U.S. President Barack Obama has announced creation of a new foreign policy position focusing on global women's issues.
president Friday nominated Melanne Verveer to the post of
ambassador-at-large for international women's issues. She will work at
the State Department under Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
The White House says the new position reflects the importance of global women's issues to the Obama administration.
previously worked as chief of staff for Clinton when she was first
lady, and also worked as an aide in the White House for former
President Bill Clinton.
Verveer is also the co-founder and chair
of Vital Voices Global Partnership. The White House describes the
group as an international non-profit that invests in emerging women
Some information for this report was provided by AP.