United States Mission to the United Nations
Office of Press and Public Diplomacy
For Immediate Release
March 14, 2022
Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield, U.S. Representative to the United Nations, to serve as U.S. Head of Delegation to the 66th Session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women
The United States Mission to the United Nations today announced the U.S. delegation to the 66th Session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), to be held March 14 through 25, 2022 in a hybrid format at United Nations Headquarters in New York, with side events hosted virtually. The priority theme of CSW66 is, “Achieving Gender Equality and the Empowerment of All Women and Girls in the Context of Climate Change, Environment and Disaster Risk Reduction Policies and Programs.” The review theme is “Women’s Economic Empowerment in the Changing World of Work.” The role of women in the global COVID-19 response and recovery efforts will also be featured.
U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield will serve as Head of Delegation and will deliver the national statement on behalf of the United States at the General Discussion on March 16, during CSW high-level week.
Ambassador Lisa Carty, Representative of the United States to the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations, will serve as the Alternate Representative.
The two USUN officials will be accompanied by Jennifer Klein, Director of the White House Gender Policy Council, and senior government advisers from the Department of State –Michele Sison, Assistant Secretary for International Organization Affairs, and Katrina Fotovat, Senior Official in the Secretary’s Office of Global Women’s Issues. The Permanent U.S. Delegation also coordinates closely with a range of experts across the U.S. government to advance this year’s priority theme.
These officials will also be accompanied by five non-government advisers:
- Eleanor Blomstrom, Senior Manager for Policy and Advocacy at Women Deliver
- Dr. Padmini Murthy, Professor and Global Health Director at New York Medical College School of Health Sciences and Practice
- Jacqueline Patterson, Founder and Executive Director of the Chisholm Legacy Project: A Resource Hub for Black Frontline Climate Justice Leadership
- Marcie Roth, Executive Director and CEO of the World Institute on Disability
- Alexandria Villaseñor, a 16-year-old climate justice activist and the founder and executive director of EarthUprising.org
The annual two-week session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women is the most important annual meeting on women’s issues at the United Nations. Representatives of the Commission’s 45 member governments convene annually to discuss ways to improve women’s lives at the conference, which also features the active participation of civil society representatives from around the world.
For more information, visit: CSW66 (2022) | Commission on the Status of Women | UN Women – Headquarters