January 13, 2021 9:53 AM | With information from EFE
15 minutes. The president-elect of the United States (USA), Joe Biden, announced that the former US ambassador to the UN, Samantha Power, is his candidate to head the US agency for International Development (USAID).
Power represents “a leading voice” in favor of American cooperation in the world “. This is indicated in the statement released by Biden’s transition office.
The future head of the USAID “unite the international community and work with our allies to address the greatest challenges of our time, including COVID-19, climate change, global poverty and democratic regression, “adds the note sent by Biden’s team.
According to Biden himself, Power “is a world-renowned voice of conscience and moral clarity“He has experience and perspective, qualities that he believes will be” essential “as the country reaffirms its role as a leader in the world arena.
The vice-president-elect, Kamala harris, who stressed that one of the most pressing challenges facing the US is to “restore and strengthen” its leadership as a country that defends democracy, human rights and the dignity of all people.
To carry out that work, Few Americans are as prepared as Biden’s USAID nominee, Harris added..
Samantha Power worked for the Barak Obama Administration as a permanent US representative to the United Nations. Previously, served on the staff of the National Security Council as special adviser to the president. She was also Senior Director for Multilateral Affairs and Human Rights.
Of Irish origin and Bachelor of Arts Through Yale University, Power began his career as a Bosnian war correspondent. Prior to her government service, she was the founding executive director of the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy. This belongs to the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.