David Hannay, Baron Hannay of Chiswick
Starting in 1965 and continuing into the early 1970s, he was a representative of the British government in discussions which led to the United Kingdom's entry into the European Economic Community in 1973.
He held various positions at the Foreign Office in London during the 1970s and 1980s. He was a minister at the British Embassy in Washington, DC, in 1984–1985, and was then promoted to ambassador and permanent representative to the European Economic Community from 1985 to 1990. After that posting he spent the next five years as ambassador and permanent representative to the United Nations.
Whilst in his role as ambassador to the UN in 1994, Hannay was one of several who objected to the use of the term genocide in a Security Council draft resolution on the killings in Rwanda. The term was removed from the final resolution thus delaying UN action to prevent further bloodshed.
Hannay took on specialized roles such as United Nations Special Representative for Cyprus between 1996 and 2003 and was a member of the UN High Level Panel on Threats, Challenges and Change, reporting to the Secretary-General in December 2004.
He chaired the Board of United Nations Association UK from January 2006 to January 2011 and is now chair of the UN All-Party Parliamentary Group. He is currently a member of the Top Level Group for Nuclear Disarmament and Non-proliferation and the Lords EU Select Committee, chairing the Sub-Committee on Home Affairs, Health and Education.
David Hannay is married to Gillian Hannay and has four sons and eleven grandchildren.
- Cyprus: The Search for a Solution. London: I.B.Tauris, 2005. ISBN 9781850436652
- Britain's Quest for a Role: A Diplomatic Memoir from Europe to the UN. London: I.B.Tauris, 2013. ISBN 9781780760568
- "Baron Hannay of Chiswick". International Who's Who. 2004. p. 686. Retrieved 10 November 2014.
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- Biography from the Birmingham University website
- Biography from the UK Parliament website
- Lords EU Select Committee on the UK Parliament website
- UNA-UK Biography on the UNA-UK website
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