Worldwide Guide to Women in Leadership


FEMALE 
DEPUTY PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVES 
AND
DEPUTY AMBASSADORS 
TO THE UNITED NATIONS

The main United Nation organizations are in New York, Geneva and Vienna


New York

1956-66 Zoya V. Mironova, United Socialist Soviet Republics
From 1966 Ambassador to UN in Geneva

1966-71 Licelott Marte de Barrio, Dominican Republic
Minister Councillor 1966-68 and 1968-71 Ambassador and Alternative Delegate of the Permanent Mission to the United Nations and Delegate to the General Assembly and other committees until 1978, also Plenipotenciary Delegate to the General Assembly to the Organisation of American State, 1973-78 Subsecretary of State for External Relations and from 1978 Ambassador-at-Large and 1990-93 Secretary of State of Finance.

1969-? Esmeralda Arboleda Cavidad, Colombia
Former government minister and Ambassador to Austria as her country's first female ambassador.

1969-74 Gloria Nikoi, Ghana

1969-?  Hava Hareli, Israel

1969-? Laurice Hlass, Jordan
She was Ambassador-at-large, Deputy to the UN Ambassador, Repetitive the UN General Assembly etc.

1974-77 Barbara White, United States of America

1974-75 Dr. Lucille Mair, Trinidad and Tobago
Ambassador to UN 1992-96.

1977-81 Chafika Meslem, Algeria
She was responsible for UNCTAD in Geneva etc.

1980-92 Ifignea Martinez Hernandez, Mexico

1981-82 Irene Larsson, Sweden
Ambassador to Leshoto and Botswana 1979-81, European Council 1989-95.

1985-89 Patricia M. Byrne, United States of America

1986-88 Paulette Bethel, Bahamas

1987-91 Marjatta Rasi, Finland
From 1999 representative to UN.

1988-90 María de los Ángeles Folorez Prida, Cuba 
Ambassador and Deputy Permanent Representative

Circa 1989-93 Julia de Alvarez Tavares, Dominican Republic

Circa 1990-94 Prof. Rasha 'Al-Sabah, Kuwait

1990-93 Hilary Ann Willberg, New Zealand
Ambassador to the Netherlands, Norway and Sweden from 1993. 

1995- Elena Molaroni, San Marino

1996-2000 Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations Lidija Topić, Bosnia-Herzegovina
Deputy Minister of European Integratio
n 2000-01, Head of the Department for UN and Other International Organisations 2001-02, Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs 2002-03 and since 2003 Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs. (b. 1967-).

Circa 1996-2001 Marilyn T. Zonicle, Bahamas
Deputy High Commissioner to United Kingdom from 2002.


1997-2001 Alternate  Nancy Soderberg, United States of America

1998-2002 and 2005- María Elena Chassoul Monge, Costa Rica
2006- Acting Permanent Representative

1998-2002 Nury Vangas Aguillar, Costa Rica

1998-2001 Margarita Escobar Lopez, El Salvador

1998- Jelena Grcic-Polic, Croatia
The third in the hierarchy is Dubrauka Simovic and the fourth ranking diplomat is Jasminka Dinic

Circa 1998-2001 Sylvia Lucas, Luxembourg

Circa 1998-2001 Selma Ndeyapo Ashipala-Muyi, Namibia

Circa 1998-2004 Jelena Grcic Polic, Croatia

Circa 1998-2001 Dubravka Simonvic, Yugoslavia

Circa 1998-99 Cherryl Gordon, Jamaica

1999-2000 Dianne Quarles, Jamaica

1999- Noemi Espinoza Madrid, Honduras
Around 2002 Vice-Chairperson of the UNESCO Executive Board

Circa 1999-before 2005 Radafiarisoa Léa Raholinirina, Madagascar

Circa 1999-circa 2002 Puntsagnorov Narangua, Mongolia

Circa 1999-2004 Anna-Marija Karpa, Finland
She was Deputy Permanent Representative and Ambassador. 

1999-2009 Isabelle F. Picco, Monaco
Permanent Representative from 2009.
2000-04 Diénébou Kaba Camara, Cote d'Ivoire
Ambassador to Canada from 2004.

Circa 2000- Somaia S. Barghouti, Palestine
First Counsellor and second in command in the permanent Oberver's Mission.

2001-04 Roser Roser Suñé Pascuet, Andorra

2001- Betty Ann Russell, Barbados

2001-circa 2005 Gréta Gunnarsdóttir, Iceland

2001-03 Dace Dobraja, Latvia

2001- Famatta Rose Osode, Liberia
2008- Acting Permanent Representative
Minister Councillor and involved in numerous committees.

2001-04 Audra Plepyte, Lithuania

2001-circa 2005 Donka Gligorova, Macedonia

2001-? Dorothy Dzikhalire Thunyani, Malawi

2001-04 Roberta Lajous, Mexico
Ambassador to Cuba from 2004.

