Ramzy Ezzeldin Ramzy

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Ramzy Ezzeldin Ramzy (born February 4, 1954) is the Deputy Special Envoy of the Secretary-General of the United Nations for Syria.[1]


Born on February 4, 1954, Ramzy was educated at the American University in Cairo where he received his BA in Economics in 1974, and at the University of Surrey, United Kingdom, where he completed his M.Sc. in Economics in 1975.

Ambassador Ramzy assumed the position of Deputy Special Envoy of the UN Secretary General for Syria in September 2014.

Prior to this, he served as Head of the Mission of the League of Arab States to Austria and Permanent Observer to the United Nations and other International Organizations in Vienna (May 2013–August 2014). He also served as First Under Secretary at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Arab Republic of Egypt (September – December 2012). Ambassador Ramzy was Ambassador of Egypt to the Federal Republic of Germany (2008-2012).[2]

Prior to his assignment to Berlin, Ramzy served as the Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs for Economic Affairs and International Cooperation (2007–2008). Ambassador Ramzy served as Ambassador to Austria[3] (2003–2007) where he also served as Permanent Representative to the United Nations and other international Organizations based in Vienna. He also served as Egypt's Governor to the Board of Governors of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) where he was Vice-Chairman during the period 2005-2006. He was also Egypt's Non-Resident Ambassador to the Slovak Republic (2004–2007). During that period he also served as the representative of Egypt to the OSCE.

Ramzy served as Ambassador to Brazil (1997–2000) and Non-Resident Ambassador to Suriname and Guyana. He served at the Egyptian Embassies in Washington, D.C., Moscow and to the Permanent Mission of Egypt to the United Nations in New York City.

His assignments at the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs also included Deputy Assistant Minister for Disarmament and International Security Affairs ( 2000- 2003), and Director for United Nations Affairs ( 1991-1993).

Ambassador Ramzy has served as Head of Egyptian delegations to the Non-Aligned Ministerial conference (Tehran August 2012), UNCTAD XII (Accra 2008), General Conferences of IAEA,[4] United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) as well as the Preparatory Committee of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO), United Nations Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (CCPCJ), United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND), Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS) and OSCE Ministerial Conferences.

Ambassador Ramzy has also been a member of Egyptian delegations to numerous international and regional conferences and meetings including the UN General Assembly, Summits and Ministerial Meetings of the Arab League, the African Union (AU), the Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC) and Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC).

Among others, Ambassador Ramzy has received the Order of Merit, Fifth Class from Egypt and the GRA-CRUZ da Ordem Nacional do Cruzeiro do Sul from Brazil.


  1. ^ "South-south coop booming". Bangladesh News. 27 April 2008. Retrieved 1 December 2010.
  2. ^ "German 'veil martyr' trial opens under tight security". The Namibian. AFP. 27 October 2009. Retrieved 1 December 2010.
  3. ^ Alissa J. Rubin (27 February 2006). "The World; Case Against Iran Differs From Iraq; This time, the U.N. nuclear agency is the key source of data. It has evidence that may back up suspicions of a secret weapons program". Los Angeles Times. p. A.4. Retrieved 1 December 2010. ....Ramzy Ezzeldin Ramzy, the Egyptian ambassador to Austria and a vice chair of the IAEA board of governors....
  4. ^ "IAEA okays Iran aid cut". Daily Times. 9 March 2007. Retrieved 1 December 2010.