The 74th United Nations General Assembly opened Tuesday with an East Bay congressmember as part of the U.S. delegation.
Rep. Barbara Lee was appointed as the congressional representative by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. It’s the fourth time Lee has received the honor.
Pelosi said Lee’s appointment is a “testament to her lifetime of resolute leadership to build a more peaceful and prosperous world.”
“Congresswoman Lee is a force for good in the world. Her decades of effective and inspiring leadership have been marked by an unwavering commitment to lifting up the vulnerable in her community, throughout the country and around the world,” Pelosi added.
The U.N. General Assembly is expected to weigh in on a number of major issues, including climate change, poverty, and U.S.-Iran relations.