“There is no war on women. Women are doing well. But women are thoughtful. And what we in the Republican Party and across the country, Republican, Independents and Democrat women say is we're more thoughtful than a label. We care about jobs and the economy and healthcare and education. We care about a lot of different things.”
- Nikki Haley
Nikki Haley, whose full name is Nimrata "Nikki" Haley, is an American politician and diplomat. She served as the United States Ambassador to the United Nations from January 2017 to December 2018. Prior to her role at the United Nations, Haley served as the Governor of South Carolina from 2011 to 2017. Here are some of her notable accomplishments:
Ambassador to the United Nations: Haley's appointment as the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations made her the first Indian-American to hold a cabinet-level position in the federal government. During her tenure, she advocated for the United States' interests on various global issues, including human rights, nuclear non-proliferation, and international security.
Promoting American Interests: Haley was known for her strong stance in representing American interests at the United Nations. She pushed for tougher sanctions against North Korea in response to its nuclear and missile programs, and she played a key role in securing unanimous passage of several resolutions by the UN Security Council to impose economic pressure on the regime.
Reforming the United Nations: Haley advocated for significant reforms within the United Nations to increase transparency, accountability, and efficiency. She pushed for budgetary cuts, streamlined bureaucracy, and reduction of waste, which resulted in the saving of millions of dollars in the UN's budget.
Condemning Human Rights Abuses: Haley was vocal in condemning human rights abuses around the world, particularly in countries such as Syria, Russia, Iran, and Venezuela. She strongly criticized the Syrian government's use of chemical weapons against its own citizens and called for international action to hold them accountable.
Strengthening U.S.-Israel Relationship: Haley was a staunch supporter of Israel and worked to strengthen the U.S.-Israel relationship during her tenure. She defended Israel against what she perceived as unfair treatment at the United Nations and led the U.S. withdrawal from the UN Human Rights Council due to its biased stance against Israel.
Hurricane Response and Recovery: As the Governor of South Carolina, Haley faced significant challenges in dealing with natural disasters, including Hurricane Matthew in 2016. She coordinated the state's response efforts, ensured public safety, and oversaw the recovery process to help affected communities rebuild.