Ambassador Power Addresses Young Activists in First Speech as UN Ambassador

Posted by Saha Khaterzai
August 13, 2013

This past weekend, Ambassador Samantha Power gave her first speech as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations to more than 1,500 young activists at Invisible Children's Fourth Estate Leadership Summit in Los Angeles. Ambassador Power told the group of college and high school students that, "since the most sustainable and effective policies are those with public support, your activism enables us to do more."

Ambassador Power asked the group what they "need and want the United States to stand for in the world," closing with a request for them to share their ideas with her using the hashtag #WhatMatters. The response has been incredible, and Ambassador Power will reply to some of your messages via a Twitter Town Hall this Thursday, August 15 at 3:00 p.m. EDT. Tweet your ideas and questions to @AmbassadorPower by then!

 

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James S.
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United States
August 15, 2013
What do we stand for in the world? Apparently we stand for solidarity with a military that is slaughtering unarmed people in Egypt. What are we doing to halt the carnage in Egypt! Our blank check to the Egyptian military makes us complicit in the unfolding catastrophe.
Chinedu A.
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Nigeria
August 19, 2013
Hello Ambassador, I wish that foreign bodies that genuinely wants to impact the lives the African people through grants, aids or any other form of support should deal directly with the African populace rather than with a representative government. That is of course if these bodies are genuinely serious about a change in my Africa.

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