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]

# Country Name Date of presentation of credentials
(as of 31 March 2015)[1]
Former Permanent Representatives
1.  Afghanistan Zahir Tanin 19 December 2006
2.  Albania Ferit Hoxha 5 August 2009 Permanent Representative of Albania to the United Nations
3.  Algeria Sabri Boukadoum 14 March 2014
4.  Andorra Narcís Casal de Fonsdeviela 11 September 2009
5.  Angola Ismael Abraão Gaspar Martins 23 May 2001
6.  Antigua and Barbuda Walton Alfonso Webson 17 December 2014
7.  Argentina María Cristina Perceval 23 November 2012
8.  Armenia Zohrab Mnatsakanyan 10 June 2014
9.  Australia Gillian Elizabeth Bird 17 February 2015
10.  Austria Martin Sajdik 4 January 2012
11.  Azerbaijan Yashar T. Aliyev 10 June 2014
12.  Bahamas Elliston Rahming 13 September 2013
13.  Bahrain Jamal Fares Alrowaiei 14 September 2011
14.  Bangladesh Abulkalam Abdul Momen 27 August 2009
15.  Barbados Juliette Rosita Riley Charge d'affaires, a.i.
16.  Belarus Andrei Dapkiunas 4 January 2012
17.  Belgium Bénédicte Frankinet 13 March 2013
18.  Belize Lois Michele Young 19 September 2012
19.  Benin Jean-Francis Régis Zinsou 7 January 2010
20.  Bhutan Kunzang Choden Namgyel 25 February 2014[2]
21.  Bolivia (Plurinational State of) Sacha Sergio Llorentty Solíz 19 September 2012
22.  Bosnia and Herzegovina Mirsada Čolaković 6 July 2012
23.  Botswana Charles Thembani Ntwaagae 31 July 2008
24.  Brazil Antonio de Aguiar Patriota 24 October 2013
25.  Brunei Darussalam Dato Abdul Ghafar Ismail 28 March 2013
26.  Bulgaria Stefan Tafrov 6 June 2012
27.  Burkina Faso Der Kogda 2 December 2011
28.  Burundi Albert Shingiro 4 September 2014
29.  Cabo Verde Fernando Jorge Wahnon Ferreira 28 February 2014
30.  Cambodia Ry Tuy 28 February 2014
31.  Cameroon Michel Tommo Monthé 8 September 2008
32.  Canada Guillermo Rishchynski 14 September 2011 Permanent Representative of Canada to the United Nations
33.  Central African Republic Ambroisine Kpongo 19 September 2014
34.  Chad Mahamat Zene Cherif 13 September 2013
35.  Chile Cristián Barros Melet 16 April 2014 Permanent Representative of Chile to the United Nations
36.  China Liu Jieyi 3 September 2013 Permanent Representative of China to the United Nations
37.  Colombia Maria Emma Mejia Vélez 25 February 2014 Permanent Representative of Colombia to the United Nations
38.  Comoros Mohamed Soilihi Soilih 5 November 2014
39.  Congo Raymond-Serge Balé 11 November 2008
40.  Costa Rica Juan Carlos Mendoza García 4 September 2014
41.  Côte d'Ivoire Youssoufou Bamba 29 December 2010
42.  Croatia Vladimir Drobnjak 5 August 2013 Permanent Representative of Croatia to the United Nations
43.  Cuba Rodolfo Reyes Rodríguez 4 February 2013
44.  Cyprus Nicholas Emiliou 9 April 2012
45.  Czech Republic Edita Hrdá 24 January 2011
46.  Democratic People's Republic of Korea Ja Song Nam 28 February 2014
47.  Democratic Republic of the Congo Ignace Gata Mavita wa Lufuta 5 September 2012
48.  Denmark Ib Petersen 5 August 2013
49.  Djibouti Roble Olhaye 18 January 1988
50.  Dominica Vince Henderson 15 March 2010
51.  Dominican Republic Francisco Antonio Cortorreal 16 April 2014
52.  Ecuador Xavier Lasso Mendoza 20 December 2012
53.  Egypt Amr Abdellatif Aboulatta 14 September 2014
54.  El Salvador Rubén Ignacio Zamora Rivas 13 August 2014
