Elizabeth M. Cousens has been appointed as the Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the United Nations Foundation. Cousens currently serves as the US Representative to the United Nations Economic and Social Council and Alternate Representative to the United Nations. '
“Ambassador Cousens will help bring our work at the Foundation to a new level of global reach and focus as we support the efforts of the UN on the defining issues of our time,” said Kathy Calvin, President and CEO of the UN Foundation. “The work of the UN is more important today than ever before, and with Ambassador Cousens as part of the Foundation leadership team, we can build that support in ways that rise to that challenge.”
Cousens studied for a D.Phil at Oxford University, and holds a BA from the University of Puget Sound.