List of current Permanent Representatives to the United Nations

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This is a list of the current Permanent Representatives to the United Nations at United Nations Headquarters, New York City. Listed are the country that they represent and the date that they presented their credentials to the UN Secretary-General.[1] The list is sorted by the official order in which the flags are flown in front of UN buildings. This is also the seating arrangement in the General Assembly. Permanent representatives are also appointed to the United Nations Offices in Geneva, Vienna, and Nairobi; and Permanent Delegates to UNESCO Headquarters at Paris, France.

United Nations member states[edit]

Name Country Date of presentation of credentials (as of 31 January 2014)[1] Former Permanent Representatives
Zahir Tanin  Afghanistan 19 December 2006
Ferit Hoxha  Albania 5 August 2009 Permanent Representative of Albania to the United Nations
Mourad Benmehidi  Algeria 25 August 2008
Narcís Casal de Fonsdeviela  Andorra 11 September 2009
Ismael Abraão Gaspar Martins  Angola 23 May 2001
Anthony Liverpool (Alternate Permanent Representative)  Antigua and Barbuda
María Cristina Perceval  Argentina 23 November 2012
Garen Nazarian  Armenia 10 September 2009
Gary Quinlan  Australia 25 June 2009 Permanent Representative of Australia to the United Nations
Martin Sajdik  Austria 4 January 2012
Agshin Mehdiyev  Azerbaijan 30 November 2006
Elliston Rahming  Bahamas 13 September 2013
Jamal Fares Alrowaiei  Bahrain 14 September 2011
Abulkalam Abdul Momen  Bangladesh 27 August 2009
Joseph Goddard[2]  Barbados 9 September 2010 Permanent Representative of Barbados to the United Nations
Andrei Dapkiunas  Belarus 4 January 2012
Bénédicte Frankinet  Belgium 13 March 2013
Lois Michele Young  Belize 19 September 2012
Jean-Francis Régis Zinsou  Benin 7 January 2010
Kunzang Choden Namgyel (Chargé d'affaires Ad interim)  Bhutan
Sacha Sergio Llorentty Solíz  Bolivia (Plurinational State of) 19 September 2012
Mirsada Čolaković  Bosnia and Herzegovina 6 July 2012
Charles Thembani Ntwaagae  Botswana 31 July 2008
Antonio de Aguiar Patriota  Brazil 24 October 2013
Dato Abdul Ghafar Ismail  Brunei Darussalam 28 March 2013
Stefan Tafrov  Bulgaria 6 June 2012
Der Kogda  Burkina Faso 2 December 2011
Herménégilde Niyonzima  Burundi 20 October 2011
Edna Filomena Barreto (Chargé d'affaires Ad interim)  Cabo Verde
Meng Eang Nay (Chargé d'affaires Ad interim)  Cambodia
Michel Tommo Monthé  Cameroon 8 September 2008
Guillermo Rishchynski  Canada 14 September 2011 Permanent Representative of Canada to the United Nations
Charles-Armel Doubane  Central African Republic 23 June 2011
Mahamat Zene Cherif  Chad 13 September 2013
Cristian Barros  Chile 16 April 2014 Permanent Representative of Chile to the United Nations
Liu Jieyi  China 3 September 2013 Permanent Representative of China to the United Nations
Néstor Osorio Londoño  Colombia 22 November 2010 Permanent Representative of Colombia to the United Nations
Roubani Kaambi  Comoros 5 September 2012
Raymond-Serge Balé  Congo 11 November 2008
Eduardo Ulibarri  Costa Rica 13 August 2010
Youssoufou Bamba  Côte d'Ivoire 29 December 2010
Vladimir Drobnjak  Croatia 5 August 2013 Permanent Representative of Croatia to the United Nations
Rodolfo Reyes Rodríguez  Cuba 4 February 2013
Nicholas Emiliou  Cyprus 9 April 2012
Edita Hrdá  Czech Republic 24 January 2011
Sin Son-ho  Democratic People's Republic of Korea 7 May 2008
Ignace Gata Mavita wa Lufuta  Democratic Republic of the Congo 5 September 2012
Ib Petersen  Denmark 5 August 2013
Roble Olhaye  Djibouti 18 January 1988
Vince Henderson  Dominica 15 March 2010
Héctor Virgilio Alcántara Mejía  Dominican Republic 23 August 2011
Xavier Lasso Mendoza  Ecuador 20 December 2012
