Biden intends to appoint Samantha Power as head of the U.S. Agency for International Development
Ambassador Samantha Power on US foreign policy in 2020
During the presidency of Barack Obama, Power was the US representative to the UN
US President-elect Joe Biden on Wednesday nominated former US Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power as head of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), highlighting her experience in resolving global crises..
«Power… will cooperate with our partners in the fight against the main challenges of our time – including COVID-19, climate change, global poverty and democratic retreat», – noted in a statement by Biden’s transition team.
«A crisis-tested statesman and diplomat, Ambassador Power is a leader in helping to consolidate the world towards resolving long-term conflicts, responding to humanitarian emergencies, protecting human dignity and strengthening the rule of law and democracy», – stated further in document.
From 2013 to 2017, Samantha Power was the US ambassador to the UN in the Barack Obama administration, in which Joe Biden served as vice president..
A journalist by profession, Power was part of the White House national security team from 2009 to 2013. For the book «Trouble from hell» (dedicated to ethnic cleansing – G.A.) she was awarded the Pulitzer Prize.