Congresswoman Barbara Lee to be Representative to United Nations
President Obama announced his nomination of Congresswoman Barbara Lee to be a Representative of the United States to the Sixty-eighth Session of the General Assembly of the United Nations. Congresswoman Lee will continue to represent the 13th Congressional District of California while she assumes the duties of a Representative to the United Nations:
“I am deeply honored by this nomination to be a Representative of the United States to the Sixty-eighth Session of the General Assembly of the United Nations, and I am looking forward to representing my Congressional colleagues at the United Nations. I’d also like to extend my thanks to President Obama, Speaker Boehner, and Leader Pelosi for their support.
“The United Nations is a critical body in our global community, and is essential to our shared future. This nomination comes at a time when tensions in our world are at a fever-pitch, and I believe now more than ever that the United States must fully engage the United Nations and the international community to ensure a safer and more peaceful world.
“It will be my goal as a Representative to the U.N. to help foster stronger ties, deeper bonds, and increase our commitment to the vision of the United Nations: a better world for all.”