Worldwide Guide to Women in Leadership
PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVES 
AND
AMBASSADORS 
TO THE UNITED NATIONS
IN GENEVA

The main UN organizations are in New York, Génčve and Vienna

United Nations in Geneva (Switzerland)

1965 and 1970-70 Inga Thorsson, Sweden
Councillor of Social Affairs of Stockholm 1950-58, Ambassador to Israel 1964-66 and 1967-70,
As Ambassador to the UN in Géneve she was also Chief Negotiator by the Disarmament Negotiations. She lived (1916-94).

1968-? Helen Hampton, New Zealand

Ca.1970 Dr. A.F.W. Lonsingh Meijer, The Netherlands

1980-83 Damdiny Baljinnyam, Mongolia

1982-84 Maria Rosa Boseta Ortos, Spain

1982-89 Maj-Britt Teorin, Sweden

1982-89 H. Schoo, The Netherlands

1982-84 Maria Rosa Boseta Ortis, Spain

1983-85 Dame Anne Wartburton, United Kingdom
Ambassador to Denmark 1976-83

1986-97 Freda Lule Blick, Uganda
Also Ambassador in UN in Vienna, France, Italy, The Vatican, Switzerland, Portugal, UNESCO, Switzerland and Germany.

Until 1990 Fatuma Isak Bihi, Somalia 
She was dismissed for misconduct.


1992-99 Lilia R. Bautista, Philippines

1992-93 Dr. Andrea Willi, Liechtenstein (Observer)

1993-95 Dr. Penople Anne Wensley, Australia
In 1997 Ambassador to UN in New York

1995-2001 Anne Anderson, Ireland
Ambassador to UN from 2001.

1995-97 Arundhati Ghose, India
Former Ambassador to South Korea and Egypt

1996-99 Milica Suchànková, Slovakia

1996-99 Eveline Herfkens, The Netherlands
Minister of Development Aid 1999-2002.

1996-? Absa Claude Diallo, Senegal
Permanent Delegate to UNESCO 1972-77, Ambassador to Sweden, Norway, Finland and Denmark 1992-93, Ambassador to Russia 1993-96. (b. 1942-)

1997-2002 Savitir Kunadi, India

1997-99 M. McDonald, Australia

1997-2004 Yolande Biké, Gabon
Member of the government 1992-97 and from 2009.

1998 Nora Ruiz Gonzales  de Angulo, Costa Rica
1999- Ambassador to UN in
Vienna

1998-99 Isabel Monterode de la Cámera, Costa Rica

Circa 1998-2002 Saodah B.A. Syahruddin, Indonesia

Circa 1998-2000 Spomeka Cek, Crotatia

1999 Angelina Bonetti Herrera, Dominican Republic

1999 Agnes Yahan Aggrey-Orleans, Ghana
Also accredited to UN in Vienna, Austria etc.

1999 Lilia R. Baustista, Philippines

1999 Sima Eivazova, Azerbarijan

1999-2000 Siliva Avila Seifert, Bolivia

1999 Saodah B.A. Syahruddin, Indonesia

1999-2002 Michèle Pranchère-Tomassini, Luxembourg
From 2002 Ambassador to Japan

1999-2002 Fayza Aboulnaga, Egypt

2000-02 Florencia Ballivián de Romero, Bolivia

2000-02 Lucy Martinez-Mont, Guatemala
(Also to WTO)

2000- Federica Bigi, San Marino
Also accredited to the other International Organisations in Switzlerland.

2000-02 Olmeda Rivera Ramirez, Honduras

2000- Amina Chawahir Mohamed, Kenya
Representative to a number of UN Organisations and Chairperson of the General Council of WTO since 2005.

2000- Najat Al-Hajjaji, Libya

2000-04 Anda Philip, Romania

2000-02 Apiradi Tantraporn, Thailand

2001-02 Fayza Aboulnaga, Egypt

2001-04 Rajmah Hussain, Malaysia

2001-04 Aminata Sidibé Soumare, Mali

2001-02 Perla Carvalho, Mexico

2001-? Mercedes Rico Carabias, Spain (Disarmament)

2001-? Mary Whelan, Ireland

2002-04 Zeinep Shaimergenova, Kyrgyzstan
From 2004 Ambassador to UN in Vienna.

2002-? Naéla Gabr, Egypt

2002-? Valentine Rugwabiza, Rwanda

2002-06 Mathato Adel Matlanyane, Leshoto

2002-04 Blancaneiva Portocarrero, Venezuela

2003-04 Laxanachantorn Laohaphan, Thailand
From 2004 UN Ambassador

2003-? Clemencia Forero Ucros, Colombia

2003-? Elisabet Borsiin Bonnier, Sweden

2004-? Sarala Manouri Fernando, Sri Lanka

2004-? Elizabeth Astete Rodriguez, Peru

2004-? Glaudine J. Mtshali, South Africa

 

2004-? Hsu King Bee, Malaysia

 

2005- Marie Louise Overvad, Denmark
Ambassador to the Council of Europe 1991-96, Ambassador to Finland 1996-99, Deputy Political Director of the Foreign Ministry, 2000 Representative at the Foreign Affairs' and Security Commitee of the EU and Representative to the Western European Union, WEU, and sometime President of it's Political Committe, later Political Director of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.


2006-? Caroline Millar, Australia

She was Deputy Permanent Representative, Ambassador and Chargé d'Affaires 2005-06 and Acting Ambassador February-April 2006. Ambassador for Disarmament and Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations at Geneva from 2006.

2006-? Venetia Sebudandi, Rwanda

 

2008-? Gulnara Karimova, Uzbekistan
Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs 2008 and Ambassador to Spain from 2010. Daughter of President Islom Karimov and believed to be his designated heir. (b. 1972-)

2011- Iruthisham Adam, Maldive Islands


 

Last update 13.05.13