'' For half a century, as the representative of the International Federation of Business and Professional Women at the United Nations, you actively promoted the concerns of women. Your untiring efforts influenced almost all the resolutions of the General Assembly and its subsidiary bodies which affect the status of women. ''

Kofi Annan, Former Secretary-General of United Nations
In a letter to Esther Hymer, IFBPW Representative to
United Nations on her 100th Birthday in 1999