Carol Bellamy

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Carol Bellamy
Executive Director of UNICEF
In office
May 1, 1995 – May 1, 2005
Secretary GeneralBoutros Boutros-Ghali
Kofi Annan
Preceded byRichard Jolly (Acting)
Succeeded byAnn Veneman
13th Director of the Peace Corps
In office
October 7, 1993 – May 1, 1995
PresidentBill Clinton
Preceded byElaine Chao
Succeeded byMark Gearan
President of the New York City Council
In office
January 1, 1978 – December 31, 1985
Preceded byPaul O'Dwyer
Succeeded byAndrew Stein
Member of the New York Senate
from the 25th district
In office
January 1, 1975 – December 31, 1977
Preceded byPaul P. E. Bookson
Succeeded byMartin Connor
Member of the New York Senate
from the 23rd district
In office
January 1, 1973 – December 31, 1974
Preceded byJohn J. Marchi
Succeeded byVander L. Beatty
Personal details
Born (1942-01-14) January 14, 1942 (age 78)
Scotch Plains, New Jersey, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
EducationGettysburg College (BA)
New York University (JD)

Carol Bellamy (born January 14, 1942) is the Chair of the Board of the Global Community Engagement and Resilience Fund (GCERF). She was Director of the Peace Corps, Executive Director of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), and President and CEO of World Learning.

After three terms in the New York State Senate, she was the first woman to be elected as President of the New York City Council, a position she held until her unsuccessful bid for Mayor of New York in 1985. She was the second to last person to hold this position.[1]

In Japan, she was awarded the Order of the Rising Sun in 2006.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Klein, Joe. "The Woman Who Would Be Mayor", New York, March 8, 1982. Accessed August 10, 2011. "She grew up in a Protestant, Republican, working-class family in Scotch Plains, New Jersey. Her parents worked – her mother as a nurse, her father for the phone company."
  2. Nagashima-Hayashi, Michiko. "Former UNICEF Executive Director receives humanitarian award in Japan," UNICEF web site (2006)]

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