Ferit Hoxha

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His Excellency
Ferit Hoxha
12th Permanent Representative of Albania to the United Nations
Incumbent
Assumed office
5 August 2009
President Bamir Topi
Bujar Nishani
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
Preceded by Adrian Neritani
Personal details
Born Ferit Hoxha
(1967-02-22) February 22, 1967 (age 47)
Koplik, Albania
Alma mater University of Tirana

Ferit Hoxha (born 22 February 1967 in Koplik, Albania) is the Permanent Representative of Albania to the United Nations, in New York.[1]

Early life and education[edit]

Hoxha graduated from the University of Tirana in French language and civilization. In 1992 he also attended the Netherlands Institute of International Relations at Clingendael in the Hague. In 1998 he attended the Center of International and Security Studies in Maryland, United States. In 2007 he attended a special course for high level management with Georgetown University.

Career[edit]

Hoxha joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1991. From 1993 to 1995 he was Deputy Director for Multilateral Cooperation and International Relations in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Albania. In 1995, he served as Counselor to the Permanent Mission of Albania to the United Nations in New York. From 1996 to 1998, he has been the Director of that Department for Multilateral Cooperation and International Relations in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

From 1998 to 2001 Hoxha was Head of the Mission of Albania to the European Union in Brussels and concurrently Ambassador to Belgium and Luxembourg from 1999 to 2001. From 2001 to 2006, Hoxha was the Ambassador to France and from 2003 to 2006 was Ambassador to Portugal, resident in Paris. From 2001 to 2007 he has also been Personal Representative of the Head of State to the Permanent Council of the International Organization of la Francophonie.

Between 2006 and 2009 he was Secretary General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. During this time he served also as National Coordinator for the Alliance of Civilizations and National Coordinator for the Barcelona Process–Union for the Mediterranean, a position he held since 2008. In September 2007 he was also appointed Albania’s Governor to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Board of Governors and served there until September 2009.

He has presented his credentials to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on August 5, 2009. He is also accredited as Albania's ambassador to Cuba.[2][3]

Honours[edit]

Hoxha has been bestowed Grand Officer of the French National Order of Merit. He has been awarded the title "Personalite Francophone for the year 2007" by the Albanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Personal life[edit]

He is married to Armelle Montenot and they have two children, Gabriel and Max.


References[edit]

  1. ^ "New Permanent Representative of Albania Presents Credentials". United Nations. 2009-08-05. Retrieved 2009-12-28. 
  2. ^ Itano, Nicole (June 11, 2007). "Why Albania embraces Bush". The Christian Science Monitor. Retrieved 28 December 2009. 
  3. ^ "OIC passes Albania's resolution backing supervised independence for Kosovo". ATA news agency (Tirana). May 18, 2007. Retrieved 28 December 2009.