|AJC Welcomes Confirmation of Samantha Power as UN Ambassador|
August 2, 2013 – New York – AJC welcomes Samantha Power as U.S. ambassador to
the UN. Her appointment by President Obama was confirmed by the U.S. Senate by
a vote of 87 to 10.
“The UN post is critically important for U.S. foreign policy, and we look
forward to working closely with Ambassador Power, as we have with her
predecessors, on issues of concern to our country and the American Jewish
community,” said AJC Executive Director David Harris.
“She brings impressive qualifications to
the job, and represents a strong and principled voice on America’s global role.
We especially count on her leadership when the UN falls short of its own noble
ideals, as too often has been the case.”
AJC, the global Jewish advocacy organization, has been intimately involved with
the UN from its establishment in San Francisco in 1945. AJC leaders have served
as U.S. ambassadors to the UN in New York and Geneva, and on various UN human
rights bodies. Several UN secretarys-general have addressed AJC gatherings,
including Kofi Annan at the AJC Global Forum in 2006 and Ban Ki-moon, via
video, in 2013.