Ahead of its annual General Assembly, the United Nations faces some of the biggest challenges to its mission yet. The war in Ukraine poses the largest threat to Europe’s peace and security since the end of the Cold War, a food crisis looms, and energy insecurity runs rampant around the globe. How can U.S. leadership help solve these issues? What are Washington’s foreign-policy priorities for the U.N. meetings? And how has U.S. diplomacy changed over the course of this turbulent decade? Linda Thomas-Greenfield, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, joined Ravi Agrawal on FP Live for an interview to answer these questions along with many others.
U.S. Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield on her agenda for the 77th U.N. General Assembly.
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U.S. ambassador to the United Nations
Linda Thomas-Greenfield is a seasoned diplomat, having served as ambassador to Liberia and in several other diplomatic postings around the globe. She retired from the U.S. Foreign Service in 2017 after a 35-year career, and then she returned to serve in her current role in U.S. President Joe Biden’s administration. She served as the assistant secretary of state for African affairs under the Obama administration from 2013 to 2017.
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