ABA Representatives and Observers to the United Nations

Representatives and Observers to the United Nations

Representatives and Observers to the United Nations

Mission Statement

The mission of the ABA Representatives and Observers to the United Nations Committee is to:

  • Promote and support the ABA, an accredited NGO with the United Nations, by advancing ABA policy;
  • Foster communication and coordination between the United Nations and ABA entities and members;
  • Promote within the United Nations ABA Goal IV to advance the Rule of Law abroad and to defend our profession, liberty, human rights and access to justice;
  • Enhance globally the reputation of the ABA as a trusted partner of the United Nations and advocate for the Rule of Law, access to justice, defender of human rights, and implementation of the UN's Sustainable Development Goals.

Committee Members

Chair: Karen J. Mathis
ABA Representative to the United Nations and  ABA Representative to the United Nations Economic and Social Council

Deputy Chair: Amy Lin Meyerson
ABA Deputy Alternate Representative to the United Nations

Thomas F. Morante
ABA Representative to the United Nations Department of Global Communications

Kay H. Hodge
ABA Representative to the United Nations Economic and Social Council

Mary L. Smith
ABA Representative to the United Nations Economic and Social Council

Steven M. Richman
ABA Representative to the United Nations Economic and Social Council

Walter H. White, Jr.
ABA Representative to the United Nations Economic and Social Council in Geneva and Vienna

Isabella Danuta Bunn
ABA Observer to the United Nations Economic and Social Council in Geneva

Kerstin Carlson
ABA Alternate Observer to the United Nations Economic and Social Council in Geneva

Barbara Mendel Mayden
ABA Observer, U.S. Mission to the United Nations

John McKay
ABA Alternate Observer, U.S. Mission to the United Nations

Special Advisor
Honorable Bernice B. Donald

Bruce Rashkow
Special Advisor

Sherry Garay
ABA Staff Liaison

Contact Information

For questions about this committee, please contact Sherry Garay at sherry.garay@americanbar.org.