Kelley Eckels Currie

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Kelley Eckels Currie
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United States Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues
In office
January 14, 2020 – January 20, 2021
PresidentDonald Trump
Preceded byCatherine M. Russell
Succeeded byTBD
United States Deputy Ambassador to the United Nations
Acting
In office
February 21, 2018 – June 8, 2018
PresidentDonald Trump
LeaderNikki Haley
Preceded byMichele J. Sison
Succeeded byJonathan Cohen
United States Representative to the United Nations Economic and Social Council
In office
August 2017 – February 18, 2019
PresidentDonald Trump
Preceded bySarah E. Mendelson
Succeeded byCourtney R. Nemroff (acting)
Personal details
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Peter Currie
Children2
Education

Kelley Eckels Currie is an American lawyer and former government official who served as the Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues from 2020 to 2021. She previously served as the U.S. Representative to the United Nations Economic and Social Council[1] and as the Acting Deputy Representative of the U.S. to the U.N., after Michele Sison's departure.[2] Before assuming her role as Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues, she was a senior fellow at the Project 2049 Institute, a think tank focused on security issues and public policy in Central Asia and the Asia-Pacific region. She previously held senior public policy positions with the United States Department of State and several international and nongovernmental human rights and humanitarian organizations. Currie also served as foreign operations appropriations associate and staff director of the Congressional Human Rights Caucus for Representative John Porter.[3]

In March 2019, it was announced that President Donald Trump would nominate Currie as the United States Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues and representative of the United States on the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women.[4] This nomination was submitted in June 2019 and approved by voice vote of the U.S. Senate on December 19, 2019.[5] She joined the office in January 2020.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "PN689 — Kelley Eckels Currie — Department of State". Congress.gov. Retrieved August 4, 2017.
  2. ^ United States Department of State. "Ambassador Kelley E. Currie". Retrieved February 26, 2018.
  3. ^ "President Donald J. Trump Announces Intent to Nominate Personnel to Key Administration Posts". The White House. June 21, 2017. Archived from the original on June 22, 2017. Retrieved August 4, 2017.Public Domain This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the White House.
  4. ^ "President Donald J. Trump Announces Intent to Nominate Individual to a Key Administration Post". whitehouse.gov. March 8, 2019. Retrieved March 9, 2019 – via National Archives.Public Domain This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the White House.
  5. ^ "PN834 — Kelley Eckels Currie — Department of State". U.S. Congress. December 19, 2019. Retrieved December 20, 2019.

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