Noeleen Heyzer (Singapore) – INTERNATIONAL

Global Woman Honorary Award – International

Advocate for women’s rights, UN Under-Secretary Genderal and Executive Secretary of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP); past Executive Director of UNIFEM

Dr. Noeleen Heyzer, a social scientist, served as Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations. She was the first woman to serve as the Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific since its founding in 1947

 

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