Mootaz Ahmadein Khalil  Egypt 6 June 2012
Ruben Zamora  El Salvador 13 August 2014
Anatolio Ndong Mba  Equatorial Guinea 7 January 2010
Araya Desta  Eritrea 14 December 2005
Margus Kolga  Estonia 16 December 2010
Tekeda Alemu  Ethiopia 24 January 2011
Peter Thomson  Fiji 4 March 2010
Jarmo Veli Tapio Viinanen  Finland 8 April 2009 Permanent Representative of Finland to the United Nations
Gérard Araud  France 10 September 2009
Nelson Messone  Gabon 23 February 2011
Mamadou Tangara  Gambia 18 September 2013
Kaha Imnadze[3]  Georgia 23 July 2013
Harald Braun  Germany 14 March 2014
Ken Kanda  Ghana 8 April 2011
Michel Spinellis  Greece 3 May 2013
Denis G. Antoine  Grenada 13 September 2013
Gert Rosenthal  Guatemala 7 May 2008
Mamadi Touré  Guinea 14 September 2011
João Soares Da Gama  Guinea-Bissau 13 August 2010
George Wilfred Talbot  Guyana 18 January 2012 Permanent Representative of Guyana to the United Nations
Denis Regis  Haiti 23 July 2013
Mary Elizabeth Flores  Honduras 29 April 2010 Permanent Representative of Honduras to the United Nations
Csaba Körösi  Hungary 9 September 2010
Gréta Gunnarsdóttir  Iceland 13 May 2011
Asoke Kumar Mukerji  India 16 April 2013 Permanent Representative of India to the United Nations
Desra Percaya  Indonesia 10 February 2012 Permanent Representative of Indonesia to the United Nations
Mohammad Khazaee  Iran (Islamic Republic of) 25 July 2007 Permanent Representative of Iran to the United Nations
Mohamed Ali Alhakim  Iraq 3 May 2013
David Donoghue  Ireland 13 September 2013
Ron Prosor  Israel 23 June 2011 Permanent Representative of Israel to the United Nations
Sebastiano Cardi  Italy 20 September 2013 Permanent Representative of Italy to the United Nations
Courtenay Rattray  Jamaica 25 June 2013
Motohide Yoshikawa  Japan 13 September 2013
Prince Zeid bin Ra'ad  Jordan 9 September 2010
Kairat Abdrakhamov  Kazakhstan 9 January 2014
Macharia Kamau  Kenya 16 December 2010
Makurita Baaro  Kiribati 19 August 2013
Mansour Ayyad SH A Alotaibi  Kuwait 4 March 2010
Talaibek Kydyrov  Kyrgyzstan 19 November 2010
Saleumxay Kommasith  Lao People's Democratic Republic 9 April 2012
Jānis Mažeiks  Latvia 3 September 2013
Nawaf Salam  Lebanon 13 July 2007
Kelebone Maope  Lesotho 25 June 2013
Marjon V. Kamara[4]  Liberia 8 October 2009 Permanent Representative of Liberia to the United Nations
Ibrahim Dabbashi  Libya 23 July 2013
Christian Wenaweser  Liechtenstein 1 October 2002
Raimonda Murmokaitė  Lithuania 25 October 2012 Permanent Representative of Lithuania to the United Nations
Sylvie Lucas  Luxembourg 25 August 2008
Zina Andrianarivelo-Razafy  Madagascar 9 September 2002
Charles P. Msosa  Malawi 4 February 2013
Datuk Hussein Haniff  Malaysia 13 May 2011
Ahmed Sareer  Maldives 20 December 2012
Sékou Kassé  Mali 23 July 2013
Christopher Grima  Malta 10 February 2012
Amatlain Elizabeth Kabua  Marshall Islands 8 August 2012
Jiddou Jiddou (Chargé d'affaires Ad interim)  Mauritania
Milan Jaya Nyamrajsingh Meetarbhan  Mauritius 24 January 2011
Jorge Mario Montaño y Martínez  Mexico 23 July 2013
Jane Jimmy Chigiyal  Federated States of Micronesia 2 December 2011
Isabelle F. Picco  Monaco 11 September 2009
Od Och  Mongolia 8 August 2012
Milorad Šćepanović  Montenegro 4 June 2010
Mohammed Loulichki  Morocco 21 November 2008
António Gumende  Mozambique 20 October 2011
Kyaw Tin  Myanmar 19 September 2012
Wilfried Emvula  Namibia 31 August 2010
Marlene Moses  Nauru 30 March 2005
Durga Prasad Bhattarai    Nepal 19 August 2013
Karel van Oosterom  Netherlands 5 August 2013
Jim McLay  New Zealand 17 July 2009 List of Permanent Representatives of New Zealand to the United Nations in New York
María Rubiales de Chamorro  Nicaragua 13 July 2007
Baboucar Boureima  Niger 4 January 2012
U. Joy Ogwu  Nigeria 7 May 2008
Geir O. Pedersen  Norway 5 September 2012
Lyutha Al-Mughairy  Oman 8 April 2011
