Statement by Ambassador Rosemary A. DiCarlo, Acting U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, on the Appointment of Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka as Head of UN Women

Rosemary A. DiCarlo
Charge d'Affaires United States Mission to the UN 
New York, NY
July 10, 2013


The United States welcomes the appointment of South Africa's Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka as Executive Director of UN Women. Ms. Mlambo-Ngcuka possesses a wealth of experience within both the government and NGO community, including serving as South Africa's first female Deputy President. With her record as a strong leader, and advocacy for gender equality, we are confident that Ms. Mlambo-Ngcuka will continue the critical work of elevating women's issues at the United Nations and around the world.

The United States looks forward to working with Ms. Mlambo-Ngcuka to champion the cause of women around the world and strengthen UN Women, building on the exceptional leadership of former Executive Director Michelle Bachelet and strong stewardship of Acting Head Lakshmi Puri over the last several months


PRN: 2013/113