New York - The Department of State is pleased to announce the U.S. Delegation attending the 60th Session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), held March 14–24, 2016, at UN Headquarters in New York.

  • Ambassador Samantha Power, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Co-Head of Delegation
  • Ambassador Catherine Russell, Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues, U.S. Department of State, Co-Head of Delegation
  • Ambassador Sarah Mendelson, S. Permanent Representative to the Economic and Social Council, Deputy Head of Delegation
  • Sarah Sewall, Under Secretary for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights, U.S. Department of State
  • Kathy Greenlee, Assistant Secretary for Aging and Administrator of the Administration for Community Living, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • Lawrence S. Roberts, Acting Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs, U.S. Department of the Interior
  • Arsalan Suleman, Acting Special Envoy to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, U.S. Department of State
  • Susan Markham, Senior Coordinator for Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment, USAID
  • Caroline Bettinger-López, White House Advisor on Violence Against Women, Office of the Vice President

They are accompanied by the following eight Public Delegates:

  • Nina Besser, Program Officer, International Women’s Health Coalition
  • Catherine Harrington, Campaign Manager, Equal Nationality Rights Campaign
  • Umamah Masum, Global Kids Youth Leader, Global Kids, Inc.
  • Donya Nasser, U.S. Youth Observer to the UN
  • Pamela Reeves, Senior Advisor for Gender Strategy, Executive Office of Melinda Gates
  • Donald Steinberg, President, World Learning, Inc.
  • Michelle Sullivan, President, Caterpillar Foundation
  • Lyric Thompson, Senior Policy Manager, International Center for Research on Women

Other members of the U.S. Delegation include technical experts from the Department of State, including the U.S. Mission to the United Nations and several bureaus and offices; USAID; the Department of Health and Human Services; the Department of the Interior; the Department of Justice; the Department of Labor; the Millennium Challenge Corporation; as well as officials from the White House.

The theme of this year’s session will be the connection between women’s empowerment and sustainable development. The session will also review the progress made on preventing and responding to violence against women in recent years.