ICCSS President sent a congratulation letter to Amb. Bonnie Jenkins, in which he recognized her skills on global security and health issues as champion of multilateral solutions, whole-society participation and multi-discipline approaches. He admitted her high position among the international organisations and stakeholders, including civil society and industries. He highlighted her innovative approaches and inputs made to operationalize the vision for global chemical safety and security. He invited Amb. Jenkins to continue to support the ICCSS mission to develop global chemical safety and security and cybersecurity.
Amb. Bonnie Jenkins, ICCSS Global Team Member, has been confirmed on 21st July as Undersecretary of State for Arms Control and International Security Affairs.
Amb. Jenkins is a former Threat Reduction Programs coordinator in the Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation in US State Department in the Obama Administration. She pioneered efforts and an whole-society approach in CBRN security and non-proliferation efforts.
She initiated and led the launch and implementation of the Global Health Security Agenda.
Amb. Jenkins actively supported the development of global chemical security. She participated in the founding conference of the ICCSS in 2011 and a Tarnow (Poland) 2012 first major international conference organized by ICCSS and OPCW on chemical safety and security. Amb. Jenkins was a an international leader at CHEMSS2016 (www.chemss2016.org), ICCSS led first global summit on chemical safety and security. She participated as key note speaker at many ICCSS led conferences, including 2018 Washington ‘Going Global on Chemical Safety and Security’ organized by ICCSS and Stimson Centre.
Amb. Jenkins has a PhD in international relations from the University of Virginia. She founded Women of Color Advancing Peace, Security and Conflict Transformation (WCAPS), a non-profit organisation to support participation of women of color in national security and conflict resolution.