Sad death of past IPPF Caribbean representative

Angela Cropper

It is with sadness that we learned today of the death of the former Independent Senator Angela Cropper (from the Trinidad and Tobago parliament) at the age of 66 after a protracted illness.

Most recently, Angela Cropper had worked as Assistant Secretary-General and Deputy Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) from November 2007 to 31 December 2010. In the 1980s, she served as Caribbean representative of the International Planned Parenthood Federation/Western Hemisphere Region and project manager for the Eastern Caribbean in Population and Development.

She was co-founder and first president of The Cropper Foundation (a not-for-profit charitable organization committed to sustainable development). The foundation said Cropper’s passing was a loss to T&T, the Caribbean and the global community. It added: “In a career spanning over 39 years, she gave unstintingly of herself in public policy positions and in voluntary service in education, governance and the environment".