Voices of Women from the UN Security Council on Peace and Security

New York, NY—On March 31, 2015, Ambassador Alya Bint Ahmed Bin Saif Al Thani, Permanent Representative of Qatar to the United Nations, and the Women's Foreign Policy Group hosted an event with six women ambassadors who have served or are currently serving on the UN Security Council: Dina Kawar, Ambassador of Jordan to the UN; Raimonda Murmokaitė, Ambassador of Lithuania to the UN; María Cristina Perceval, Ambassador of Argentina to the UN; Sylvie Lucas, Ambassador of Luxembourg to the UN; and Mirsada Čolaković, Ambassador of Bosnia and Herzegovina to the UN. The ambassadors discussed the impact of having more women ambassadors in the deliberations on major foreign policy issues in the Security Council. In a conversation moderated by WFPG President Patricia Ellis, the ambassadors addressed how the dynamics, discussions and approaches to issues changed as a result of the presence of women ambassadors and their participation chairing committees. The event was held in honor of International Women's Day and WFPG's 20th Anniversary.


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Seated from left; H.E. Dina Kawar, H.E. Raimonda Murmokaitė, H.E. María Cristina Perceval, H.E. Sylvie
Lucas, and H.E. Mirsada Čolaković 


Alya Ahmed Saif Al-Thani, Ambassador of Qatar to
the UN,  welcomes guests and introduces the women
ambassadors from the UN Security Council  


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Guests listen to the discussion

WFPG President Patricia Ellis leads the conversation