A job opening in the State Department’s Bureau of International Organization Affairs has just been posted.
This would be an ideal spot to watch what the US Mission to the UN is doing and particularly the US Ambassador to the UN, John Bolton.
The announcement reads:
The men and women of the US Department of State with their skills, character and commitment to public service, are the backbone of America’s diplomacy. Civil Service employees support the foreign policy mission from offices in Washington, DC and across the nation. Join us in helping to shape a freer, more secure and prosperous world as we formulate, represent and implement US foreign policy. Choose from hundreds of career possibilities — there’s something for everyone!
This position is located in the Bureau of International Organization Affairs, Office of UN Political Affairs, which is responsible for developing and coodinating DOS and USG positions on major political issues dealt with at the United Nations, in particular within the Security Council. The Office provides guidance to USUN, and occasionally to US Mission Geneva, on U.S. positions regarding major political issues; maintains close ties with other appropriate DOS bureaus and offices, as well as with the USG interagency community as appropriate, to develop and consider options for advancing U.S. policy at the United Nations.
Here is the full announcement.
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