Masood Khan  Pakistan 12 October 2012 Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the United Nations
Caleb T. O. Otto  Palau 3 September 2013
Pablo Antonio Thalassinós  Panama 17 July 2009 Permanent Representative of Panama to the United Nations
Robert Guba Aisi  Papua New Guinea 25 June 2002
José Antonio Dos Santos  Paraguay 10 September 2009
Gustavo Adolfo Meza-Cuadra Velásquez  Peru 24 October 2013
Libran N. Cabactulan  Philippines 29 April 2010
Ryszard Stanisław Sarkowicz  Poland 5 September 2012
Alvaro José Costa de Mendonça e Moura  Portugal 16 April 2013
Ahmed bin Saif Al Thani  Qatar 24 October 2013
Joon Oh  Republic of Korea 20 September 2013
Vlad Lupan  Republic of Moldova 18 January 2012
Simona Mirela Miculescu  Romania 5 June 2008
Vitaly Churkin  Russian Federation 1 May 2006 Permanent Representative of Russia to the United Nations
Eugène-Richard Gasana  Rwanda 17 July 2009
Delano Frank Bart  Saint Kitts and Nevis 30 November 2006
Menissa Rambally  Saint Lucia 6 June 2012
Inga Rhonda King  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 13 September 2013
Ali'ioaiga Feturi Elisaia  Samoa 18 September 2003
Daniele D. Bodini  San Marino 9 August 2005
Carlos Filomeno Agostinho das Neves[5]  São Tomé and Príncipe 19 September 2012
Abdallah Yahya A. Al-Mouallimi  Saudi Arabia 23 June 2011
Abdou Salam Diallo  Senegal 19 November 2010
Milan Milanović  Serbia 19 August 2013
Marie-Louise Potter  Seychelles 5 September 2012
Vandi Chidi Minah  Sierra Leone 18 September 2013
Karen Tan  Singapore 19 August 2013
František Ružička  Slovakia 5 September 2012
Andrej Logar  Slovenia 3 September 2013
Colin Beck  Solomon Islands 26 November 2003
Elmi Ahmed Duale  Somalia 18 October 2005
Jeremiah Nyamane Kingsley Mamabolo[6]  South Africa 13 March 2013
Francis Deng  South Sudan 19 September 2012
Román Oyarzun Marchesi  Spain 9 January 2014
Palitha T. B. Kohona  Sri Lanka 11 September 2009 Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the United Nations
Hassan Hamid Hassan (Chargé d'affaires Ad interim)  Sudan
Henry L. Mac-Donald  Suriname 16 August 2007
Zwelethu Mnisi  Swaziland 24 August 2010
Mårten Grunditz  Sweden 4 June 2010 Permanent Representative of Sweden to the United Nations
Paul Seger   Switzerland 4 June 2010
Bashar Jaafari  Syrian Arab Republic 31 July 2006 Permanent Representative of Syria to the United Nations
Lukmon Isomatov (Chargé d'affaires Ad interim)  Tajikistan
Norachit Sinhaseni  Thailand 5 August 2009
Sanja Zografska-Krsteška (Chargé d'affaires Ad interim)  Republic of Macedonia[7]
Sofia Mesquíta Borges  Timor-Leste 4 March 2010
Kodjo Menan  Togo 25 June 2009
Mahe 'Uli'uli Sandhurst Tupouniua  Tonga 19 August 2013
Rodney Charles  Trinidad and Tobago 16 December 2010
Mohamed Khaled Khiari  Tunisia 23 November 2012
Yaşar Halit Çevik  Turkey 25 October 2012
Aksoltan Toreevna Ataeva  Turkmenistan 23 February 1995
Aunese Simati  Tuvalu 20 December 2012
Richard Nduhuura  Uganda 15 May 2013
Yuriy Sergeyev  Ukraine 15 May 2007
Lana Zaki Nusseibeh  United Arab Emirates 18 September 2013
Mark Lyall Grant  United Kingdom 9 November 2009 Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom to the United Nations
Tuvako Nathaniel Manongi  United Republic of Tanzania 19 September 2012 Permanent Representative of Tanzania to the United Nations
Samantha Power  United States of America 5 August 2013 United States Ambassador to the United Nations
Gonzalo Koncke Pizzorno  Uruguay 9 January 2014
Ildar Shigabutdinow (Chargé d'affaires Ad interim)  Uzbekistan
Eric Belleay Kalotiti (Chargé d'affaires Ad interim)  Vanuatu
Samuel Moncada  Venezuela 13 September 2013
Le Hoai Trung  Viet Nam 20 July 2011
Jamal Abdullah Al-Sallal  Yemen 8 April 2011
Mwaba Patricia Kasese-Bota  Zambia 10 February 2012
Chitsaka Chipaziwa  Zimbabwe 13 August 2010

