President-elect Joe Biden picks Samantha Power, former United Nations envoy, for US aid post

Power, who served as UN ambassador from 2013 to 2017, won a Pulitzer Prize in 2003 for her book about the US foreign policy response to genocide

The Associated Press January 13, 2021 19:18:41 IST
President-elect Joe Biden picks Samantha Power, former United Nations envoy, for US aid post

File image of Samantha Power. AP

Washington: President-elect Joe Biden has selected Samantha Power, the US ambassador to the United Nations under President Barack Obama, to run the US Agency for International Development.

That's the agency that oversees US foreign humanitarian and development aid.

Biden made the announcement Wednesday and said he was elevating the position to the National Security Council in the White House.

He called Power “a world-renowned voice of conscience and moral clarity."

Power served as UN ambassador from 2013 to 2017.

She won a Pulitzer Prize in 2003 for her book “A Problem from Hell: America and the Age of Genocide,” about the US foreign policy response to genocide.

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