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New Permanent Representative of Ireland Presents Credentials to the Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva

Presentation of Credentials

Noel White, the new Permanent Representative of Ireland 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 to Geneva, Mr. White served as Ambassador at the European Union Political and Security Committee since February 2017. He also served as Director of International Security Policy at the Department of Foreign Affairs headquarters in Dublin from 2016 to 2017; Ireland’s Ambassador to Australia, also accredited to New Zealand, Fiji, Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea from 2012 to 2016; and Director/Spokesperson at the Press Office at headquarters from 2010 to 2012.

Other posts he has held include being a Political Administrator at the European Union General Secretariat of the Council from 2009 to 2010 and from 2000 to 2001; Director of Development Cooperation at headquarters from 2005 to 2009; Director at the Permanent Representation to the European Union from 2001 to 2005; First Secretary at the European Union Division at headquarters from 1997 to 2000; and Deputy Head of Mission in Luxembourg and Deputy Permanent Representative to the Council of Europe in Strasbourg from 1987 to 1990. He entered the Department of Foreign Affairs in 1985.

Mr. White was born on 7 January 1962 in Dublin. He received a Bachelor of Law from Trinity College and a degree of Barrister-at-Law from Kings Inns, both in Dublin.


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