United States Mission to the United Nations
Office of Press and Public Diplomacy
For Immediate Release
September 28, 2023
Statement by Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield on the President’s Advisory Council on African Diaspora Engagement in the United States
“I welcome President Biden’s announcement of the inaugural members of the President’s Advisory Council on African Diaspora Engagement in the United States, which will work to advance equity for the African Diaspora in the U.S. and around the world,” said Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations. “The African Diaspora in the United States encompasses African Americans – including descendants of enslaved Africans – and millions of immigrants from Africa and the Caribbean who have close familial, social, and economic connections to the African continent.”
“The members of this group represent the diversity of the African Diaspora from African American communities around the United States and African immigrant communities across the continent and the Caribbean,” the Ambassador continued. “These include individuals who have distinguished themselves in government, sports, creative industries, business, academia, social work, and faith-based activities.”
Click here to learn more about the inaugural members of the President’s Advisory Council on African Diaspora Engagement in the United States.