Biden picks Samantha Power, former UN envoy, for US aid post


President-elect Joe Biden introduced Wednesday that he has picked Samantha Power, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations underneath President Barack Obama, to run the company overseeing American international humanitarian and growth aid.

If confirmed by the Senate, Power will head the U.S. Agency for International Development, which has an annual finances of about $20 billion. Biden additionally introduced that he’s elevating the place to the National Security Council throughout the White House, a sign that he’ll prioritize outreach to different nations.

Biden has mentioned that USAID will coordinate America’s work to steer a worldwide response to fight the coronavirus and assist probably the most weak nations.

He known as Power “a world-renowned voice of conscience and moral clarity.”

Power served as U.N. ambassador from 2013 to 2017. She received a Pulitzer Prize in 2003 for her e book “A Problem from Hell: America and the Age of Genocide,” concerning the U.S. international coverage response to genocide.


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