due to cancer at the age of 84, according to her family.
Albright was nominated for the position of Secretary of State by President Bill Clinton and held the position from 1997 to 2001. She was the United States Ambassador to the United Nations from 1993 to 1997.
Madeleine Albright, the first US Secretary of State who helped direct Western foreign policy in the wake of the Cold War, has died.
She was 84 years old.
The Albright family said in a statement on Wednesday that the cause was cancer.
Albright was a pivotal figure in President Bill Clinton’s administration, serving first as the United States’ ambassador to the United Nations before becoming the country’s top diplomat in his second term.
She advocated NATO expansion, pushed for coalition intervention in the Balkans to stop genocide and ethnic cleansing, sought to limit the spread of nuclear weapons, and advocated for human rights and democracy around the world.