Remarks at a UN Security Council Open Arria-Formula Meeting on the DRC

Ambassador Nikki Haley U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations U.S. Mission to the United Nations February 12, 2018 AS DELIVERED On behalf of the United States, Côte d’Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, France, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and the Netherlands, I thank all of you for your briefings. Our presence at this gathering sends a strong ...
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Secretary’s Remarks: The Paris Agreement to Enter Into Force

Nearly 200 nations made history in Paris last December, when they came together around the most ambitious, inclusive climate agreement ever negotiated. I was honored to represent the United States in those negotiations and to be in the conference hall as the text was gaveled in. Immediately following the adoption of the Paris Agreement, President ...
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U.S. Ambassador Extends Condolences to Families of Victims of Kinshasa Unrest

Ambassador James Swan and the staff of the Embassy of the United States of America extend our sincere condolences to the families and friends of Congolese citizens who lost their lives as a consequence of civil unrest and violence in Kinshasa earlier this week. Our thoughts are also with those who were injured, and we ...
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Remarks for Martin Luther King Day Reception

Distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, welcome. As we begin 2016, I wish a peaceful, healthy and prosperous year for all of you and for this beautiful country. The United States and the Democratic Republic of the Congo have had a strong partnership for decades. We are committed to continuing and reinforcing that this year and ...
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Ambassador James Swan 4th of July Remarks

Excellencies, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, welcome to our celebration of the 239th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence of the United States of America. In just over 1000 words, the Declaration laid out our nation’s central philosophy—that we are all created equal, that we all enjoy unalienable rights, and that any government derives its ...
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Ambassador James Swan 4th of July Remarks

Excellencies, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, welcome to our celebration of the 239th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence of the United States of America. In just over 1000 words, the Declaration laid out our nation’s central philosophy—that we are all created equal, that we all enjoy unalienable rights, and that any government derives its ...
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Remarks for Martin Luther King Day Reception

Distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen welcome as we celebrate and remember Dr. Martin Luther King, a man whose movement dramatically changed America and has influenced the entire world. The United States observes Martin Luther King Day as a national holiday.  We are the only Western country to have a national holiday for a person of ...
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Remarks for YALI/USAID Youth Assessment

Good evening, distinguished ladies and gentlemen, friends and colleagues.  On behalf of the U.S. Embassy, it is an honor to welcome you here tonight, especially our 2014 Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) fellows and our partners at the International Youth Foundation (IYF) who undertook, in partnership with USAID, a nation-wide youth assessment. This is a ...
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Remarks for Martin Luther King Day Reception

Good evening, distinguished ladies and gentlemen, friends and colleagues.  Daphne and I are honored and delighted that you could join us here this evening to celebrate and remember Dr. Martin Luther King and the movement to which he dedicated his life.  Dr. King’s powerful message—perhaps most memorably expressed in his “I Have a Dream” speech—is ...
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