South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley will soon be taking over the role of U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. U.S. President-elect Donald Trump made the announcement last week, just before Thanksgiving.
Haley’s appointment means a woman will continue to lead U.S. diplomacy at the United Nations, which has been the case since 2009, when Susan Rice held the position, followed by Samantha Power in 2013. Prior, the position has for the most part been held by men, with the exception of Madeleine Albright who served from 1993 to 1997, and Jeane Kirkpatrick from 1981 to 1985. Anne Patterson served as acting U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. in 2005.