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Remarks at a UN Security Council Briefing on Detainees and Missing Persons in Syria

The issue of detainees and missing persons in Syria is one of the great tragedies of the Syrian conflict. Today, the United States calls for the immediate, unilateral release of civilians – including women, children, and the elderly – held in Assad regime prisons in an effort to pave the path forward to the implementation ...
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Remarks at a UN Security Council Annual Open Debate on Children and Armed Conflict (CAAC)

The United States continues to prioritize child protection programming that is life-saving and essential for survival as well as longer-term recovery, resilience and healing, and we will continue to invest in preventive and responsive programming to protect children from violence. We know that the resumption of familiar, safe, and nurturing routines, particularly within a family, ...
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Explanation of Vote on the Adoption of Cooperation between the UN and Other Organizations: Cooperation Between the UN and Pacific Island Forum

As evidenced by Secretary-General Guterres’ visit this year to the Pacific Island Forum in Fiji, it is vital for the UN to support those countries most in need of assistance as they address specific economic development and security challenges due to their unique geographic location, limited resources, and small populations. We recognize the Secretary-General’s effort ...
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