Washington, D.C. (Oct. 30, 2013) —Today’s nomination of Bathsheba (Sheba) Crocker to lead the State Department’s Bureau of International Organization Affairs (IO) is a wise choice, lauded the Better World Campaign. In a statement, executive director Peter Yeo said:
“President Obama’s nominee to advance our nation’s multilateral engagement is a woman who knows her way around the UN and recognizes its value proposition to Americans. Crocker has seen the UN’s potential to strengthen American foreign policy from every vantage point—from the private sector in her work with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to her leadership inside Turtle Bay on peace building issues.
“It is essential to have strong leaders like Crocker at the helm of IO, which—working hand-in-hand with Ambassador Power in New York—stands at the epicenter of protecting U.S. foreign policy interests on the world’s stage and furthering the UN’s vital work on behalf of peace, security, global health, and human rights. Further, IO is uniquely positioned to lead in UN specialized agencies like the World Food Program, UN Development Program, and the UN Children’s Fund—all of which contribute to a healthier, more stable world for us all.
“The Better World Campaign congratulates Sheba Crocker on her nomination, and we urge the Senate to proceed with a swift confirmation.”