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On August 1, US Senators confirmed Samantha Power as next US Ambassador to the United Nations "by a strong, bipartisan majority" President Barack Obama welcomed in an official statement.
As "a vital member of my national security team (…) and one of our country's leading foreign policy thinkers," said President Obama, "Samantha Power knows that (US) interests are advanced with strong and principled American leadership," especially on "universal rights and fundamental freedoms."
On August 5, Ms. Power presented her credentials to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at headquarters in New York. "I've worked with the Secretary-General over the last few years at the White House – worked very effectively with him – and I'm looking very much forward to a close working relationship now that I am up here in New York," Ambassador Power said in remarks.
Also, she cited "terrorism or the broader range of security concerns; mass atrocities in Syria; South Sudan; the effort to alleviate global poverty; the crackdown on civil society around the world," as evidence that she will be very busy indeed. "Thrilled (and) honored," Ms. Power took over from Amb. Susan Rice, now President Obama's National Security Advisor.
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