FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 7, 2019
USCIRF Welcomes Appointment of Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism
WASHINGTON, DC – The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) today welcomed the appointment of Elan Carr to serve as the U.S. Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism, a position that has been vacant since 2017. In its 2017 Annual Report, USCIRF recommended that this position be filled.
“With anti-Semitism on the rise, especially in Europe, it is more important than ever that this special envoy position be filled and properly staffed,” said USCIRF Chair Tenzin Dorjee. “We wish Mr. Carr well in this vital position and look forward to working with him to fight the scourge of anti-Semitism around the world.”
The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) is an independent, bipartisan federal government entity established by the U.S. Congress to monitor, analyze and report on threats to religious freedom abroad. USCIRF makes foreign policy recommendations to the President, the Secretary of State and Congress intended to deter religious persecution and promote freedom of religion and belief. To interview a Commissioner, please contact USCIRF at Media@USCIRF.gov or Kellie Boyle at firstname.lastname@example.org or +1-703-898-6554.