CELEBRATION OF WOMEN DIPLOMATS
12th Annual Celebration of Women Diplomats
New York, NY


New York, NY—On March 28, 2019, the Women’s Foreign Policy Group held its annual Celebration of Women Diplomats at the home of WFPG Chairman and President Geraldine Kunstadter. The program honored the achievements of women permanent representatives to the United Nations, deputy permanent representatives to the United Nations, and consuls general. Honorees included Ambassadors to the United Nations: H.E. Mirgul Moldoisaeva of Kyrgyzstan, H.E. Amatlain Elizabeth Kabua of the Marshall Islands, H.E. Milica Pejanović Đurišić of Montenegro, H.E. Maleeha Lodhi of Pakistan, H.E. Pennelope Beckles of Trinidad and Tobago, Chargé d'Affaires Sanja Zografska Krsteska of North Macedonia, and US Ambassador for UN Management and Reform Cherith Norman-Chalet. WFPG also recognized the Deputy Permanent Representatives of Bulgaria, Georgia, and Serbia, and the Consuls General of Bulgaria, Ecuador, Estonia, Guyana, Luxembourg, and Peru. Ambassador Maleeha Lodhi, Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the United Nations, made brief opening remarks on behalf of the honorees.

 

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US Ambassador for UN Management and Reform
Cherith Norman-Chalet and Special Adviser to the
US UN Mission Margarita Palau-Hernandez

 
Ambassador Lodhi of Pakistan makes remarks. Also
pictured: Kristan Hamlin, Kim Kahnhauser Freeman,
hostess Geraldine Kunstadter, and Ambassador Đurišić
 

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Ambassadors Milica Pejanović Đurišić of Montenegro and
Pennelope Beckles of Trinidad and Tobago

 
WFPG Executive Director Kim Kahnhauser Freeman welcomes guests and recognizes honorees

 

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Chargé d'Affaires Sanja Zografska Krsteska of North
Macedonia, DPR of Serbia Marina Ivanovic,
and WFPG Board Member Maureen White

 

Ambassador Marita Landaveri Porturas,
Consul General of Peru

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Hostess Geraldine Kunstadter greets
Consul General Jeanne Crauser of Luxembourg

 
Linda Boughton, Geraldine Kunstadter, Consul General of
Ecuador Linda Machuca Moscoso, Ambassador Maleeha
Lodhi and Consul General of Bulgaria Maya Hristova

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Margarita Palau-Hernandez, Special
Adviser to the US UN Mission

 

Ambassador Amatlain Kabua of the Marshall Islands
and Marina Ivanovic, DPR of Serbia

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Andrea Appell of the US Department of State
and WFPG Board Member Jennifer Clinton
 
Dilek Tas of NYU, Consul General of Ecuador Linda
Machuca Moscoso, and Melody Chang of WGCA

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UN Under-Secretary-General for Management Strategy,
Policy and Compliance Jan Beagle with Zoe Leung
and Teresa Val of the EastWest Institute

 

Ambassador Cherith Norman Chalet, Betty Emamian,
Kristan Hamlin, Ellen Itskovitz, and
WFPG Board Member Maureen White

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Consul General of Guyana Barbara Atherly, Ambassador
Pennelope Beckles of Trinidad and Tobago, and Alexa Ward
 
Ambassador Mirgul Moldoisaeva of Kyrgyzstan
and Ambassador Maleeha Lodhi of Pakistan

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WFPG Executive Director Kim Kahnhauser Freeman
and Elene Agladze, Deputy Permanent
Representative of Georgia

 
Ellen Itskovitz, Special Adviser to the US UN Mission Margarita Palau-Hernandez, Chargé d'Affaires Sanja Zografska Krsteska of North Macedonia, and Melissa Reed
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Hostess Geraldine Kunstadter and
UN Under-Secretary-General Jan Beagle

 
Dilek Tas of NYU and Melody Chang of WCGA

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Ambassador Pennelope Beckles of
Trinidad and Tobago and Nina Lahoud
 
Chargé d'Affaires of North Macedonia Sanja Zografska
Krsteska and Melody Chang of WGCA

* Select photographs provided by Javaria Inam.

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