Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield will address the August 2 digital media briefing via Zoom from the United States

Former US Ambassador to Liberia and now US Representative to the United Nations, Linda Thomas-Greenfield is expected on August 2 for a digital press briefing via zoom.

According to a press release issued by the United States Embassy near Monrovia, digital press briefing with U.S. Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield. Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield will discuss her upcoming trip to Ghana and Uganda as well as US efforts to address the global food security crisis. Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield will be the keynote speaker with details below:

Date: Tuesday, August 2, 2022

Time: 4:30 p.m. Johannesburg | 2:30 p.m. GMT | 10:30 Washington D.C.

Language: English.

Basic rules: The briefing will be recorded.

Login information: To be provided by RSVP.

RSVP: Please RSVP by clicking here

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Background: Please see the media note linked here.

BIOGRAPHY:

Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield

was nominated by President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. to be the Representative of the United States of America to the United Nations as well as the Representative of the United States of America to the United Nations Security Council on January 20, 2021 She was confirmed by the United States Senate on February 23, 2021 and sworn in on February 24, 2021 by the Vice President of the United States of America.

Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield, a career diplomat, returned to public service after retiring from a 35-year career in the U.S. Foreign Service in 2017. From 2013 to 2017, she served as Assistant Secretary of State in African Affairs, where she headed the office focused on the development and management of U.S. policy toward sub-Saharan Africa. Prior to this appointment, she served as General Manager of the Foreign Service and Director of Human Resources (2012-2013), leading a team in charge of the State Department’s 70,000 employees.

Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield’s distinguished career in the Foreign Service includes serving as Ambassador to Liberia (2008-2012) and postings in Switzerland (at the United States Mission to the United Nations, Geneva), Pakistan , Kenya, Gambia, Nigeria and Jamaica. In Washington, she served as Deputy Principal Assistant Secretary of the Bureau of African Affairs (2006-2008) and Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration (2004-2006).

LOGISTICS:

  • Participants must log in to join the conference 10 minutes early.
  • Entrants will be asked to enter their name, press affiliation and place of residence.
  • The speaker will make brief introductory remarks, then the moderator will open the floor to questions.
  • Participants will be prompted to type their questions or let the moderator know in chat that they want to ask a live question. Journalists can also submit written questions in advance when registering on Eventbrite or by emailing [email protected]
  • If you encounter technical difficulties during the briefing, you can email [email protected] to alert the moderator of any issues.

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