DIPLOMACY

The art of representing 131 ethnic groups

Please tell us briefly about your career, why you joined the diplomatic service, and how you were appointed to your current position as Permanent Representative of Kazakhstan to the UN? Prior to my appointment in Geneva, I had been serving as Deputy Minister of...

The challenge of running a small mission in Geneva

The role of small missions is very interesting. Their permanent representatives not only have to manage a comprehensive agenda, but must also take charge of administrative tasks. Today we cover the example of Botswana. Why did you join the diplomatic service? I joined...

Who is Andranik Hovhannisyan?

Your Excellency, can you please tell us a bit more about yourself? Why did you decide to become a diplomat? My decision was not a matter of choice, but of devotion and inspiration. In the mid-1990s, as I was learning Arabic at the Cairo University, the Embassy of...

Women and girls are not victims, they are the key to the future

Germany’s recently elected government has shown a commitment to implementing gender equality. A gender-balanced cabinet and female Foreign Minister send strong signals of this commitment. Additionally, for the first time the German Permanent Missions to Geneva and New...

What is the human rights agenda for this year?

Please tell us briefly about your career, why you joined the diplomatic service, and how you were appointed to your current position as Permanent Representative of your country to the UN in Geneva. I am a lawyer from the University of Rosario, Argentina. I entered the...

Costa Rica’s Ambassador is a life-long human rights activist

Catalina Devandas Aguilar, a lawyer by training, was the first UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in 2014. She was born in Costa Rica with spina bifida. She has worked for the Disability Rights Fund, the United Nations, the World Bank,...

Rwanda, a leading force in Africa

Madam, what is the advantage to work at the multilateral and bilateral levels at the same time? Combining the roles of ambassador and permanent representative presents numerous advantages. First, it allows me to engage my bilateral and multilateral counterparts in one...

Interview with Austria’s Ambassador, Elisabeth Tichy-Fisslberger

Please tell us briefly about your career, why you joined the diplomatic service and how you were appointed to your current position as Permanent Representative of Austria to the United Nations All I knew when I was 18, was that I wanted to see a bit more of the world....

Leopold-Ismaël Samba, doyen du groupe des Ambassadeurs africains

Représentant permanent de la République centrafricaine auprès des Offices européens des Nations Unies et des autres organisations internationales à Genève et à Vienne depuis janvier 2009, l’Ambassadeur Leopold-Ismaël Samba met au service de l’ensemble du corps...

DIPLOMACY

The art of representing 131 ethnic groups

Please tell us briefly about your career, why you joined the diplomatic service, and how you were appointed to your current position as Permanent Representative of Kazakhstan to the UN? Prior to my appointment in Geneva, I had been serving as Deputy Minister of...

The challenge of running a small mission in Geneva

The role of small missions is very interesting. Their permanent representatives not only have to manage a comprehensive agenda, but must also take charge of administrative tasks. Today we cover the example of Botswana. Why did you join the diplomatic service? I joined...

Who is Andranik Hovhannisyan?

Your Excellency, can you please tell us a bit more about yourself? Why did you decide to become a diplomat? My decision was not a matter of choice, but of devotion and inspiration. In the mid-1990s, as I was learning Arabic at the Cairo University, the Embassy of...

Women and girls are not victims, they are the key to the future

Germany’s recently elected government has shown a commitment to implementing gender equality. A gender-balanced cabinet and female Foreign Minister send strong signals of this commitment. Additionally, for the first time the German Permanent Missions to Geneva and New...

What is the human rights agenda for this year?

Please tell us briefly about your career, why you joined the diplomatic service, and how you were appointed to your current position as Permanent Representative of your country to the UN in Geneva. I am a lawyer from the University of Rosario, Argentina. I entered the...

Costa Rica’s Ambassador is a life-long human rights activist

Catalina Devandas Aguilar, a lawyer by training, was the first UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in 2014. She was born in Costa Rica with spina bifida. She has worked for the Disability Rights Fund, the United Nations, the World Bank,...

Rwanda, a leading force in Africa

Madam, what is the advantage to work at the multilateral and bilateral levels at the same time? Combining the roles of ambassador and permanent representative presents numerous advantages. First, it allows me to engage my bilateral and multilateral counterparts in one...

Interview with Austria’s Ambassador, Elisabeth Tichy-Fisslberger

Please tell us briefly about your career, why you joined the diplomatic service and how you were appointed to your current position as Permanent Representative of Austria to the United Nations All I knew when I was 18, was that I wanted to see a bit more of the world....

Leopold-Ismaël Samba, doyen du groupe des Ambassadeurs africains

Représentant permanent de la République centrafricaine auprès des Offices européens des Nations Unies et des autres organisations internationales à Genève et à Vienne depuis janvier 2009, l’Ambassadeur Leopold-Ismaël Samba met au service de l’ensemble du corps...

Meet ambassador of Uzbekistan: Ulugbek Lapasov

Please tell us briefly about your career, why you joined the diplomatic service and how you were appointed to your current position as Permanent representative of your country to the UN in GVA? Born in Samarkand, whose history goes back several millennia, a city of...

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