Officially In: Glyn Davies to UNVIE and IAEA

On July 10, President Obama announced his intent to nominate Glyn Davies to be United States Representative to the Vienna Office of the United Nations (UNVIE), with the rank of Ambassador and United States Representative to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), with the rank of Ambassador.

Glyn Davies, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, served until June 2009 as Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs. His prior assignments include: Acting Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor; Deputy Assistant Secretary for European Affairs; Political Director for the U.S. Presidency of the G-8, with rank of ambassador; Deputy Chief of Mission, U.S. Embassy London; Executive Secretary of the National Security Council Staff; State Department Deputy Spokesman and Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs; and Director of the State Department Operations Center.

Mr. Davies served as Deputy Political Counselor at the American Embassy in Paris and in the European Bureau’s Office of European Security and Political Affairs, working primarily on NATO nuclear and disarmament issues. He was a Special Assistant to Secretary of State George Shultz and served his first five years in the Foreign Service at the American Consulate General in Melbourne, Australia and the American Embassy in Kinshasa, Zaire (now the Congo).

Mr. Davies holds a Bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University and a Master’s degree from the National Defense University.

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If confirmed, Mr. Davies would succeed
Gregory L. Schulte of Virginia, a non-career appointee and old NSC hand who was appointed to the position in June 2005.

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