United Nation Passport Oppenheimer 1982

Dr. Tamar Oppenheimer

United Nation Passport Tamar Oppenheimer

Recently the United Nation Passport of Tamar M.Oppenheimer was at auction. Dr.Oppenheimer was the Director of the Narcotic Drug Division. The passport or to be more precise the Laissez-passer was issued in April 1982 at the headquarters of the UN in New York and was valid till 1985. The document has various visa and stamps e.g. from Peru, Republic of Botswana, Republic of Singapore, England, Great Britain, Republic of Kenya, Africa, Republic Indonesia, Thailand, USA, République de Côte d’Ivoire, Ivory Coast, République de Madagascar and more.

Dr. Tamar Oppenheimer (BA’46, LLD’94) was the first Canadian woman to serve as Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations and began her distinguished career with the UN in 1946, three weeks after her graduation from McGill University. Over the course of more than 40 years at the UN, she held a number of high-level posts in the human rights, settlements, and narcotic drugs divisions, and as Deputy to the Director General of the UN office in Vienna.

Congratulations to the buyer who got a nice and rare collectible and to the seller who got a fair price for this UN document.


Dr. Tamar Oppenheimer, a former United Nations Assistant Secretary-General, has donated a collection of human rights documents and other United Nations material dating back to 1957 to the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights. The donation includes records on United Nations technical cooperation activities that were organized by the Division of Human Rights through its Advisory Services Programme to improve the promotion and protection of human rights.

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