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Council of Women World Leaders


The Council of Women World Leaders is a network of current and former women prime ministers and presidents established in 1996 by Vigdís Finnbogadóttir, President of Icelad (1980-1996) and first woman in the world to be democratically elected president, Mary Robinson, the President of Ireland (1990-1997) and Laura Liswood, Secretary General. President Dalia Grybauskaite (@Grybauskaite_LT) of Lithuania serves as Chair of the Council. As of February 2015, the Council consists of 68 esteemed and accomplished women world leaders. The Council is hosted at the UN Foundation, in Washington D.C., USA. It is governed by a small and cohesive Board of Directors who share a commitment to the goals and objectives of the United Nations Charter and the UN’s work on behalf of economic, social, environmental and humanitarian causes.


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