New Permanent Representative of Algeria Presents Credentials to the Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva
Faouzia Boumaiza-Mebarki, the new Permanent Representative of Algeria to the United Nations Office at Geneva, today presented her credentials to Tatiana Valovaya, the Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva.
Prior to her appointment to Geneva, Ms. Boumaiza-Mebarki had been serving as Algeria’s Ambassador to Austria and to Slovakia, as well as the Permanent Representative of Algeria to the United Nations and other international organizations in Vienna since 2016. In 2015, she was Chef de Cabinet to the Minister for Maghreb, African Union, and League of Arab States affairs. In 2014, she was Director for Central Europe and Oriental countries.
A career diplomat, Ms. Boumaiza-Mebarki served at the Embassy of Algeria in Brussels in charge of relations with the European Parliament from 2010 to 2014. From 2007 to 2010, she was Vice-Consul at the Algerian Consulate in Bobigny, France. Among other posts she has held, she served at the Embassy of Algeria in Caracas in charge of cultural and consular affairs from 2002 to 2003; the Embassy of Algeria in Paris as Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization from 1995 to 2001; at the Permanent Mission of Algeria to the United Nations in New York in charge of the Third Committee from 1989 to 1995; and at the Embassy of Algeria in Rome as Deputy Permanent Representative to the Food and Agriculture Organization, the International Fund for Agricultural Development, and the World Food Programme from 1985 to 1989.
Ms. Boumaiza-Mebarki was born on 7 June 1959 in Annaba, Algeria. She is married and has a daughter. She has a Baccalaureat from the Lycee St Augustin in Annaba, Algeria (1977); a diplome ENA, section diplomatique (1981); and a certificate en ceremonial a L’Institut Diplomatique Pedro Gual in Caracas (2013).
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