Marinka, near Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, June 5, 2015. This week has seen the deadliest fighting between pro-Russian separatists and the Ukrainian military since a ceasefire deal was signed in February. Photo by Alex Rom/EPA

Foreign fighters switching tactics to reach Syria, Iraq

May 30, 2015 - 11:28 AM

Interpol chief Juergen Stock says measures to stop foreign fighters are already producing changes in tactics by recruiters who are setting up broken travel to make tracking more difficult

Palestinian resolution fails at UN Security Council

Dec 31, 2014 - 4:41 PM

This resolution sets the stage for more division not for compromise US Ambassador to the UN Samantha Power says

NOT ADOPTED. The UN Security Council rejects a draft resolution on Palestinian statehood amid strong objection from the US.  UN Photo/Evan Schneider

US envoy says North Koreans face 'living nightmare'

Dec 23, 2014 - 7:22 AM

United States envoy Samantha Power says compiled testimonies from North Korean exiles expose the regime s brutality

WHERE'S KIM JONG-UN? An undated photograph made available by the North Korean News Agency KCNA on 07 July 2014 showing North Korean leader Kim Jong-un (right) accompanied by younger sister, Kim Yo-jong, (left) in Wonsan, Kangwon Province, North Korea where they visited the Songdowon International Children's Camp. KCNA/EPA

North Korea faces UN Security Council scrutiny

Dec 21, 2014 - 10:14 AM

The top UN body has focused on North Korea s nuclear program as a security threat but the scope has widened to human rights

UN Security Council Meeting. File photo from the United Nations

US envoy sees 'first tangible signs' Ebola will be beaten

Oct 31, 2014 - 12:15 AM

We stand at a historic juncture We face the greatest public health crisis ever

EBOLA . UNICEF says Ebola is profoundly affecting the lives of children in Liberia, where the disease left 600 of them orphans. File photo by Dominique Faget/AFP

US envoy visiting Ebola-hit Africa condemns world response

Oct 26, 2014 - 9:47 PM

US envoy Samantha Power says too many leaders are praising the efforts of countries like the US and UK instead of doing something to help

TALKING ABOUT EBOLA. US Secretary of State John Kerry (L) and Samantha Power (R), US ambassador to United Nations, talk while waiting for US President Barack Obama to make a statement to the press after a meeting in the Roosevelt Room of the White House October 6, 2014 in Washington, DC. Brendan Smialowski/AFP

Aquino, Obama at the UN: What to expect

Sep 15, 2014 - 9:30 PM

This year s UN General Assembly is shaping up to be one of the busiest with multiple crises and the deadline for MDGs and a climate treaty coming up

UN envoys pessimistic on swift S.Sudan peace deal

Aug 13, 2014 - 6:09 PM

British ambassador Mark Lyall Grant: What we are see is the failure of leadership in the country the leaders are at war with each other

UN Security Council threaten S.Sudan leaders with sanctions

Aug 12, 2014 - 11:24 PM

US Ambassador to the UN Samantha Power: The council has made it very clear: that it is prepared to impose consequences if there continue to be people carrying out gross violations of human rights

UN Council threatens sanctions over S.Sudan violence

Apr 25, 2014 - 1:03 AM

The Council demands the government of President Salva Kiir to protect civilians and investigate abuse claims

France, US back sanctions against S.Sudan: diplomats

Apr 24, 2014 - 9:25 AM

Spiralling violence in South Sudan has prompted the US and France to push for sanctions against the African nation

UN sounds alarm over attacks of civilians in South Sudan

Apr 18, 2014 - 6:32 PM

According to UN officials the attackers used rocket propelled grenades to breach the compound then fired on those sheltering inside

SOUTH SUDAN. The UN sounds the alarm after dozens were killed in an attack on civilians sheltering in a UN base.

At least 58 killed in attack on UN base in South Sudan – UN

Apr 18, 2014 - 12:34 PM

UPDATED More than 100 others have been wounded Gunmen pretend to be peace demonstrators to enter the UN compound that shelters displaced civilians

UN Security Council holds crisis talks on Ukraine

Apr 14, 2014 - 8:47 AM

A UN official says the situation in the Ukraine has become more combustible than ever

UN resolution on Crimea: Russia vetoes, China abstains

Mar 16, 2014 - 12:37 AM

Russia vetoed a Western backed resolution condemning the Crimea referendum but China abstained

VOTES. Russia vetoed a Western-backed resolution condemning the Crimea referendum at a UN Security Council emergency vote, but China abstained, isolating Moscow further on the Ukraine crisis. Photo by Emmanuel Dunand/AFP

At UN, US demands Russia stand down in Ukraine

Mar 02, 2014 - 7:52 AM

The US ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power branded Russia s parliamentary approval as dangerous as it is destabilizing and accused Moscow of acting without legal basis

File photo of US permanent representative to the United Nations Samantha Power from EPA/ Jim Lo Scalzo

Obama expresses deep concern on Ukraine, may skip G8 summit

Mar 01, 2014 - 8:20 AM

UPDATED US President Barack Obama says any violation of Ukraine s sovereignty and territorial integrity would be deeply destabilizing

'DEEPLY-CONCERNED'. US President Barack Obama says they will continue communicating directly with the Russian government on the crisis. File photo from the White House

US envoy in C. Africa in bid to end brutal violence

Dec 20, 2013 - 12:37 AM

Samantha Power is the highest level US official to visit the Central African Republic

New envoy says US leadership at UN 'indispensable'

Aug 06, 2013 - 11:32 AM

Samantha Power presented her credentials to UN Secretary General Ban Ki moon following her confirmation by the US Senate late last week

NEW ENVOY. Samantha Power, new Permanent Representative of the United States of America to the United Nations, speaks to the press upon her arrival at the UN Secretariat Building to present her credentials to the Secretary-General, 5 August 2013. UN Photo/Mark Garten

Venezuela ends rapprochement with US

Jul 20, 2013 - 6:53 PM

Washington and Caracas have not exchanged ambassadors since 2010