55.  Equatorial Guinea Anatolio Ndong Mba 7 January 2010
56.  Eritrea Girma Asmerom Tesfay 23 April 2014
57.  Estonia Margus Kolga 16 December 2010
58.  Ethiopia Tekeda Alemu 24 January 2011
59.  Fiji Peter Thomson 4 March 2010
60.  Finland Kai Jürgen Mikael Sauer 19 August 2014 Permanent Representative of Finland to the United Nations
61.  France Francois Delattre 10 September 2009
62.  Gabon Nelson Messone 23 February 2011
63.  Gambia Mamadou Tangara 18 September 2013
64.  Georgia Kaha Imnadze[3] 23 July 2013
65.  Germany Harald Braun 14 March 2014 Permanent Representative of Germany to the United Nations
66.  Ghana Ken Kanda 8 April 2011
67.  Greece Catherine Boura 10 March 2015
68.  Grenada Denis G. Antoine 13 September 2013
69.  Guatemala Fernando Carrera Castro 19 September 2014
70.  Guinea Mamadi Touré 14 September 2011
71.  Guinea-Bissau João Soares Da Gama 13 August 2010
72.  Guyana George Wilfred Talbot 18 January 2012 Permanent Representative of Guyana to the United Nations
73.  Haiti Denis Regis 23 July 2013
74.  Honduras Mary Elizabeth Flores 29 April 2010 Permanent Representative of Honduras to the United Nations
75.  Hungary Katalin Annamária Bogyay 20 January 2015
76.  Iceland Einar Gunnarsson 20 January 2015
77.  India Asoke Kumar Mukerji 16 April 2013 Permanent Representative of India to the United Nations
78.  Indonesia Desra Percaya 10 February 2012 Permanent Representative of Indonesia to the United Nations
79.  Iran (Islamic Republic of) Gholamali Khoshroo 17 February 2015 Permanent Representative of Iran to the United Nations
80.  Iraq Mohamed Ali Alhakim 3 May 2013
81.  Ireland David Donoghue 13 September 2013
82.  Israel Ron Prosor 23 June 2011 Permanent Representative of Israel to the United Nations
83.  Italy Sebastiano Cardi 20 September 2013 Permanent Representative of Italy to the United Nations
84.  Jamaica Courtenay Rattray 25 June 2013
85.  Japan Motohide Yoshikawa 13 September 2013
86.  Jordan Dina Kawar 19 August 2014
87.  Kazakhstan Kairat Abdrakhamov 9 January 2014
88.  Kenya Macharia Kamau 16 December 2010
89.  Kiribati Makurita Baaro 19 August 2013
90.  Kuwait Mansour Ayyad SH A Alotaibi 4 March 2010
91.  Kyrgyzstan Talaibek Kydyrov 19 November 2010
92.  Lao People's Democratic Republic Khiane Phansourivong 16 April 2014
93.  Latvia Jānis Mažeiks 3 September 2013
94.  Lebanon Nawaf Salam 13 July 2007
95.  Lesotho Kelebone Maope 25 June 2013
96.  Liberia Marjon V. Kamara[4] 8 October 2009 Permanent Representative of Liberia to the United Nations
97.  Libya Ibrahim Dabbashi 23 July 2013
98.  Liechtenstein Christian Wenaweser 1 October 2002
99.  Lithuania Raimonda Murmokaitė 25 October 2012 Permanent Representative of Lithuania to the United Nations
100.  Luxembourg Sylvie Lucas 25 August 2008 Permanent Representative of Luxembourg to the United Nations
101.  Madagascar Zina Andrianarivelo-Razafy 9 September 2002
102.  Malawi Brian Bowler 17 December 2014
103.  Malaysia Datuk Hussein Haniff 13 May 2011
104.  Maldives Ahmed Sareer 20 December 2012
105.  Mali Sékou Kassé 23 July 2013
106.  Malta Christopher Grima 10 February 2012
107.  Marshall Islands Deborah Barker-Manase (Chargé d'affaires Ad interim)
108.  Mauritania Sidi Mohamed Ould Boubacar 10 June 2014
