Public Affairs Section

The Press and Public Affairs Section is responsible for managing strategic communications and public outreach for the Mission and its leadership. The section conveys U.S. foreign policy to the public through traditional and social media, and through public outreach events both domestically and overseas in conjunction with the U.S. Representative’s travel.

The Press Section maintains relationships with major international, national, and local media, including the UN press corps, and advises the U.S. Representative and other senior Mission officials on media engagements. The section manages a comprehensive suite of social media platforms for the Mission.

In the Public Diplomacy space, the section also maintains contacts with a number of international non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and advocacy organizations to ensure the NGO community understands U.S. positions on multilateral issues. Working with the academic community, the section arranges public events and speaking engagements for the U.S. Representative and USUN officials to highlight U.S. foreign policy accomplishments for students, educators, and think tanks. The section also leverages New York’s cultural environment to arrange engagements that inform UN audiences about United States society and culture.

Schedule a Briefing

Public Briefings

The U.S. Mission to the United Nations (USUN) provides briefings to students, civil society, NGOs, and other groups who wish to learn more about the U.S. Mission and our work with the United Nations. To request a briefing, please fill out the form “Contact Us” and include a description of the group, topics of interest, and the preferred date and time.