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OMEP Representatives at UN/UNICEF

IMPORTANCE OF OMEP REPRESENTATION AT UN/UNICEF

Since its founding in 1948, World OMEP has had official consultative status at UN/UNICEF. World OMEP is entitled to seven ground passes for its representatives to participate in the UN’s Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC)1 and Department of Public Information (DPI)2 and their subcommittees. These representatives are often referred to collectively as “OMEP’s New York Team.”

OMEP’s consultative status at the United Nations and UNICEF provides a vitally important avenue for our organization’s global child advocacy:

(1) gains visibility and credibility in terms of health, wellbeing, rights, and education of children aged 0 to 8 years;

(2) influences decision-making at the highest levels; and

(3) collaborates with influential stakeholders both inside and beyond the core Early Childhood community.

2017 Representative list

ECOSOC
Judith Wagner, Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) and Deputy World President
Maria Pia, Main Representative
Alternate Representatives
Donna-Akilah Wright
Saundra Norton
Brenda Anita Boyd-Bell
DPI
Eunhye Park, World President
Maggie Koong, Immediate Past World President
Ingrid Pramling Samuelsson
Youth Representative
Amber Eriksson
Ana María Cañas
2017 UN Representative in Geneva
Nektarios Stellakis, Main Representative and Regional Vice President for Europe
Ulla Grob-Menges
Eunhye Park, World President

1 Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC): United Nations component that facilitates international cooperation from setting standards and solving problems relating to economic and social issues.

2 Department of Public Information (DPI): As the public voice of the United Nations, DPI promotes global awareness and greater understanding of the work of the United Nations, using various communication tools including radio, television, print, the Internet, videoconferencing and increasingly other new information technology.

2016 Representative list

ECOSOC
Judith Wagner, Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) and Deputy President
Maria Pia Belloni Mignatti, Main Representative
Alternate Representatives
Donna Wright
Gaby Fujimoto
Gigliana Melzi
DPI
Maggie Koong, World President
Ingrid Pramling Samuelsson
Brenda Anita Boyd-Bell
Youth Representatives
Amber Ericksson
Si Chen
2016 UN Representatives in Geneva
Nektarios Stellakis, Main Representative and Regional Vice President for Europe
Ulla Grob-Menges
Maggie Koong, World President

1 Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC): United Nations component that facilitates international cooperation from setting standards and solving problems relating to economic and social issues.

2 Department of Public Information (DPI): As the public voice of the United Nations, DPI promotes global awareness and greater understanding of the work of the United Nations, using various communication tools including radio, television, print, the Internet, videoconferencing and increasingly other new information technology.