13 Facts About Anne Warburton


Dame Anne Warburton was a British diplomat who was the first female British ambassador.

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Anne Warburton served as British Ambassador to Denmark from 1976 to 1983 and British Permanent Representative to the United Nations in Geneva from 1983 to 1985.

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Anne Marion Warburton was educated at Barnard College, Columbia University, and Somerville College, Oxford University.

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Anne Warburton worked at the London office of the Economic Cooperation Administration, at the NATO Secretariat, then located in Paris and for Lazard Brothers in London.

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Anne Warburton served at the British embassy at Bonn and then in the newly-created Diplomatic Service Administration Office in London.

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Anne Warburton then moved back to the Foreign Office, which became the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in 1968, until 1970 when she was posted as Counsellor to the UK's Geneva Mission to the United Nations.

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Anne Warburton was deputy leader of the UK delegation to the third UN World Conference on Women at Nairobi in July 1985, which closed the United Nations Decade for Women.

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Anne Warburton retired from the Diplomatic Service and was president of Lucy Cavendish College, Cambridge.

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Anne Warburton led a European Community investigative mission into the treatment of Muslim women in the former Yugoslavia, which reported in January 1993.

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Anne Warburton died on 4 June 2015 at her home near Eye, Suffolk, and is buried in the nearby churchyard of St Mary's in Thornham Parva.

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Anne Warburton was made Dame Commander of the Royal Victorian Order in 1979.

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Anne Warburton was an Honorary Fellow of her alma mater, Somerville College, Oxford, and of Lucy Cavendish College, Cambridge.

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Anne Warburton held the Grand Cross of the Order of the Dannebrog and the Lazo de Dama of the Order of Isabella the Catholic.

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