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New Permanent Representative of United Kingdom presents credentials to the Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva

Presentation of Credentials


Simon Manley, the new Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom to the United Nations Office at Geneva, on 15 April presented his credentials to Tatiana Valovaya, Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva.

Prior to his appointment to Geneva, Mr. Manley had been serving as Director General, COVID-19, at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, and the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office in 2020. He was Ambassador to Spain and Andorra from 2013 to 2019.

Mr. Manley joined the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in 1990 and has held numerous positions there, including as Director Europe (2011 to 2013); Director Defence and Strategic Threats (2007 to 2011); Head, Counter-Terrorism Policy Department (2006 to 2007); and Head, European Union Economic, Ireland and Central Europe Team (2003 to 2006).

Mr. Manley was seconded to the European Union Council Secretariat’s Asia Unit from 1998 to 2002. He was a Second Secretary, then First Secretary for political affairs at the United Kingdom’s Mission to the United Nations in New York from 1993 to 1998.

Mr. Manley is married and has three daughters.