The U.S. Mission’s 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 positions to the public through traditional and social media as well as robust public outreach events both domestically and overseas in conjunction with the Permanent Representative’s travel.
The Press Section maintains relationships with major national, local, and international media, including the UN press corps, and advises the Permanent 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 the U.S. positions on multilateral issues. Working with the academic community, the section arranges for public events and speaking engagements for the Permanent Representative to highlight U.S. foreign policy accomplishments for students, educators, and think-tanks. The section also leverages New York’s cultural environment to arrange for engagements to inform UN audiences about the United States society and culture.