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Good morning, this is Pip. Today, we’re hearing from the US ambassador Sheba Crocker, who arrived in Geneva a year ago intent on proving that “America is back” in the world of multilateralism.

We’re also getting the latest from a sex scandal involving aid workers in the DRC, and hear why Myanmar’s neglected crisis demands urgent attention.

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Sheba Crocker was appointed US permanent representative to the UN in Geneva in 2021. (Eddy Mottaz/Le Temps)

Ambassador brings US back into international Geneva fold. Sheba Crocker arrived in Geneva a year ago, in January 2022, marking the return of the US to multilateralism after the tumultuous Trump years. A career diplomat who served as deputy secretary of state for international affairs under Barack Obama, Crocker says “the idea of working on really complicated problems, solving them or helping to find solutions to them” has always appealed to her. She thinks Geneva is the perfect place for her.

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