In the last two weeks, you’ve seen the previous record of co-sponsors for a Security Council resolution broken on two occasions. On the Ebola resolution, where as you know we had 134 co-sponsors—nearly double the prior record of co-sponsors—and then the foreign terrorist fighter resolution passed at the summit that President Obama chaired where we had 104 co-sponsors. So, you see the United States helping to put the weight of the international community into the kinds of collective actions that transnational problems require.
The trend lines in this crisis are grave, and without immediate international action, we are facing the potential for a public health crisis that could claim lives on a scale far greater than current estimates and set the countries of West Africa back a generation. Because of the increasingly grim situation, particularly in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, the United States has requested an emergency meeting of the Security Council this Thursday, September 18th.
- Ambassador Samantha Power
There is much work to be done and a full global response will require our collective resources and conviction that we can stop this outbreak as we have done with previous ones. But no one national government, no single UN office or no NGO can manage this alone. It is imperative that we, as an international community, get serious about addressing the public health, humanitarian and security effects of this outbreak.
- Ambassasdor Samnatha Power
I want to stress that much more work still needs to be done on Syria’s chemical weapons program. The international community must continue to press for the resolution of all discrepancies and omissions in Syria’s original declaration.
- Ambassador Samantha Power
how can we find a more sustainable peace between Israelis and Palestinians.
the two leaders discussed the broad partnership that exists
supporting opposition forces that will fight ISIL inside of Syria
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