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Published:April 4th, 2007 08:55 EST
U.S. Welcomes High-Level Appointments of Two Americans to Leadership Positions at the United Nations

U.S. Welcomes High-Level Appointments of Two Americans to Leadership Positions at the United Nations

By SOP newswire

The United States is pleased that International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Secretary General Taieb Cherif has announced the appointment of Nancy J. Graham as the new Director of the Air Navigation Bureau.

Ms. Graham is an extraordinarily well-qualified candidate who will serve the Secretary General and the global community in promoting a safe and efficient international civil aviation system.

Ms. Graham was previously Regional Director, Asia Pacific, in the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), after an assignment as FAA's International Technical Program Manager in the Europe, Middle East and African FAA Regional Office based in Brussels, Belgium.

The United States also is pleased that Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Director Mirta Roses Periago has announced the appointment of Dr. Cristina V. Beato as the organization's new Deputy Director. Dr. Beato is an extraordinarily well-qualified candidate, who will serve the countries of the Americas in improving their health and living standards.

Dr. Beato previously was Acting Assistant Secretary for Health at the U.S. Department of Heath and Human Services. She also served on the faculty and staff at University of New Mexico School of Medicine.

Source:DoS