U.S. Mission Geneva Celebrates Independence Day and America’s Diversity


Right to left: Ambassador Michael Punke, U.S. Ambassador to the WTO, Ambassador Betty E. King, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations in Geneva, Ambassador Eileen Chamberlain Donahoe, U.S. Ambassador the Human Rights Council, and Garold Larson, Deputy Permanent Representative to the Conference on Disarmament standing in for Ambassador Laura Kennedy who was traveling. July2, 2010.

Geneva, 06 July 2010 – The U.S. Mission to the United Nations in Geneva hosted a diplomatic reception to celebrate the 234th year of Independence on Friday, 2 July 2010. The theme of the celebrations was American Streetscapes reflecting the diversity of the American people, cuisine and culture.

“It is the diversity represented by these streets that make America the nation it is today – a beacon for immigrants who come to America to improve their lives and in the process improve America’s prowess in innovation, technology and productivity, in the creative arts and culture, and so many other fields.” said Ambassador Betty E. King, Permanent Representative of the United States Mission to the United Nations.

As a keepsake of the event, the Mission also created a poster featuring photographs of American street scenes for guests. The photographs were selected from an online contest launched earlier in the month.
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