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Carol Bellamy was the director of the Peace Corps from 1993 to 1995. She was the first person to has been both a volunteer for the organization and its director. She is currently the president of the School for International Training. Prior to that she served as the director of UNICEF until 2005.
She graduated from Gettysburg College in 1963 and served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Guatemala from 1963 to 1965. She earned her law degree from New York University in 1968. In 1978 Bellamy was elected the first woman president of the New York City Council, a position she held until 1985. She had earlier served five years in the New York State Senate. She then became a managing director at Bear Stearns & Co., a principal at Morgan Stanley, and an associate in the New York law firm of Cravath, Swaine & Moore.
At UNICEF, Bellamy has challenged world leaders to recognize their responsibility to invest in children - and to shift national resources accordingly. "In a global economy worth over $30 trillion, it is clear that the necessary resources and know-how to reach every child are well within our grasp," Bellamy told a gathering in Stockholm in 2002.
- Peace Corps biography
- Carol Bellamy - Executive Director of UNICEF
- SIT press release announcing new president
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