Betty King is the former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations in Geneva from 2010 to 2013. King served as the U.S. Representative to the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations under Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush. In that capacity, she worked on human rights, development, children, aging and population issues. She represented the United States interests in a wide range of issues including development, population, refugees, HIV/AIDs, the environment, women, children and the aged, and in the participation of non-governmental organizations in that inter-governmental body. King was the principal U.S. negotiator on the Millennium Development Goals, eight international development goals that were established following the Millennium Summit of the United Nations in 2000. She has an extensive background in philanthropy, having served in senior leadership roles at several large foundations including the Annie E. Casey Foundation, the California Endowment and the Atlantic Philanthropies.