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BWC and UNA-USA Urge Congress and the Administration to Expedite Confirmation of Critical Diplomatic Posts


On November 12, the Better World Campaign and UNA-USA sent a letter to Congress and the Biden Administration asking that they continue to work to expedite Senate confirmation of nominees for critical diplomatic posts dealing with America’s relationship with international organizations.

The nominees include: Amb. Michele Sison to be Asst. Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs; Bathsheba Crocker to be U.S. Ambassador to the UN in Geneva; Chris Lu to be U.S. Ambassador to the UN for Management and Reform; Lisa Carty to be U.S. Ambassador to the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC); Chesley Sullenberger to be U.S. Ambassador to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO); and Amb. Laura Holgate to be U.S. Ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). The letter was sent to Senate Majority Leader Schumer, as well as Secretary of State Antony Blinken and National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan.

In the letter, we state that confirming these nominees is a critical step towards allowing America to fully resume its leadership role on the world stage, and we hope they will be brought up for a vote on the Senate floor as quickly as possible.

To read and download the full text of the letter, click below.