1945 First Women

Angela Jurdak Khoury: Lebanon’s first woman diplomat

A graduate of the American University of Beirut in 1937, Angela Jurdak Khoury became AUB’s first woman instructor. She joined the diplomatic corps and acted as a Consul of Lebanon in the US after Lebanon gained its independence in 1943, making her the first Lebanese woman diplomat 1. After the creation of the United Nations, Khoury was appointed as Secretary-General to the Delegation of Lebanon to the United Nations Conference on International Organisation in San Francisco. She also became Lebanon’s representative to the UN Commission on the Status of Women.