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US announces delegation to UN Commission on the Status of Women session

An American delegation led by Ambassadors Samantha Power and Catherine Russell is participating in the 58th Session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women whose focus is the “Challenges and achievements in the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals for women and girls.”

By JC Finley
Samantha Power, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, arrives at a state dinner hosted by U.S. President Barack Obama and U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama in honor of French President Francois Hollande at the White House in Washington, D.C. on February 11, 2014. (UPI/Andrew Harrer/Pool) | <a href="/News_Photos/lp/09db0eb2e009cff77f0c2f0298d6cc9d/" target="_blank">License Photo</a>
Samantha Power, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, arrives at a state dinner hosted by U.S. President Barack Obama and U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama in honor of French President Francois Hollande at the White House in Washington, D.C. on February 11, 2014. (UPI/Andrew Harrer/Pool) | License Photo

WASHINGTON, March 10 (UPI) -- The U.S. Department of State announced Monday the American delegation that is participating in the 58th Session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women.

The conference convened Monday at UN Headquarters in New York and is scheduled to conclude on March 21.

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The delegation is led by Ambassador Samantha Power, U.S. Permanent Representative to the UN, and Ambassador Catherine Russell, Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues at the State Department. Ambassador Elizabeth Cousens, U.S. Representative on the UN Economic and Social Council is serving as the delegation's deputy head.

In addition, the delegation is comprised of the following Public Delegates as well as technical experts:

-- Jimmie Briggs, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Man Up Campaign -- Caren Grown, Economist in Residence, American University -- Ambassador Betty King, former U.S. Representative to the Office of the United Nations and Other International Organizations in Geneva and former U.S. Representative to the UN Economic and Social Council -- Sharon Kotok, former advisor to the State Department -- Nora O’Connell, Associate Vice President for Public Policy and Advocacy, Save the Children

The session will focus on “Challenges and achievements in the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals for women and girls.”

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[State Department]

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