THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES PETER BURLEIGH AS DEPUTY REPRESENTATIVE OF THE U.S. TO THE UNITED NATIONS WITH RANK OF AMBASSADOR
President Clinton today announced his intent to nominate Ambassador Peter Burleigh as Deputy Representative of the United States to the United Nations with the rank of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary.
Peter Burleigh, of Los Angeles, California, served as Ambassador to the Democratic and Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka and to the Republic of Maldives. Prior to this, he held several positions at the State Department including Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Personnel; Coordinator of the Office of Counter-terrorism; Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Intelligence and Research; Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs; and Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Katmandu, Nepal. Ambassador Burleigh earned a B.A. from Colgate University in 1963.
In his capacity as Deputy Representative of the United States to the United Nations, Ambassador Burleigh will serve as the Deputy to the Representative, including representing the United States in the Security Council and other major United Nations bodies, heading the United States delegations to international meetings in New York and dealing directly with the Secretary-General and other ranking United Nations officials.