With grieve and sorrow we are giving note of the passing away of our beloved mentor, advisor and friend,

Ms Tamar Oppenheimer, O.C., M.A. LL.D

Senior Councillor and Founding Member of HOPE’87,
on June 9th, 2010.

One of Canada's key officials on the international scene, Tamar Oppenheimer held a variety of high-level positions during her 40 years at the United Nations, including Secretary General of the very productive International Conference on Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking and Assistant Secretary General of the United Nations. Renowned for her devotion, impartiality and professionalism, she personified Canadians' major contribution to the activities of the United Nations and to the promotion of international cooperation.  Apart from having been nominated a member of the prestigious Order of Canada, Tamar had received the highest official decorations of the Republic of Austria and of so many other countries around the World.

In 1990 Tamar Oppenheimer helped founding HOPE’87 and ever since then assisted the organisation, the Secretary General and the General Conference with her analytic mind, her remarkable intuition, keen outlook and creativity and brilliant advice.

Tamar never failed to make her time available to listen carefully and then to help in her very own way by starting with her famous “Of course you have to decide for yourself, but as your Senior Advisor I would…” and then smiling innocently…

And then all those evening “planning and plotting”-dinners we enjoyed so much… we will miss you, Tamar!

We extend condolences to all her loved ones.

We shall not forget her.


An obituary for Tamar Oppenheimer was just published in Canada and can be read under the
following link: