EPW-NYC would like to thank the following women for their dedication and past service as UN Reps.
Harriet Friedlander is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Mount Holyoke College and a Ford Foundation Scholar at the Harvard Graduate School of Education (Masters Degree). She earned a Certificat pour les Etrangers at Sciences Po in Paris. A co-author of a French textbook she taught French for sixteen years before founding, in 1977, Academic Arrangements Abroad, an Educational travel company. A Scholarship intern at the UN in 1952, she has a strong interest in international affairs and has served on the Advisory Boards of the Ludwig Foundation for Art in Cuba and the Taj Hotel in India, among others. A member of the Program Committee of the Harvard Club of New York, she was elected President of her Mt. Holyoke College Class and is beginning her 5th term as a UN Rep for IFBPW.
She has been married for 61 years to a very supportive husband and has three children and four grandchildren.
Eva Richter joined BPW in 2002 as a UN representative under the guidance of the beloved Claire Fulcher. At the time she was newly retired from a long career as a professor of English at the City University of New York and at various other colleges and universities in the US and abroad. She has served on the Executive Committees of the CSW, the Committee on Migration, which she co-founded, and the UN Department of Public Information (DPI) and is a member of the NGO Committee on Human Rights. Both for various United Nations events and for academic and community venues she has written papers and lectured on migration, on various aspects of CEDAW, and in her commitment to the realization of women’s equality and gender justice has organized many workshops, seminars and panels.
She was honored for her UN work by BPW in 2014 and received the Esther W. Hymer Award in 2015 “for her outstanding commitment and her contribution as Permanent UN Representative in New York during 2003-2014.” She is now (since 2015) retired from the position of Main UN Representative for BPW but enthusiastically continues her active membership in the organization. She is currently following the development of the Business Mechanism of the Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) and is working with the Empower Women Team at UN Women and BPW Main Representative and Chair of NGO CSW Susan O’Malley to include civil society in a special event being hosted by UN Women during CSW 61.