Obama formally nominates Lake to head UNICEF
Colum Lynch over at The Cable’s sister site Turtle Bay has a story stating that the UN Ambassador Susan Rice has put forth Clinton-era National Security Advisor and Obama campaign advisor Tony Lake to be named the next head of UNICEF. That confirms our report last month that the Obama administration is supporting Lake for ...
Colum Lynch over at The Cable’s sister site Turtle Bay has a story stating that the UN Ambassador Susan Rice has put forth Clinton-era National Security Advisor and Obama campaign advisor Tony Lake to be named the next head of UNICEF.
That confirms our report last month that the Obama administration is supporting Lake for the job. This is from Colum’s post:
In a letter to key U.N. ambassadors, Rice said "the United States has nominated Anthony Lake to be considered for appointment as the next Executive Director of UNICEF." She said Lake, 70, has a "longstanding commitment to UNICEF" and that he served on the board of the agency’s U.S. branch for nine years.
Rice highlighted Lake’s experience as U.S. national security advisor in President Bill Clinton’s cabinet, where he shaped U.S. peace strategies in the Balkans and Northern Ireland. She also played up his experience in various panels and institutes, including the Marshall Legacy Institute, where he advanced the cause of poor people, including children, in Africa.
"Tony’s work with UNICEF builds on a lifetime commitment to advancing children’s rights, protection, welfare, development and education," she said.
Read the whole thing here.
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