John Bolton: The Wrong Man to Represent the U.S. at the UN
The Open Society Policy Center, former U.S. Ambassadors and other groups will hold a press conference on Monday, April 4 to announce their opposition to John Bolton's nomination as Ambassador to the UN. The event will be 9:30-11:00am at the National Press Club in Washington, DC

April 1, 2005

Organizations and former U.S. Ambassadors hold press conference to oppose nomination

On April 7th, the United States Senate will vote on the nomination of John Bolton as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations. John Bolton is the wrong man for the job. Based on his history of derision for the United Nations and his poor performance as Undersecretary, Bolton lacks the skills and credibility necessary to address such key issues as North Korea’s and Iran’s nuclear programs, global poverty, and making the UN more effective.

WHAT: Press conference featuring former U.S. Ambassadors as well as a wide spectrum of organizations opposing the nomination of John Bolton as UN Ambassador.

The campaign (run by Citizens for Global Solutions) will show its TV ad running in targeted states across the U.S. The ad features Bolton condemning the United Nations: ”If the UN secretary building in New York lost 10 stories, it wouldn’t make a bit of difference.” 1994 Global Structures Convocation.

WHEN: 9:30am-11:00am, Monday, April 4

WHERE: National Press Club, First Amendment Room, 529 14th Street, NW , Washington , D.C.


  • Ambassador Jonathan Dean, Former U.S. representative to the Mutual and Balanced Force Reduction Talks, Vienna
  • Charles J. Brown, President & CEO, Citizens for Global Solutions
  • Morton H. Halperin, Executive Director, Open Society Policy Center

Other organization representatives will also be present at the press conference to answer press questions about their campaign activities.


For more information, contact Sudie Nolan 202-721-5642,

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