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Remarks at the Economic and Social Council Meeting on Non-Governmental Organizations

Stefanie Amadeo U.S. Deputy Representative to ECOSOC U.S. Mission to the United Nations New York City April 19, 2017   AS DELIVERED In the United States, we believe in the right of freedom of speech, making civil society partners among our best advocates, and yes, on occasion, constructive critics that always push us to strive ...
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United States Helps Lead Fight for Greater Transparency at the United Nations

New York City April 19, 2017   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Today the United States was proud to co-sponsor a resolution that was adopted requiring public meetings of the United Nations Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) Committee to be webcast. This change will bring to light those countries that seek to block United Nations access for organizations that ...
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Ambassador Nikki Haley Meets with Chairperson of the African Union Commission Moussa Faki Mahamat

New York City April 18, 2017   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Today, Ambassador Nikki Haley met with Moussa Faki Mahamat, Chairperson of the African Union Commission, and congratulated him on his new role as top executive of the organization. They discussed the United States and the African Union working together to advance peace, security, and human ...
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Ambassador Nikki Haley Chairs Historic UN Security Council Thematic Meeting on Human Rights

04/18/2017 “We don’t know where the next revolt against basic violations of humanity will come. But we know from history that they will come. And when they do, the Security Council will be called upon to react. We are much better off acting on the front end, standing for human rights before the absence of human rights forces us to react. It’s past time for this Council to fulfill the mandate we were given 72 years ago. It’s past time that we dedicate ourselves to promoting peace, security, and human rights.” – Ambassador Nikki Haley
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