Obama names Frank to U.N. post

President Barack Obama has appointed former Highland Park Mayor Meryl Frank as Ambassador to United Nations Permanent Commission on the Status of Women.  She has served as the U.S. Representative to the commission since February 2009, where she represents the United States in an organization dedicated to gender equality.

U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez praised the appointment.

“Through her public service, many people in New Jersey and internationally know Meryl Frank to be an effective and tireless advocate for women around the globe. She has been at the forefront of advocacy for many of the issues that women grapple with, particularly in their family live,” Menendez said. ” In her new role at the United Nations, she will help our country lead the world in helping to improve women’s lives. I am proud to have recommended her, and I am proud to be able to call her Ambassador Frank.”

Obama names Frank to U.N. post