The Committee of Religious NGOs at the UN and
The Committee on Freedom of Religion and Belief
co-hosted a conversation with
Suzan Johnson Cook
U.S. Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom
At the Mission of the United States to the United Nations
Amb. Suzan Johnson Cook presented an update of her first year in office, including travel to meet with her counterparts in many countries of the world. She then took questions from the NGOs gathered, who represented a wide range of religions and cultures.
This was a historic occasion, since the U.S. Mission had not previously hosted a meeting of any NGO committees.
Our first conversation with Amb. Johnson Cook was held last year, on September 20, 2011 at the Baha’i UN office.
Amb. Johnson Cook and her colleague, Nasreen I. Badat, answered questions and listened with interest to RNGO concerns regarding the role of her office, which is under the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, in encouraging religious freedom across the globe.
Information may be found at the Office of International Religious Freedom at www.state.gov/g/drl/irf.
Amb. Johnson Cook can be found on Facebook at www.facebook.com/RFAmbassador.