Ambassador Nikki R. Haley is the United States Permanent Representative to the United Nations. She serves as a member of President Donald Trump's Cabinet and National Security Council. At the United Nations, Ambassador Haley is making sure the American people see value for their investment; advocating for reforms that make the organization more efficient, transparent, and accountable. Those reforms include comprehensive reviews of United Nations' peacekeeping missions-- negotiating over half a billion dollars in savings and renewing them on a mission by mission basis to ensure more effective and targeted operations, while at the same time preserving and maintaining the integrity of peacekeeping forces around the world, whose job it is to protect civilians in conflict.
On the United Nations Security Council, Ambassador Haley is working to defend Americans' interests and keep our country safe. She spearheaded negotiations for the unanimous passage of the strongest sets of sanctions ever placed on North Korea -- cutting off the regime's exports by 90 percent, and its access to oil by 30 percent.
Ambassador Haley is a champion for human rights. During her Security Council presidency in April, 2017, she hosted the first ever session devoted solely to the subject. Her first overseas trip as Ambassador was to visit camps for Syrian refugees in Jordan and Turkey. And she is challenging human rights violators across the globe.
Prior to becoming the twenty-ninth U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Haley was elected in 2010 as the first female and first minority Governor of South Carolina. She was reelected in 2014, where she served until she was appointed to the President's cabinet in November of 2016.