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 53)
Saint-Marcellin, France
Nationality French
Residence New York City
Alma mater Sciences Po, ÉNA
Profession Diplomat

François Delattre (born 15 November 1963)[1] has been the Permanent Representative of France to the United Nations in New York and head of France's UN mission since 2014. He was appointed to this position by French president François Hollande on 12 June 2014 with effect from 15 July 2014.[2] He was the Ambassador of France to the United States until 14 June 2014, an appointment made in February 2011 by President Nicolas Sarkozy.[3]


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

Delattre 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] Delattre 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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