Please join YPFP NY for a special Women in Foreign Policy Series event hosted by the Permanent Mission of Romania to the United Nations in New York.
H.E. Ambassador Simona-Mirela Miculescu, the first woman in the Romanian Diplomatic history to be granted the rank of Ambassador, will be speaking to a select group of YPFP members about women in Romanian society.
In the Communist Romania, the most important issue wasn't gender, but the maximization of power and the enhancement of a huge workforce. Women had to be great mothers and good socialist workers. The 1989 Revolution, and Romania's Democratic transition brought significant improvements: Human rights and freedom of sppech are more respected; women's status is enhanced. But there is still work to be done.
After the Ambassador's remarks, there will be a Q&A session, followed by drinks and a networking reception.
Register to attend by signing into your YPFP member account and clicking the button below by the morning of Tuesday, March 24, 2015. You will receive a confirmation email upon successful registration.
Please note: you will need to bring photo ID to gain entry.
If you are having difficulty accessing your YPFP member account, please sign up to attend here and email Gregory.Daniels@ypfp.org for assistance.
Ambassador Simona-Mirela Miculescu has been serving as Permanent Representative of Romania to the United Nations since 2008. During her 24 years of diplomatic career, she served as Spokesperson for the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Senior Media Advisor to the Minister (1993 and 1999), Director of the Press Department within the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (1994 and 2008), as Press Secretary of the Romanian Embassy in Washington D.C. (1994-1998), and as Senior Public Information Officer at the Mission of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) in Kosovo (1999-2000).
Between 2000 and 2004, she served as Foreign Policy Adviser to the President of Romania (with rank of minister), becoming the first woman in the Romanian diplomatic history to be granted the rank of Ambassador. Between 2006 and 2007, as part of Bearing Point, she acted as Senior Advisor for Public Outreach to the Government of Iraq, within a USAID-funded project.
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