Patricia Durrant


Mignonette Patricia Durrant born Jamaica May 30, 1943. Jamaican diplomat. Ambassador to Germany, 1987-92; Director-General Jamaican Foreign Ministry, 1992-95. Chaired preparatory session on "A World Fit for Children," 2000; President of UN Security Council, emphasizing effect of war on women and children, 2001; first UN Ombudsman, 2002-07.


"We therefore call upon all states to commit themselves to maintaining only the levels of arms necessary for self defense, to reject weapons of mass destruction and to take steps necessary to eliminate them." (Oct. 21, 1997 for Caricom at UN; photo UNICEF)