Rosemary DiCarlo

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Rosemary DiCarlo
Rosemary DiCarlo official portrait.jpg
United States Ambassador to the United Nations
Acting
In office
June 30, 2013 – August 5, 2013
PresidentBarack Obama
Preceded bySusan Rice
Succeeded bySamantha Power
United States Deputy Representative to the United Nations
In office
July 8, 2010 – 2014
PresidentBarack Obama
Preceded byAlejandro D. Wolff
Succeeded byMichele J. Sison
Personal details
Born1947 (age 70–71)
Spouse(s)Thomas Graham
EducationBrown University (BA, MA, PhD)

Rosemary Anne DiCarlo (born 1947) is an American diplomat who served as acting United States Ambassador to the United Nations[1] following the resignation of Susan Rice to become the National Security Advisor.

Early life and ecucation[edit]

DiCarlo graduated from Brown University with a B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. in comparative literature, as well as Slavic languages and literature. She speaks French and Russian.[2]

Career[edit]

Before joining the United States Foreign Service, DiCarlo was a member of the Secretariat of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).[3]

DiCarlo later became a career member of the foreign service and has held overseas assignments in U.S. Embassies in Moscow and Oslo. As Director for Democratic Initiatives for the New Independent States, she oversaw an initiative to promote democratization in the former Soviet republics. She also held the position of U.S. Coordinator for the Stability Pact for South Eastern Europe at the Department of State.[4] On October 5, 2006, she attended the opening of the United States Embassy to Montenegro in Podgorica.

Following her appointment by President Barack Obama in 2010, DiCarlo served as Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations with the rank and status of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary from 2011 until 2014. In that capacity, she represented the United States at the Security Council, General Assembly and other United Nations bodies. In July 2013, she served as President of the UN Security Council.

Following her career in government, DiCarlo served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of the nonprofit National Committee on American Foreign Policy. She took up this role in August 2015.[5] In addition, she was a senior fellow and lecturer at Yale University’s Jackson Institute for Global Affairs,[6] where she taught “Multilateral Institutions in the 21st Century,” a class offered to Yale graduate students.[7]

On March 28, 2018 DiCarlo was named Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs of the United Nations by Secretary-General António Guterres,[8] succeeding Jeffrey Feltman.[9] She is the first woman to hold that post.[10]

Other activities[edit]

Recognition[edit]

DiCarlo is a recipient of the U.S. Presidential Meritorious Service Award and the Department of State’s Sustained Superior Achievement, Superior Honor and Meritorious Awards. She was awarded the Presidential Medal of Merits from the President of the Republic of Kosovo and the Presidential Medal of the Order of Skanderbeg from the President of the Republic of Albania. She received an honorary doctorate from the University “Haxhi Zeka” in Peja, Kosovo.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "United States Mission to the United Nations". United States State Department. Archived from the original on July 13, 2013. Retrieved July 11, 2013.
  2. ^ Secretary-General Appoints Rosemary A. DiCarlo of United States as Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs United Nations, press release of March 28, 2018.
  3. ^ Rosemary DiCarlo Yale University, Jackson Institute for Global Affairs.
  4. ^ Rosemary DiCarlo Yale University, Jackson Institute for Global Affairs.
  5. ^ "Leadership - NCAFP | National Committee on American Foreign Policy". Retrieved 2016-07-21.
  6. ^ Ex-US diplomat Rosemary DiCarlo gets top UN political post Seattle Times, March 28, 2018.
  7. ^ Niki Anderson and Lorenzo Arvanitis (March 30, 2018), DiCarlo gets top UN post Yale Daily News.
  8. ^ "Ms. Rosemary A. DiCarlo of United States - Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs". United Nations Secretariat. United Nations. 28 March 2018. Retrieved 21 August 2018.
  9. ^ Secretary-General Appoints Rosemary A. DiCarlo of United States as Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs United Nations, press release of March 28, 2018.
  10. ^ Ex-US diplomat Rosemary DiCarlo gets top UN political post Seattle Times, March 28, 2018.
  11. ^ Rosemary A. DiCarlo National Committee on American Foreign Policy.
Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Susan Rice
United States Ambassador to the United Nations
Acting

2013
Succeeded by
Samantha Power