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Ana Figueroa Gajardo

Ana Figueroa Gajardo born Santiago de Chile June 19, 1907 (d. 1970). Known in Chile as "The Woman"; Chilean diplomat, suffragist and professor of English; Delegate to UN 1950; first woman to chair a major UN committee, Social, Humanitarian and Cultural, 1951; first woman on Security Council 1952; first woman Assistant Director of ILO 1960.

Quotations

"Do you know that 51% of the world's population are women and only 49% men? Diplomatic representation in the UN ought to follow the same proportion." (Erika Kuhlman, A to Z of Women, p. 363, 2002; photo guide2womenleaders.com/UN_Representatives)

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