Ambassador to U.N.

Chief Diplomatic Post below Secretary of State.

The United States has an ambassador to every nation the U.S. recognizes, all who work within the State Department. There are also a handful of ambassadors that serve as liaisons to entire regions, or on certain topics, like climate change or international trade. Since the founding of the United Nations, the U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. has been seen, unofficially, as the third most important diplomat (below president and secretary of state). Link to the U.N. ambassador’s biography and answer the questions below.


Questions for Understanding:

1. Who is the current U.N. ambassador, and how does the ambassador to the United Nations get their job?

2. What diplomatic experiences does the ambassador have?

3. What do you suppose is a chief concern of the ambassador?