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

Presentation of Credentials

Carlos D. Sorreta, the new Permanent Representative of Philippines 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. Sorreta was serving as the Undersecretary for Multilateral Affairs and International Economic Relations within the Department of Foreign Affairs of the Philippines.  A career diplomat, Mr. Sorreta was the ambassador to the Russian Federation, and non-resident ambassador to Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Ukraine.  He also held the roles of Director-General of the Foreign Service Institute and Assistant Secretary General for American Affairs. 

Mr. Sorreta was the Deputy Permanent Representative at the Philippine Mission to the United Nations in New York, where he previously served as the Legal Advisor and Representative for Disarmament and International Security.  He also held the position of Deputy Chief of Mission at the Philippine Embassy in Washington D.C.  At the United Nations, he chaired the Special Committee on the Charter of the United Nations and was Vice-Chairman of the First Committee (Disarmament and International Security).  Mr. Sorreta was also on the faculty of several colleges and universities in the Philippines, where he taught international law, diplomatic and consular practice, treaty law and international relations.

Mr. Sorreta was awarded the Presidential Order of Mabini twice for his work in foreign policy and was also awarded the Medal for International Cooperation by the Russian Government.

Mr. Sorreta is a graduate of the College of Law of the University of the Philippines and a member of the Philippine Bar, has undertaken a United Nations Fellowship in International Law at Columbia Law School, and participated in the Hague Academy of International Law External Program.  He is married with three children.


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