United States Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues

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Ambassador-at-Large of the United States for Global Women's Issues
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Incumbent
Catherine M. Russell

since May 8, 2013
Nominator Barack Obama
Inaugural holder Melanne Verveer
Formation 2009
Website U.S. Office - GWI

The Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues is the ambassador-at-large who heads the Office on Global Women's Issues in the United States Department of State. This ambassador-at-large also has the rank of Assistant Secretary.[1][2]

The position was created by the Barack Obama administration in 2009.[3] The first ambassador-at-large was Melanne Verveer,[3] who served from April 6, 2009 until replaced by Catherine M. Russell on May 8, 2013.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Assistant Secretaries and Equivalent Rank". January 20, 2009. Retrieved November 15, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Department Organization Chart". March 2014. Retrieved November 15, 2015. 
  3. ^ a b Rhee, Foon. Boston.com. Obama nominates ambassador for women's issues March 6, 2009. Accessed March 8, 2009.
  4. ^ State Dept. official biography of Catherine M. Russell [1] Accessed September 24, 2013.

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