2001-04 Brunilda Núñez Fábrega de Baeza, Panama

2001-04 Mary Morgan-Moss, Panama

2001-circa 2005 Christine Lee, Singapore

2001-circa 05 Klára Novotná, Slovakia

2001-03 Jeanette Ndhlovu, South Africa
From 2003 Consul-General to Los Angeles

2001-04 Yvonne Gittens-Joseph, Trinidad and Tobago
Permanent Secretary in the Foreign Ministry from 2004.

2003-05 Marlene Moses, Nauru
Around 1995 Consul General to Auckland and Head of Delegation to the UN Women's Conference in Beijing, 2002 Secretary for Health, in 2003 she co-founded the island's first party. Ambassador and Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN 2003-05. From 2005 Permanent Representative

2003-04 Ana Maria Menéndez Pérez, Spain
Ambassador and Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations (and in 2004 deputy member of the Security Council)

2003-
Aiga Liepina, Latvia
Acting Permanent Representative in 2004.

2004-06 Anne Woods Patterson, USA
Also the US
Deputy Representative in the Security Council. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Inter-American Affairs 1993-96, Ambassador to El Salvador 1997-2000 and to Colombia 2000-04. Acting Permanent Representative from January 2005.

2004- Ramonda Murmokarit
ė, Lithuania

2004- Margarita Rosa Name, Colombia
Ambassador.

2004- Afioga Faalava'au Perina Sila, Samoa

2005- Jelena Pià Comella, Andorra

2005- Dziunik Aghajanian, Armenia

2005-06 Caroline Millar, Australia
2006 Acting Permanent Representative (Februar-April)
Deputy Permanent Representative, Ambassador and Chargé d'Affaires.  Ambassador for Disarmament and Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations at Geneva from 2006.

2005- Frances Lisson, Australia
Deputy Permanent Representative, Ambassador and Chargé d'Affaires.

2005- Gayle Catherine Francis-Vaughan, Barbados

2005- Janine Elizabeth Coye-Felson, Belize
2006- Ambassador and Acting Permanent Representative, Chargé d’affaires a.i.

2005- Mirsada Colaković, Bosnia-Herzegovina

2005-  Tapiwa Sue Mongwa, Botswana

2005-  Patti Londoño, Colombia
Third in command is Ambassador Ana Carlina Plazas, and the Permanent Representative is also a woman.

2005-  Ileana B. Núñez Mordoche, Cuba

2005-  Janina Hřebíčková, Czech Republic

2005-  Nduku Booto, Democratic Republic of Congo
Minister Counsellor and Second in Command.

2005-  Zilpha Theodore, Domenica
Attaché. She and the Permanent Representative are the only two diplomats.

2005- Merike Kokajev, Estonia

2005- Alexandra Papadopoulou, Greece

2005- Maria Telalian, Greece

2005- Marguerite Y. St. John, Grenada
All three diplomats in the UN Representation are women.

2005- Maria Antonieta Pinto Lopes D’Alva, Guinea Bissau
Second in command

2005- Marie-Laurence Péan Mevs, Haiti

2005- Kinga Simon, Hungary

2005- Adiyatwidi Adiwoso Asmady, Indonesia

2005- Norma Elaine Taylor Roberts, Jamaica

2005- Lipuo Moteetee, Leshoto
Counsellor for Political Affairs and second in command.

2005- Mona Juul, Norway
Former Secretary of State of Foreign Affairs and Ambassador to Israel.

2005-  Mary Morgan-Moss, Panama

2005- Mathilda Jacinta Takaku, Papua New Guinea

2005- Beata Pęksa-Krawiec, Poland

2005- Eva Tomič, Slovenia

2005- Miriam Angela Mac Intosh, Suriname
First Secretary and second in command

2005-  Ulla Ström, Sweden

2005-10 Sofia Borges, Timor-Leste
She and the Permanent Representative are the two only diplomats. Ambassador from 2010.

2005- Susana Rivero, Uruguay

2005- Gulzara Tuyunbayeva, Uzbekistan
Counsellor and Second in ommand

2005- Imeria Núñez de Odremán, Venezuela

2005- Evelyn Adams, Vanuatu
2006 Acting Permanent Representative, Chargé d’affaires a.i.

2006- Jackie Wolcott Sanders, USA
Ambassador and Alternate Representative for Special Political Affairs representing the United States on issues in the UN Security Council, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State 1990-93 and 2001-03 and worked in the White House 1993-2001  Ambassador and United States Permanent Representative to the Conference on Disarmament in Geneva and as Special Representative of the President of the United States for the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons 2003-06

Circa 2006- Caroline Ziade, Lebanon
Deputy Permanent Representative and Chargé d'Affaires in 2006 and 2007
 

2007- Karen Pierce, United Kingdom
At times acts as President of the Security Council.

2007-10 Asha Burkhardt-Remesar, Suriname

2010- Rosemary A. DiCarlo, USA
As Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations, she Acted as the Ambassador in 2013. She is former Alternate Representative for Special Political Affairs to the United Nations, and as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs and Director for United Nations Affairs at the National Security Council.

 

Last update 06.06.13