WFPG Honors Women Diplomats

The WFPG hosted its 12th Annual Celebrations of Women Diplomats in April in Washington and in March in New York, to honor women ambassadors to the US, UN permanent representatives, and consuls general, and to highlight their contributions to foreign policy and their own countries. Remarks were made in New York by Ambassador Maleeha Lodhi, Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the United Nations, and in Washington by Ambassadors Roya Rahmani of Afghanistan and Sylvie Lucas of Luxembourg. These events pay tribute to the many women leaders blazing the trails in diplomacy and international affairs including the: 25 Women Ambassadors and Chargés d'Affaires to the US and 40 Deputy Chiefs of Mission, as well as the 46 Permanent Representatives and Chargés d'Affaires to the UN and 53 Deputy Permanent Representatives and Observers. This year's honorees represented 29 countries: Afghanistan, Albania, Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Bulgaria, Croatia, the European Union, Ecuador, Estonia, Georgia, Guyana, Kyrgyzstan, Luxembourg, the Marshall Islands, Mexico, Montenegro, the Netherlands, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Pakistan, Peru, St. Kitts and Nevis, Serbia, Singapore, Spain, Thailand, Timor Leste, Trinidad and Tobago and the United States. Read more

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A Conversation on Syria with
Foreign Correspondent Anne Barnard 

On October 11th, the WFPG hosted a discussion on What’s Next for Syria? with veteran New York Times foreign correspondent and CFR Fellow Anne Barnard, who has led The New York Times’ coverage of the devastating war in Syria for the last six years. The conversation focused on the situation in Syria, the resilience of the Syrian people, the international community’s failure to address human rights abuses, and the challenges facing journalists.

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