Biden has named Jeya as Senior Secretary for Civil Defense, Democracy, and Human Rights. In addition, Wendy R. Sherman has been appointed Deputy Foreign Secretary, Brian McKeon as Deputy Secretary for Management and Resources, Bonnie Jenkins as Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security Affairs, and Victoria Nuland as Under Secretary for Political Affairs. “This diverse team led by nominated Foreign Minister Tony Blinken is a symbol of my trust,” Biden said.
After being nominated by Biden, Jeya tweeted, ‘In over 25 years as a diplomat I learned that America’s greatest strength is the power of our example, diversity, and the democratic ideal. I will uphold these values and protect them. I thanked President-elect Joe Biden for giving me the opportunity to once again serve the American people alongside American women and men to focus on democracy and human rights in American foreign policy.
It is a great honor to be among all such stars’ nominees. Announcing her nomination, the Biden power transfer team said, “Jeya will be a champion for strengthening democracy at the heart of our efforts to meet the challenges of the 21st century.”
Ujra Jeya’s father is an Indian. He was born in America. He has recently served as the Chairman and CEO of ‘Alliance for Peace Building’. She was the Deputy Chief of Mission at the US Embassy in Paris from 2014 to 2017. Ujra Jeya of Indian origin, who resides in Kashmir, resigned from the US Department of Foreign Affairs in September 2018.
He accused the Trump administration of racial and abusive behavior. She alleged that President Donald Trump’s administration was bent on reversing decades of gains for minorities and women brought under secretaries like Colin Powell and Hillary Clinton.
Ujra had said that the high officials of the Ministry of External Affairs and the Embassy boycott the minorities. Ujra had said, three months after the Trump administration took over, three senior African-American officials were either fired from the department or resigned.
Their reporting was handed over to white people. Jeya previously served in the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor from 2012 to 2014 as Acting Assistant Minister and Principal Deputy Assistant Minister. She joined the Foreign Service in 1990 and has served in New Delhi, Muscat, Damascus, Cairo, and Kingston.