Veronica Reeves was recently promoted to speechwriter for the United Nations (UN.) As the speechwriter for the President of the 69th Session of the General Assembly, Sam Kutesa, Reeves writes speeches covering a wide array of topics pertinent to the work of the UN. The speeches produced by Reeves are delivered to diverse audiences in an array of settings. Reeves drafts additional written materials, such as press statements, talking points and briefings for the President of the General Assembly.
Prior to her position as speechwriter, Reeves served as a press officer for the UN. She produced real-time, speaker-by-speaker reports of UN meetings, including the Security Council and General Assembly on a wide range of issues of international importance. Reeves ensured the smooth flow of copy to the editing desk in accessible language, “translating” dense and technical UN jargon into accurate, but understandable English.
Reeves graduated from the Maxwell School in 2006 with a master’s degree in international relations.