Miriam Coronel-Ferrer (the Philippines)
Miriam Coronel-Ferrer made history as the first woman to ever serve in a chief negotiating role and sign a final peace accord.
Miriam Coronel Ferrer, chief negotiator in the Manila and Moro Islamic Liberation Front peace process, speaks during a news conference at the Philippines Embassy in Kuala Lumpur January 26, 2013. (Bazuki Mohammed/Reuters)

Miriam Coronel-Ferrer became the world's first-ever female chief negotiator to sign a final peace accord when the government of the Philippines reached the 2014 agreement with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front. She was appointed in 2010 by President Benigno Aquino III to the government’s negotiating team, and took over as chair in 2012.

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