109.  Mauritius Nundini Pertaub (Chargé d'affaires Ad interim)
110.  Mexico Jorge Mario Montaño y Martínez 23 July 2013
111.  Federated States of Micronesia Jane J. Chigiyal 2 December 2011
112.  Monaco Isabelle F. Picco 11 September 2009
113.  Mongolia Od Och 8 August 2012
114.  Montenegro Milorad Šćepanović 4 June 2010
115.  Morocco Omar Hilale 23 April 2014
116.  Mozambique António Gumende 20 October 2011
117.  Myanmar Kyaw Tin 19 September 2012
118.  Namibia Wilfried Emvula 31 August 2010
119.  Nauru Marlene Moses 30 March 2005
120.    Nepal Durga Prasad Bhattarai 19 August 2013
121.  Netherlands Karel van Oosterom 5 August 2013
122.  New Zealand Gerard van Bohemen 17 July 2009 List of Permanent Representatives of New Zealand to the United Nations in New York
123.  Nicaragua María Rubiales de Chamorro 13 July 2007
124.  Niger Baboucar Boureima 4 January 2012
125.  Nigeria U. Joy Ogwu 7 May 2008
126.  Norway Geir O. Pedersen 5 September 2012
127.  Oman Lyutha Al-Mughairy 8 April 2011
128.  Pakistan Maleeha Lodhi 10 March 2015 Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the United Nations
129.  Palau Caleb T. O. Otto 3 September 2013
130.  Panama Laura E. Flores H. 17 July 2009 Permanent Representative of Panama to the United Nations
131.  Papua New Guinea Robert Guba Aisi 25 June 2002
132.  Paraguay Federico Alberto González Franco 20 January 2015
133.  Peru Gustavo Adolfo Meza-Cuadra Velásquez 24 October 2013
134.  Philippines Irene Susan Barreiro Natividad (Chargé d'affaires Ad interim)
135.  Poland Boguslaw Winid 4 September 2014
136.  Portugal Alvaro José Costa de Mendonça e Moura 16 April 2013
137.  Qatar Alya bint Ahmed Al Thani 24 October 2013
138.  Republic of Korea Joon Oh 20 September 2013
139.  Republic of Moldova Vlad Lupan 18 January 2012
140.  Romania Simona Mirela Miculescu 5 June 2008
141.  Russian Federation Vitaly Churkin 1 May 2006 Permanent Representative of Russia to the United Nations
142.  Rwanda Eugène-Richard Gasana 17 July 2009
143.  Saint Kitts and Nevis Delano Frank Bart 30 November 2006
144.  Saint Lucia Menissa Rambally 6 June 2012
145.  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Inga Rhonda King 13 September 2013
146.  Samoa Ali'ioaiga Feturi Elisaia 18 September 2003
147.  San Marino Daniele D. Bodini 9 August 2005
148.  São Tomé and Príncipe Carlos Filomeno Agostinho das Neves[5] 19 September 2012
149.  Saudi Arabia Abdallah Yahya A. Al-Mouallimi 23 June 2011
150.  Senegal Fodé Seck 19 September 2014
151.  Serbia Milan Milanović 19 August 2013
152.  Seychelles Marie-Louise Potter 5 September 2012
153.  Sierra Leone Vandi Chidi Minah 18 September 2013
154.  Singapore Karen Tan 19 August 2013
155.  Slovakia František Ružička 5 September 2012
156.  Slovenia Andrej Logar 3 September 2013
157.  Solomon Islands Colin Beck 26 November 2003
158.  Somalia Elmi Ahmed Duale 18 October 2005
159.  South Africa Jeremiah Nyamane Kingsley Mamabolo[6] 13 March 2013
160.  South Sudan Francis Deng 19 September 2012
161.  Spain Román Oyarzun Marchesi 9 January 2014
162.  Sri Lanka Palitha T. B. Kohona 11 September 2009 Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the United Nations
163.  Sudan Hassan Hamid Hassan (Chargé d'affaires Ad interim)
164.  Suriname Henry L. Mac-Donald 16 August 2007
