DIPLOMACY

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...

Danish diplomacy on an international platform

On September 1st 2022, Erik Brøgger Rasmussen was appointed the new Permanent Representative of Denmark to the United Nations Office at Geneva. He speaks candidly about his work in foreign service and how Denmark has become globally renowned for its humanitarian...

Knowing Azerbaijan – the land of fire, equity, and development!

Excellency, what are the key priorities of Azerbaijan’s mission in this decade, and why are they important for the world? One of the key priority areas for Azerbaijan is developing, digitising, and modernising land, rail, and energy transport routes. Developing our...

Costa Rica: there’s more to us than just national parks

Please tell us briefly about your career, why you joined the diplomatic service, and how you were appointed to your current position as Deputy Permanent Representative of Costa Rica to the UN? I was nine years old when I announced to my parents that I wanted to become...

Diplomacy in the family

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 Canada to the UN? My father, Saul Rae, was a career diplomat, and served, among others, as Canada’s...

India – Peace, multilateralism, and inclusive development

Excellency, could you please share with us briefly a few words about your career and how it has shaped your life?  I joined the Indian Foreign Service in 1990 and have served as Consul General of India in Guangzhou, China; Deputy Ambassador of India to France;...

Let’s expand the language!

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 the United Republic of Tanzania to the UN? Throughout my career, I have worked in public service as the...

From mundane work experience to ambassador

Why did you join the diplomatic service? Since early childhood, my family fostered my passion to discover new places and cultures. I would spend hours looking at colored photographs collected from random places around the world. I got a bachelor’s degree in Public...

DIPLOMACY

Danish diplomacy on an international platform

On September 1st 2022, Erik Brøgger Rasmussen was appointed the new Permanent Representative of Denmark to the United Nations Office at Geneva. He speaks candidly about his work in foreign service and how Denmark has become globally renowned for its humanitarian...

Knowing Azerbaijan – the land of fire, equity, and development!

Excellency, what are the key priorities of Azerbaijan’s mission in this decade, and why are they important for the world? One of the key priority areas for Azerbaijan is developing, digitising, and modernising land, rail, and energy transport routes. Developing our...

Costa Rica: there’s more to us than just national parks

Please tell us briefly about your career, why you joined the diplomatic service, and how you were appointed to your current position as Deputy Permanent Representative of Costa Rica to the UN? I was nine years old when I announced to my parents that I wanted to become...

Diplomacy in the family

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 Canada to the UN? My father, Saul Rae, was a career diplomat, and served, among others, as Canada’s...

India – Peace, multilateralism, and inclusive development

Excellency, could you please share with us briefly a few words about your career and how it has shaped your life?  I joined the Indian Foreign Service in 1990 and have served as Consul General of India in Guangzhou, China; Deputy Ambassador of India to France;...

Let’s expand the language!

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 the United Republic of Tanzania to the UN? Throughout my career, I have worked in public service as the...

From mundane work experience to ambassador

Why did you join the diplomatic service? Since early childhood, my family fostered my passion to discover new places and cultures. I would spend hours looking at colored photographs collected from random places around the world. I got a bachelor’s degree in Public...

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...

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