Nominee for Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs and Member of the Board of Directors of the African Development Foundation

Molly Phee

Nominee for Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs and Member of the Board of Directors of the African Development Foundation

Oversees Department of State activities in Africa.

Molly Phee is President Biden’s nominee for Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, as well as to be a member of the Board of Directors of the African Development Foundation.

Ms. Phee currently serves as the Principal Deputy Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation. She has previously served as Ambassador to South Sudan, as Acting Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs, and as Deputy Security Council Coordinator at the U.S. Mission to the United Nations.

 Past statements on development, diplomacy, and U.S. global leadership:

On U.S. Global Leadership: Delivering a keynote speech on humanitarian assistance in South Sudan, Phee said, “The United States have long been the most generous country in the world in terms of humanitarian assistance, and in particular have long been generous to the people of South Sudan and remain the largest donor. I think that’s important to emphasize because we need to ask difficult questions about the role of the United States in this conflict, the role of assistance in this conflict, and is there a way we can adjust the way we provide humanitarian assistance that means we’re more effective in helping the civilians?” (source)