The United States Senate confirms Thomas-Greenfield as UN ambassador after the Trump era.
Thomas-Greenfield was confirmed by a vote of 78-20 as President Joe Biden’s nominee to represent the US at the UN. A second vote designating her to represent the US in meetings of the UN General Assembly was scheduled for Tuesday afternoon after clearing a procedural vote 77-20.
A career foreign service officer, Thomas-Greenfield was assistant secretary of state for African affairs from 2013 to 2017 during the Obama administration.
President Biden is re-emphasising US diplomacy and multilateralism in international affairs after former President Donald Trump had pursued an “America First” policy.
Thomas-Greenfield takes her post at the UN after four years of poor relations between the UN and the US during the Trump presidency.
Reversing unilateral moves by Trump, the US under Biden has rejoined the UN Paris Agreement on climate change, the UN Human Rights Council, and the UN’s World Health Organization (WHO). Here