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OMEP Representatives at UN System

Importance of OMEP Representation at UN system.

Since its founding in 1948, World OMEP has had offical consultative status at UN. 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.

2020 Representatives to the UN

New York Headquarters
Mercedes Mayol Lassalle
Maria Pia, Main Representative
Judith Wagner, Additional Representative
Kimberly Kopko, Additional Representative
Donna-Akilah Wright, , Additional Representative
Patricia Hanley, Additional Representative
UN Representative in Geneva
Mercedes Mayol Lassalle, World President and Main representative
Ingrid Maria Engdahl, Additional Representative and Regional Vice President for Europe
Lisbeth Gouin, Additional Representative
UNESCO Representative
Lisbeth Gouin
Danièle Perruchon
Michelle Cantat-Merlin

2019 Representatives to the UN

New York Headquarters
Eunhye Park
Judith Wagner, Chief Administrative Officer at the UN
Maria Pia, Main Representative
Dizery Salim
Patricia Hanley
Donna-Akilah Wright
UN Representative in Geneva
Eunhye Park, World President and Main representative
Nektarios Stellakis, Additional Representative
Ingrid Maria Engdahl, Additional Representative and Regional Vice President for Europe
Valerie Unite, Additional Representative
UNESCO Representative
Lisbeth Gouin
Danièle Perruchon
Michelle Cantat-Merlin