165.  Swaziland Zwelethu Mnisi 24 August 2010
166.  Sweden Olof Skoog 10 March 2015 Permanent Representative of Sweden to the United Nations
167.   Switzerland Paul Seger 4 June 2010
168.  Syrian Arab Republic Bashar Jaafari 31 July 2006 Permanent Representative of Syria to the United Nations
169.  Tajikistan Mahmadamin Mahmadaminov 25 February 2014
170.  Thailand Virachai Plasai 10 March 2015
171.  Republic of Macedonia[7] Vasile Andonovski 14 March 2014
172.  Timor-Leste Sofia Mesquíta Borges 4 March 2010
173.  Togo Kodjo Menan 25 June 2009
174.  Tonga Mahe 'Uli'uli Sandhurst Tupouniua 19 August 2013
175.  Trinidad and Tobago Rodney Charles 16 December 2010
176.  Tunisia Mohamed Khaled Khiari 23 November 2012
177.  Turkey Yaşar Halit Çevik 25 October 2012
178.  Turkmenistan Aksoltan Toreevna Ataeva 23 February 1995
179.  Tuvalu Aunese Simati 20 December 2012
180.  Uganda Richard Nduhuura 15 May 2013
181.  Ukraine Yuriy Sergeyev 15 May 2007 Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the United Nations
182.  United Arab Emirates Lana Zaki Nusseibeh 18 September 2013
183.  United Kingdom Matthew Rycroft April 2015 Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom to the United Nations
184.  United Republic of Tanzania Tuvako Nathaniel Manongi 19 September 2012 Permanent Representative of Tanzania to the United Nations
185.  United States of America Samantha Power 5 August 2013 United States Ambassador to the United Nations
186.  Uruguay Gonzalo Koncke Pizzorno 9 January 2014
187.  Uzbekistan Muzaffarbek Madrakhimov 23 April 2014
188.  Vanuatu Odo Tevi 13 August 2014
189.  Venezuela Rafael Darío Ramírez Carreño 16 January 2015
190.  Viet Nam Nguyen Phuong Nga 5 November 2014
191.  Yemen Khaled Hussein Mohamed Alyemany 20 January 2015
192.  Zambia Mwaba Patricia Kasese-Bota 10 February 2012
193.  Zimbabwe Frederick Musiiwa Makamure Shava 19 September 2014

United Nations General Assembly observers[edit]

Non-member observer states[edit]

(as of 31 March 2015)

State Name Date of presentation
of credentials [1]
Former Permanent Observers
 Holy See Bernardito Auza 1 July 2014 Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations
State of Palestine Palestine Riyad Mansour 10 May 2005[8]

Intergovernmental organizations[edit]

Entity Name Date of presentation
of credentials
African Union Téte António[9] 9 November 2009
European Union Thomas Mayr-Harting[10] 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] (as of 11 October 2013)

Entity Name Date of presentation
of credentials
International Committee of the Red Cross Walter A. Füllemann[12] 27 August 2009
International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies Marwan Jilani[13] 8 October 2009
International Olympic Committee Mario Pescante[14] 15 March 2010
Inter-Parliamentary Union Miguel Bermeo-Estrella director ad interim[15][16] 12 October 2012
Sovereign Military Order of Malta Robert L. Shafer[17] 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 Tuesday, 31 March 2015)" (PDF). United Nations Protocol and Liaison Service. Retrieved 3 April 2015. 
  2. ^ http://www.un.int/protocol/sites/www.un.int/files/Protocol%20and%20Liaison%20Service/headsofmissions.pdf
  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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