DIPLOMACY

What are Peru’s diplomatic priorities?

Your Excellency, please could you tell us about your career and what led you to your current position? Throughout my life, I’ve had the privilege of exercising both my passion for university teaching and commitment to public service. I’ve been a professor of...

Balancing ambition and realism

It is the kind of February sky that you would expect in Geneva – a canopy of coy cotton hanging slightly overhead, sprinkled with morning chirrups as the good old Grand-Saconnex neighborhood timidly awakens. We are simultaneously a five-minute drive from the venerable...

An insight into the Cypriot Mission

Your Excellency, please could you tell us about your career and what led you to your current position? Becoming a diplomat was not my initial plan. While I studied law and became a barrister in London, intending to practice law in Cyprus, I quickly became convinced...

Cabo Verde – what next?

The Republic of Cabo Verde is an archipelago and island country of West Africa in the central Atlantic Ocean, a combined land area of about 4,033 square kilometers. It was uninhabited until the 15th century, when Portuguese explorers colonized the islands. Since the...

The power of Pakistan

Could you tell us about your career and what led you to the position of Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the UN? I joined the Foreign Service of Pakistan in 1994. Since then I have worked in various positions in Islamabad and at our bilateral Missions in Europe...

Qatar: empowering women

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 Qatar to the UN in Geneva? After having finished my university studies crowned, with a Bachelor’s Degree...

Understanding Ecuador’s diplomatic priorities

Your Excellency, 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 Ecuador to the UN? I have been involved in the public area of diplomacy from many...

Barbados: a tropical paradise and strong diplomatic force

How did you reach the position of Permanent Representative of Barbados at the UN in Geneva? With a bit of luck, the support of mentors, a lot of hard work and a passion for representing my small, but powerful country of 260,000 people. I began my career as a foreign...

La diplomatie: plus qu’un métier, un sacerdoce

Son Excellence Omar Hilale, Représentant permanent du Royaume du Maroc près l’Organisation des Nations Unies à New York, nous parle à cœur ouvert de sa carrière de diplomate de haut vol. Excellence, pourriez-vous nous dire brièvement quel a été votre parcours jusqu’à...

DIPLOMACY

What are Peru’s diplomatic priorities?

Your Excellency, please could you tell us about your career and what led you to your current position? Throughout my life, I’ve had the privilege of exercising both my passion for university teaching and commitment to public service. I’ve been a professor of...

Balancing ambition and realism

It is the kind of February sky that you would expect in Geneva – a canopy of coy cotton hanging slightly overhead, sprinkled with morning chirrups as the good old Grand-Saconnex neighborhood timidly awakens. We are simultaneously a five-minute drive from the venerable...

An insight into the Cypriot Mission

Your Excellency, please could you tell us about your career and what led you to your current position? Becoming a diplomat was not my initial plan. While I studied law and became a barrister in London, intending to practice law in Cyprus, I quickly became convinced...

Cabo Verde – what next?

The Republic of Cabo Verde is an archipelago and island country of West Africa in the central Atlantic Ocean, a combined land area of about 4,033 square kilometers. It was uninhabited until the 15th century, when Portuguese explorers colonized the islands. Since the...

The power of Pakistan

Could you tell us about your career and what led you to the position of Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the UN? I joined the Foreign Service of Pakistan in 1994. Since then I have worked in various positions in Islamabad and at our bilateral Missions in Europe...

Qatar: empowering women

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 Qatar to the UN in Geneva? After having finished my university studies crowned, with a Bachelor’s Degree...

Understanding Ecuador’s diplomatic priorities

Your Excellency, 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 Ecuador to the UN? I have been involved in the public area of diplomacy from many...

Barbados: a tropical paradise and strong diplomatic force

How did you reach the position of Permanent Representative of Barbados at the UN in Geneva? With a bit of luck, the support of mentors, a lot of hard work and a passion for representing my small, but powerful country of 260,000 people. I began my career as a foreign...

La diplomatie: plus qu’un métier, un sacerdoce

Son Excellence Omar Hilale, Représentant permanent du Royaume du Maroc près l’Organisation des Nations Unies à New York, nous parle à cœur ouvert de sa carrière de diplomate de haut vol. Excellence, pourriez-vous nous dire brièvement quel a été votre parcours jusqu’à...

Active listening: the secret ingredient to diplomacy

What makes a good diplomat? What makes the duties of a diplomat so attractive? Ambassador Obeidat stresses the centrality of active listening, engagement, and admiration for cultural exchange. Your Excellency, why did you choose to become a diplomat? Please tell us a...

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