Law alumna Rosemary McCarney new UN ambassador

by Kim Mackrael, The Globe and Mail

Rosemary McCarney
Rosemary McCarney

The Conservative government is appointing the head of development agency Plan Canada as the next ambassador to the United Nations in Geneva, securing a place at the international body for a longtime ally on maternal and child health.

Rosemary McCarney, LLB'77, Plan Canada’s president and chief executive officer, has worked closely with Prime Minister Stephen Harper on the government’s efforts to improve maternal and child health in poor countries. Mr. Harper made the issue a central focus for Canada’s international development efforts in 2010 and has personally championed the cause at international gatherings.

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