NEW YORK, USA - Sep 20, 2016: UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon at the opening of the 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York - Image [Shutterstock]

Under Secretary for Political Affairs

Our Mission

The Under Secretary for Political Affairs serves as the day-to-day manager of overall regional and bilateral policy issues, and oversees the bureaus for Africa, East Asia and the Pacific, Europe and Eurasia, the Near East, South and Central Asia, the Western Hemisphere, and International Organizations.

U.S. Department of State

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