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U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations

'Get Close'

Ambassador Samantha Power | Posted 05.24.2016 | College
Ambassador Samantha Power

Get close to the people affected by your work. Seek out perspectives different from your own. And work to bring others close with you. Know that history is not in a hurry, but that you can help speed it up. And recognize that while the journey will be long - and you will lose and lose again - it is the struggle itself that will define you.

Rejecting False Choices: U.S. Foreign Policy in the Middle East

Ambassador Samantha Power | Posted 04.14.2016 | Politics
Ambassador Samantha Power

Because the United States is the most powerful country in the world -- and given the state of the region -- some have second-guessed the decisions that President Obama and his Administration have made on the Middle East.

Launching #FreeThe20

Ambassador Samantha Power | Posted 09.02.2016 | World
Ambassador Samantha Power

These are just twenty out of the many women who are being deprived of their freedom and the right to participate in the Beijing+20 conference. In naming these women, we are sending a message to their governments and others like them: If you want to empower women, don't imprison them on the basis of their views or on the basis of the rights that they are fighting for.

My Remarks Following Russia's Veto of a UN Security Council Resolution Commemorating the 20th Anniversary of the Genocide in Srebrenica

Ambassador Samantha Power | Posted 07.08.2016 | Politics
Ambassador Samantha Power

Why would Russia vote to deny recognition of the Srebrenica genocide? Today's vote mattered. It mattered hugely to the families of the victims of the Srebrenica genocide. Russia's veto is heartbreaking for those families, and it is a further stain on this Council's record.

Honoring the Victims and Survivors of the Genocide in Srebrenica

Ambassador Samantha Power | Posted 07.01.2016 | Politics
Ambassador Samantha Power

We must never forget the genocide in Srebrenica. We must always honor its victims, its survivors. But we must never forget also that our words will ring hollow if, in the here and now, we don't believe the unbelievable, if we don't end the culture of impunity that exists in so many places around the world, and if we don't strengthen our resolve to protect those who count on us all.