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Remarks at a UN Security Council Briefing on the May 31 Satellite Launch by the DPRK

This Council cannot ignore the DPRK’s failed launches, as they allow the DPRK to learn about its capability gaps and determine how to advance its unlawful WMD and ballistic missile programs accordingly. Its intent – borne out by action and statements – is clear:  to pose a threat to international peace and security.  Read More»

Statement by Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield on LGBTQI+ Pride Month

Standing up for LGBTQI+ people is a top priority for the Biden-Harris Administration domestically and abroad. At the UN, the United States continues to lead efforts to advocate for LGBTQI+ issues. In March, we partnered with the UN LGBTI Core Group to host the second ever UN Security Council Arria meeting on LGBTQI+ issues where ... Read More»

Explanation of Vote by Ambassador Chris Lu at the Election of the Vice Presidents of the General Assembly for the 78th Session

Iran’s record, unfortunately, speaks for itself. It defies UN Security Council arms embargoes, violates the human rights of its own citizens, and exports violence and weapons, fostering insecurity and inciting violence throughout the Middle East and across the globe. Read More»

Remarks by Ambassador Chris Lu at the Election of the President of the General Assembly for the 78th Session

We have appreciated your management of Our Common Agenda. The productive consultations you convened with Member States were critical to prioritizing our resources to address the greatest and most pressing global needs, including accelerating the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Read More»