Commissioner Marjorie B. Tiven
Marjorie B. Tiven has served as Commissioner of the Mayor's Office for International Affairs (formerly the Commission for the United Nations, Consular Corps and Protocol) since February 2002. The Office is the liaison between City government and the diplomatic community including relations with the U.S. State Department, the United Nations, 193 Permanent Missions to the United Nations and 114 Consulates. As Commissioner, she negotiates for the City on substantial issues with foreign governments, the United Nations, and the U.S. Mission to the United Nations in order to reconcile national and local perspectives. She supervises the Office's Division of International Business, which helps foreign companies interested in operating in New York City. As Chief of Protocol, she is the official liaison with foreign governments for courtesy visits with the Mayor. As Commissioner, she is a board member of the United Nations Development Corporation, the Eastside Greenway and Park Board, and NYC Global Partners, Inc., the Mayor's Office organization that interacts with global cities around the world. She also serves as the Mayor's representative on the New York Public Library Board of Trustees. A graduate of Antioch College and Columbia University School of Social Work, she is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.