Statement by Timothy E. Wirth, President of the UN Foundation, Regarding the Appointment of John Bolton as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations

Washington, D.C.

August 1, 2005


Megan Rabbitt

Senator Timothy E. Wirth, President of the United Nations Foundation, issued the following statement today regarding the appointment of John Bolton as the U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations:

“We look forward to working with Ambassador Bolton to strengthen America’s relationship with the United Nations. He assumes this post at one of the most pivotal and important times in the institution’s history. There is tremendous momentum for UN reform, both in the U.S. and within the organization itself. In the weeks leading up to the 2005 World Summit in September, it will be critical for Ambassador Bolton to continue the priorities for UN reform that Secretary Rice and Under-Secretary Burns have set to help the UN become more effective and capable of addressing 21st Century challenges.”


The UN Foundation was created in 1998 with businessman and philanthropist Ted Turner’s historic $1 billion gift to support United Nations’ causes. The UN Foundation promotes a more peaceful, prosperous, and just world through the support of the UN. Through its grant making and by building new and innovative public-private partnerships, the UN Foundation acts to meet the most pressing health, humanitarian, socioeconomic, and environmental challenges of the 21st century. (