United Nations General Assembly observers[edit]

Non-member observer states[edit]

Name State Date of presentation of credentials (as of 31 January 2014)[1] Former Permanent Observers
Francis Chullikatt  Holy See 14 September 2010 Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations
Riyad Mansour State of PalestinePalestine 10 May 2005[8]

Intergovernmental organizations[edit]

Name Entity Date of presentation of credentials
Téte António[9] African Union 9 November 2009
Thomas Mayr-Harting[10] European Union 20 October 2011


Other entities[edit]

Listed below are representatives from organizations, not sovereign states, described by the United Nations as "Other entities having received a standing invitation to participate as observers in the sessions and the work of the General Assembly and maintaining permanent offices at Headquarters."[11]

Name Entity Date of presentation of credentials (as of 11 October 2013)
Walter A. Füllemann[12] International Committee of the Red Cross 27 August 2009
Marwan Jilani[13] International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies 8 October 2009
Mario Pescante[14] International Olympic Committee 15 March 2010
Miguel Bermeo-Estrella director ad interim[15][16] Inter-Parliamentary Union 12 October 2012
Robert L. Shafer[17] Sovereign Military Order of Malta 8 June 2004

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "List of Permanent Representatives and Observers to the United Nations in New York (As of Friday, 31 January 2014)". United Nations Protocol and Liaison Service. Retrieved 12 February 2014. 
  2. ^ "New Permanent Representative of Barbados presents credentials". United Nations Department of Public Information, News and Media Division, New York. Retrieved 7 October 2013. 
  3. ^ "Biographical note - New permanent Representative of Georgia presents credentials". United Nations Department of Public Information, News and Media Division, New York. Retrieved 21 September 2013. 
  4. ^ "New Permanent Representative of Liberia presents credentials". United Nations Department of Public Information, News and Media Division, New York. Retrieved 7 October 2013. 
  5. ^ "New Permanent Representative of Sao Tome and Principe presents credentials". United Nations Department of Public Information, News and Media Division, New York. Retrieved 20 October 2013. 
  6. ^ "Biographical note - New Permanent Representative of South Africa presents credentials". United Nations Department of Public Information, News and Media Division, New York. Retrieved 21 September 2013. 
  7. ^ Referred to by the United Nations as "The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia" due to the Macedonia naming dispute, and alphabetically ordered accordingly.
  8. ^ "Biographical note - New Permanent Observer of Palestine presents appointment letter". Retrieved 10 October 2013. 
  9. ^ "Biographical note - New Permanent Observer for African Union presents appointment letter". United Nations Department of Public Information, News and Media Division, New York. Retrieved 10 October 2013. 
  10. ^ "Biographical note - New head of delegation of European Union presents appointment letter". United Nations Department of Public Information, News and Media Division, New York. Retrieved 21 September 2013. 
  11. ^ "Permanent Observers". United Nations Publications, New York. Retrieved 11 October 2013. 
  12. ^ "Biographical note - New Head of the International Committee of the Red Cross Delegation presents appointment letter". United Nations Department of Public Information, News and Media Division, New York. Retrieved 10 October 2013. 
  13. ^ "Biographical note - New Head of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies Delegation presents appointment letter". United Nations Department of Public Information, News and Media Division, New York. Retrieved 11 October 2013. 
  14. ^ "Biographical note - New Permanent Observer of the International Olympic Committee presents appointment letter". United Nations Department of Public Information, News and Media Division, New York. Retrieved 10 October 2013. 
  15. ^ "IPU Office in New York". Information Office, Inter-Parliamentary Union, Geneva. Retrieved 11 October 2013. 
  16. ^ "Biographical note - New Permanent Observer for Inter-Parliamentary Union presents appointment letter". United Nations Department of Public Information, News and Media Division, New York. Retrieved 10 October 2013. 
  17. ^ Former Permanent Observers of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta to the United Nations

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