Director of United Nations Advocacy
Elyssa Koren serves as director of United Nations advocacy in New York City, where she oversees ADF International’s UN Headquarters and Geneva legal teams.
In The News
Washington Examiner: UN attempts to exploit COVID-19 to push abortion · Public Discourse: The Role of the United States in the Revitalization of the International Human Rights Project · National Catholic Register: State Dept. Commission Cites Religious Freedom as ‘Foremost’ Among Rights · The Daily Signal: US Role in Human Rights on World Stage Is Constructive Engagement · The Federalist: Covid-Endangered Women In Poor Countries Need Better Medicine, Not Risky Abortion Drugs · National Review: The United Nations Holds Up COVID-19 Relief over Abortion · Newsweek: Walking the Walk on WHO Withdrawal · The Daily Signal: Soros-Backed Organization Wanted US Foreign Aid to Go to Anti-American Groups. The Supreme Court Was Right to Say No. · News Week: The United States Stands for Life Against the United Nations · News Week: The United Nations is Using Coronavirus Funding to Promote Abortion · The Daily Signal: House Members Are Trying to Undercut Trump’s Pro-Life Policies at the UN · Daily Caller: The UN Is Holding An $8 Million Abortion Summit In Africa · Daily Caller: These 19 Countries Are Standing Against The UN’s Stance On Abortion · The Daily Signal: How the Abortion Debate Displaced Economics on the G-7 Agenda · Public Discourse: The Universal Declaration and the Distortion of Human Rights · The Daily Signal: Western Nations Abandon Consensus to Push Abortion Agenda at UN · The Daily Signal: The UN Redefines What It Means to Be a ‘Human’ · The Daily Signal: Western Nations Try to Impose Radical ‘Sexuality Education’ at the UN · Public Discourse: The Fight over Abortion in the UN’s New International Development Agenda · Catholic News Agency: UN committee attacks Catholic Church · National Review: Holy See Forges Consensus Around Human Dignity at Rio+20
Paul Coleman serves as executive director of ADF International from its headquarters in Vienna, overseeing the advocacy and operations of the global, alliance-building legal organization.
Legal Officer, Europe
Lidia Rieder, PhD, serves as legal officer for ADF International in Vienna, Austria. She is a lawyer specializing in public international law and conducts high quality legal advocacy in Europe to promote and protect religious liberty, life, and the family, including marriage.
Senior Counsel, OAS & Latin America
Neydy Casillas, Esq. serves as senior legal counsel for the OAS and Latin America for ADF International at its Washington DC office. She has over a decade of legal experience in international law, family law, and civil law at international institutions such as the United Nations and the OAS.