American diplomat Rosemary DiCarlo become the first woman to head UN political affairs. DiCarlo also served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of state for European and Eurasian affairs and director for United Nations.
She will replace Jeffrey Feltman, another American who held the post of under-secretary-general for political affairs since 2012.
- She is a former deputy US ambassador to the United Nation with more than 35 years of experience in public service and academia. She also served as deputy assistant secretary of state for European and Eurasian affairs and director for United Nations affairs at the national security council in Washington.
- DiCarlo has been president of the National Committee on American Foreign Policy since 2015. Her areas of expertise include Russia and the former Soviet Union as well as the Middle East. DiCarlo speaks Russian and French.