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US lawmakers consider Obama choice for UN envoy

US lawmakers consider Obama choice for UN envoy

President-elect Barack Obama's choice to be U.S. envoy to the United Nations says she will work to strengthen the flawed but crucial world body so that it can better meet international challenges.
Susan Rice said Thursday at her Senate confirmation hearing that she realizes that many Americans are deeply frustrated by the organization. But she says that the United States must ensure that the U.N. becomes a better forum to support peace and democracy and strengthen human rights.
U.S. critics have called for changes at the U.N. and have leveled charges of corruption and mismanagement.
Rice is a foreign policy expert who served previously as an assistant secretary of state for Africa and worked for the U.S. National Security Council. She is expected to be confirmed.


Updated : 2021-06-24 11:56 GMT+08:00