François Delattre

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François Delattre
Permanent Representative of France to the United Nations
Assumed office
15 July 2014
President François Hollande
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
Preceded by Gérard Araud
Ambassador of France to the United States
In office
President Nicolas Sarkozy
François Hollande
Preceded by Pierre Vimont
Succeeded by Gérard Araud
French ambassador to Canada
In office
Personal details
Born (1963-11-15) 15 November 1963 (age 51)
Saint-Marcellin, France
Nationality French
Residence New York City
Alma mater Sciences Po, ÉNA
Profession Diplomat

François Delattre (born 15 November 1963)[1] was appointed by President François Hollande on June 12, 2014, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the French Republic in the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) and Head of the Permanent Mission of France to the United Nations in New York effective July 15, 2014.[2] He was the Ambassador of the French Republic to the United States until June 14, 2014, an appointment made in February 2011 by President Nicolas Sarkozy.[3]


He graduated from Sciences Po in Paris in 1984 and the École nationale d'administration with a degree in international law in 1989.

He joined the French Foreign Ministry in 1989, he served at the French embassy to Germany, and in the Department of Strategic Affairs and Disarmament.[4] He was Press and Communications Director at the French Embassy in Washington, D.C. from 1998 to 2002, Deputy Director of the French Foreign Minister’s Office from 2002 to 2004, French Consul General in New York City from 2004 to 2008, and Ambassador of France to Canada from 2008 to 2011.[5][6][7]


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