Goli Ameri Nominated By President Bush as U.S. Representative to 60th Session of the UN General Assembly
Goli Ameri was nominated in November by President George W. Bush as a U.S. Representative to the 60th Session of the United Nations General Assembly. The General Assembly meets in regular session during the months of September through December in New York. Pending her confirmation by the Senate, Ms. Ameri is serving as a Senior Advisor to the U.S. Mission to the UN.
"Goli's professionalism and advice have been invaluable to me," said U.S. Ambassador John R. Bolton, head of the American delegation. "Being an immigrant from Iran, she not only brings diversity of thought to her position, but also a deep appreciation for American values and principles." Past U.S. Public Delegates to the UN General Assembly include author William F. Buckley and Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan.
"At the High-Level Meeting preceding this Session of the General Assembly, the leaders of the world committed themselves to reforming and strengthening the United Nations. Under Ambassador Bolton's leadership, the U.S. delegation is working hard to bring about such reforms as bolstering the UN Office of Internal Oversight, reviewing UN 'mandates' to eliminate expenditures on programs that are no longer needed, and creating the Human Rights Council," said Ms. Ameri. Ms. Ameri spent two days in the latter part of November discussing UN Reform with a variety of groups in Manila, the Philippines.
This is the second time Ms. Ameri has been appointed by President George W. Bush to represent the United States. She was nominated as a Public Delegate to the 61st session of the United Nations Commission on Human Rights, held from March 14 to April 23, 2005, in Geneva, Switzerland, where she served with Ambassador and former Senator Rudy Boschwitz and Ambassador Kevin Moley.
"As both President Bush and Secretary General Kofi Annan have indicated, the Human Rights Commission is a discredited organization. I saw that first-hand in Geneva. We are working hard on the creation of the new Human Rights Council that can deal effectively with grave human rights violations as well as providing technical assistance and capacity building to countries seeking to improve their human rights infrastructures."
Due to her extensive background in the field of high technology, Ms. Ameri has been responsible for the Internet Governance portfolio at the USUN prior to the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), which was held in Tunisia November 16-18, 2005. "We are delighted that delegates decided to maintain the current Internet Governance structure, rejecting proposals for creating a new international body to oversee and regulate the Internet," she noted. Prior to her public service activities, Ms. Ameri founded eTinium, a small consulting and market research firm specializing in the telecommunications industry.