Senior White House official Catherine Russell appointed new UNICEF chief.

UN Secretary‑General António Guterres announced on Friday (10th), that Catherine Russell of the United States will become the next Executive Director of the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF).

She will succeed Henrietta Fore, who said she was “delighted to hand over to someone with her knowledge, experience, and deep care for children and women”.

Ms. Russell is currently Assistant to the President, and Director of the White House Office of Presidential Personnel.

From 2013 to 2017, she served as Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues at the US State Department. There, she integrated women’s issues across all elements of US foreign policy and was the principal architect of the ground-breaking “US Global Strategy to Empower Adolescent Girls”.

Before that, Ms. Russell served as Deputy Assistant to President Obama, Senior Adviser on International Women’s Issues on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Associate Deputy Attorney General at the Department of Justice, and Staff Director of the Senate Judiciary Committee.

She also taught at the Harvard Kennedy School as an Institute of Politics Fellow.

Previously, she served as the board co-chair of the Women’s Foreign Policy Group, as a board member of Women for Women International, as a member of the Sesame Street Advisory Board, the non-profit organization KIVA advisory council, and the Thomson Reuters Foundation’s Trust Women initiative.

Source: https://news.un.org


No comments:

Post a Comment




Popular Posts

Blog Archive

Recent Posts