Dr. Esther Brimmer serves as Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs.
I’m delighted to return to the Department of State and to join the team working to advance American interests through the United Nations system, the Bureau of International Organization Affairs. This is my first week on the job, and I’ve been quite busy getting acquainted or reacquainted with the men and women of the Department. I’m looking forward to my new role helping this administration restore the position of the United States in world affairs and address the transnational challenges currently facing the world today. I’ve been interested in the UN since I was a student. In college, I led a delegation to the Model United Nations of the Far West. I learned much about the collective power of mutual respect, vision, humility and most of all, hard work, in multilateral affairs. Then, and now, these are the values I hope to bring to the bureau and the Department as I work in the administration over the next four years, toward addressing the world’s major challenges through the United Nations system. Thank you.
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