New Permanent Representative of Lithuania Presents Credentials to the Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva
Darius Staniulis, the new Permanent Representative of Lithuania to the United Nations Office at Geneva, today presented his credentials to Tatiana Valovaya, the Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva.
Prior to his appointment in Geneva, Mr. Staniulis served as the Director of the United Nations, International Organizations and Human Rights Department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania since 2018, where he also served as Deputy Director from 2011 to 2015. He was a Minister Plenipotentiary at the Permanent Representation of Lithuania to the European Union from 2015 to 2018. He was posted at the Permanent Mission of Lithuania to the United Nations Office at Geneva from 2008 to 2011.
A career diplomat, Mr. Staniulis served as Head of the Human Rights Division of the Lithuanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs from 2004 to 2008. He joined the Lithuanian Diplomatic Service in 1993 and began his first assignments in legal and consular areas, moving to human rights issues in 2001, which primarily included involvement in activities at the United Nations and expert committees of the Council of Europe. He has served in different positions at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, as well as in the Lithuanian Consulate General in New York, the Permanent Mission of Lithuania in Geneva, and the Permanent Representation of Lithuania to the European Union. He was also seconded to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe Mission to Georgia.
Mr. Staniulis completed law studies focused on international law, in Lithuania and the United Kingdom.