New York City Celebrates “Consular Day 2012”

Photo courtesy Mayor’s Office for International Affairs

Representing the world’s largest consular community, the Dean of the New York City Consular Corps and Consul General of Monaco, the Honorable Maguy Maccario Doyle, addressed a recent gathering hosted by Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg in honor of 2012’s Consular Day in New York.

Consul General Maccario Doyle, along with Secretary-General of the United Nations, His Excellency Ban Ki-Moon, and the United States Ambassador to the United Nations, Dr. Susan Rice, thanked the Mayor for hosting the Gracie Mansion reception, which was attended by more than 200 dignitaries from New York City’s consular community, diplomatic missions and various government agencies including the Police and Fire Departments.

Speaking on behalf of the 114 NYC-based consular missions, Ms. Maccario Doyle, who also serves as Minister Counselor and Director for the Monaco Government Tourist Office, said that as a diplomat in the “Capital of the World”, one is often challenged, never bored, constantly surprised and always inspired by the energy, creativity and achievements of the eight million who live in New York City.

“As our Government’s representatives, we are privileged to serve the finest, brightest minds of not only our own country men and women, but also those of our hosts here in the United States. Despite our many cultural, political and social diversities and our often differing opinions and ideals, we all strive to achieve excellence in our own fields.” She acknowledged Mayor Bloomberg for his administration’s support of the consular community and “for helping to foster such a wonderful environment in which all voices can be heard and respected.”

Ms. Maccario Doyle currently serves as the representative for the Europe II group on the Executive Committee of the Society of Foreign Consuls. She previously served as the organization’s President and has chaired many fund-raising events during her distinguished tenure. As the Society’s Vice President and Regional representative for Europe II since 1998, she served as the Gala Chair in 2000 when $450,000+ was raised to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Outreach Programs and Paul Newman’s Hole in the Wall Gang Camp. In 2005 she chaired the Event Committee for the Society’s 80th Anniversary Gala.

About the Consulate General of Monaco & Monaco Government Tourist Office
The only accredited Consulate General of Monaco in North America ( provides consular services, cultural and general information. The Consulate also organizes exclusive promotional and philanthropic events and activities to benefit charitable endeavors, many of which are held under the patronage of the Princely Family, including the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation-USA. The Monaco Government Tourist Office ( offers personalized tourism advice and information for individuals, group and business travel as well as access to Le Club Diamant Rouge for VIP travel membership within the Principality of Monaco. For more information, please visit

About the Society of Foreign Consuls
Since its founding in 1925, the Society of Foreign Consuls in New York has represented the world’s largest diplomatic community. This unique organization, whose members are gathered from the 114 New York City-based Consulates General, is steered by an Executive Committee representing Europe, Africa, West & South Asia, North & South America, the Caribbean & Central America and South East Asia & Western Pacific. The Society works to safeguard the interests and rights of its members; strives to promote good relations between the NYC Consular Corps and hosts, New York City and the USA; arranges forums and briefings with local, state and federal authorities and regular charitable and social events for members and guests. The Society holds fundraising events and has a long and proud philanthropic record. For more information, please visit

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