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OMEP World Executive Committee (EXCO)

The World Executive Committee (EXCO) is comprised of the following members:

World President. World Treasurer, and Regional Vice Presidents for Africa, Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America, North America, and the Caribbean. EXCO manages OME at global level, interacting with national committees, coordinating and conducting regional actions, but also receiving valuable information and contributions from each member state.

Its members and contact data are listed below:

World President

Mercedes Mayol Lassalle

Country: Argentina

Address: Sánchez de Bustamante 191 piso 2 “K” (1173) Ciudad de Buenos Aires, Argentina

Telephone+54 11 4866 6666

Language: Spanish and English

World Treasurer

Soonhwan Kim

Country: Republic of Korea

Telephone: +82 10 5222 6220

Language: English

Regional Vice President for Africa

Nyamikeh Kyiamah

Country: Ghana

Address: Willow Tree Children’s Centre, P. O. Box CT2569, Cantonments, Accra, Ghana

Telephone: +233 20 2018695

Language:  English

Regional Vice President for Asia-Pacific

Sandie Wong

Country: Australia

Address: Macquarie School of Education, Faculty of Arts, 29 Wally’s Walk, University Avenue, Macquarie University, NSW 2109, Darug nation, Australia

Telephone: +612 9850 9844

Language: English

Regional Vice President for Europe

Adrijana Višnjić-Jevtić

Country: Croatia

Address: I. pl. Zajca 55, Čakovec, Croatia 

Telephone:

Language: English

Regional Vice-Presidency for Latin America

Desiree López de Maturana Luna

Country: Chile

Address: San Ignacio 2023, San Miguel-Santiago, Chile

Telephone: 

Language: Spanish

asiya foster

Regional Vice-Presidency for North America and the Caribbean

Asiya Foster

Country: United States/Bahamas

Address: 

Telephone: +1 (816)882-2755

Email:

Language: English

UN System Representatives

New York Headquarters

President/Chief Executive Officer

Mercedes Mayol Lassalle

Country: Argentina

Address: Sánchez de Bustamante 191 piso 2 “K” (1173) Ciudad de Buenos Aires, Argentina

Telephone: +54 11 4866 6666

Language: Spanish and English

Main UN Representative

Maria Pia Belloni Mignatti

Country: USA

Address: 12 Palmer Terrace, Clinton 06413, Connecticut (USA)

Language: English / Italian

Chief Administrative Officer

Donna-Akilah Wright

Country: USA

Address: 190 Vernon Avenue Brooklyn new York 11206

Language: English

Representative

Kimberly Kopko

Country: USA

Address: 2215 Martha Van Rensselaer Hall | Cornell University

Language:  English

Dina Castro

Representative

Dina C. Castro

Country: USA

Address: Boston, MA 02215

Language: English

Representative

Jessica Essary

Country: USA

Address: 10501 FGCU Boulevard South, Fort Myers, FL 33965

Language: English

UN Representative in Geneva

World President

Mercedes Mayol Lassalle

Country: Argentina

Address: Sánchez de Bustamante 191 piso 2 “K” (1173) Ciudad de Buenos Aires, Argentina

Telephone: +54 11 4866 6666

Language: Spanish and English

Regional Vice President for Europe

Adrijana Višnjić-Jevtić

Country: Croatia

Address: I. pl. Zajca 55, Čakovec, Croatia 

Telephone:

Language: English

Representative

Lisbeth Gouin

Country: France

Address: 166 rue de la Roquette 75011 Paris

Telephone: +33 672 96 65 50

Language: French and English

UNESCO Representative

Representative

Lisbeth Gouin

Country: FRANCE

Address: 166 rue de la Roquette 75011 Paris

Telephone: +33 672 96 65 50

Language: French and English

Representative

Gilles Pétreault

Country: France

Tel/Fax: +33675205692

Language: French and English

World Secretary Team

Theo Gendin, Web Editor

Email: socialmedia@omepworld.org

Camila Hirsch, World Assistant

Email: worldassistant@omepworld.org 

Gonzalo de la Cuadra Reveco, Head of Communication area

Email: communication@omepworld.org

Vanina Figule, Editor: Blog “Rights from the Start”

Email: blogeditor@omepworld.org 

Honorary Collaborators of the Presidency

Gabriela Saizar, Coordination of the team of volunteer translators
Beatriz Elena Zapata Ospina, Research
Fernando Salinas-Quiroz, Research
Jorge Iván Alzate, Editor “OMEP: Theory into Practice”

National Comittees

OMEP operates in over 60 countries and five continents. Each country has a Presidency and a National Committee.

Africa

At the moment, there are 8 National Committees and 3 Preparatories Committes: Angola (Preparatory Commite), Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo (Preparatory Committe), Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Mauritius, Nigeria, Sierra Leone and Tanzania (Preparatory Committe).

Contact details for each state here. 

Asia Pacific

At the moment, there are 12 National Committees: Australia, China, China-Hong Kong, Iran, Japan, Myanmar, New Zealand, Pacific Island Nations, Pakistan, Republic of Korea, Singapore, and Thailand.

Contact details for each state here. 

Europe

At the moment, there are 28 National Committees and 2 Preparatory Committee: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Belgium, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, North Macedonia (Preparatory Committe), Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia (Preparatory Committe), Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, and the United Kingdom.

Contact details for each state here

Latin America

At the moment, there are 13 National Committees and 2 Preparatory Committees: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica (Preparatory Committee), Cuba, Ecuador, El Salvador, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay (Preparatory Committee) Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela.

Contact details for each state here

North America and the Caribbean

At the moment, there are 3 National Committees in the Region and 1 Preparatory Committee: Canada, Haiti, Jamaica (Preparatory Committe) and the United States of America.

Contact details for each state here

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