Linda Thomas-Greenfield, the brand new United States Ambassador to the United Nations, mentioned Monday that African affairs might be a precedence because the U.S. takes up the presidency position for the United Nations Safety Council this month.
A briefing on South Sudan is about for Wednesday, adopted by a Sudan briefing subsequent week. Libya and the Democratic Republic of Congo are the main target of briefings scheduled for later within the month, Thomas-Greenfield mentioned.
“We’ll put pressing humanitarian crises within the highlight,” Thomas-Greenfield added. “We’ll particularly have a look at conflict-induced hunger and starvation in Yemen and Ethiopia throughout our signature occasion on March 11.”
Moreover, representatives from Kenya and Tunisia will take part in a casual “Arria formulation” assembly on gender fairness additionally co-sponsored by Eire, Mexico and the U.S.
“President Biden is fond of claiming that America – that in America, there’s no drawback we are able to’t resolve if we work collectively, and I do know for a proven fact that that’s true,” the ambassador mentioned. “I additionally know, from my many years as a U.S. diplomat, on 4 continents throughout the globe, that the identical is true when nations work in live performance towards prosperity, safety, and peace.”
Biden appointed Thomas-Greenfield to the position upon taking workplace in January and she or he was sworn in final week. She beforehand served because the Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs throughout the Obama administration, served because the U.S. ambassador to Liberia, and held diplomatic posts in Kenya, The Gambia and Nigeria, amongst others.