Press Briefing: U.S. Rep to the UN, Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield

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Press Briefing: U.S. Rep to the UN, Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield

Digital Press Briefing with U.S. Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield

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MEDIA ADVISORY | August 2 Digital Press Briefing with U.S. Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield

EVENT: Please join us on Tuesday, August 2, 2022, for a digital press briefing with U.S. Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield. Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield will discuss her upcoming trip to Ghana and Uganda as well as U.S. efforts to address global food security crisis.

DETAILS:

Speakers: Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield, U.S. Representative to the United Nations

Date: Tuesday, August 2, 2022

Time: 16:30 Johannesburg | 14:30 GMT | 10:30 Washington DC

Language: English.

Ground rules: The briefing will be on the record.

Login info: To be provided upon RSVP.

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Background: Please see the media note linked here.

SPEAKER BIOGRAPHY:

Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield was nominated by President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. to be the Representative of the United States of America to the United Nations as well as the Representative of the United States of America in the Security Council of the United Nations on January 20, 2021. She was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on February 23, 2021, and sworn in on February 24, 2021, by the Vice President of the United States of America.

Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield, a career diplomat, returned to public service after retiring from a 35-year career with the U.S. Foreign Service in 2017. From 2013 to 2017 she served as the Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, where she led the bureau focused on the development and management of U.S. policy toward sub-Saharan Africa. Prior to this appointment, she served as Director General of the Foreign Service and Director of Human Resources (2012-2013), leading a team in charge of the State Department’s 70,000-strong workforce.

Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield’s distinguished Foreign Service career includes an ambassadorship to Liberia (2008-2012), and postings in Switzerland (at the United States Mission to the United Nations, Geneva), Pakistan, Kenya, The Gambia, Nigeria, and Jamaica. In Washington, she served as Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Bureau of African Affairs (2006-2008), and as Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (2004-2006).

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