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

Presentation of Credentials

 

Marc Bichler, the new Permanent Representative of Luxembourg to the United Nations Office at Geneva, today presented his credentials to Tatiana Valovaya, Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva.

Prior to his appointment to Geneva, Mr. Bichler had been serving since October 2016 as Luxembourg’s travelling Ambassador for human rights, whose duties included presiding over the work of the Government’s inter-ministerial committee for human rights, and being associated with Luxembourg’s candidature as a Member State of the Human Rights Council for the period 2022-2024. He was Luxembourg’s travelling Ambassador for climate change from August 2014 to 2016. He was the Executive Secretary of the United Nations Capital Development Fund in New York from November 2012 to April 2014.

A career diplomat, Mr. Bichler joined Luxembourg’s Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs in 1990. He has held several posts, including Deputy Director for cooperation in development and humanitarian action; Deputy Permanent Representative of Luxembourg to the United Nations in New York; Director for cooperation in development and humanitarian action; and Ambassador to Burkina Faso, Mali and Senegal, with residence in Luxembourg.

Mr. Bichler is a lawyer by training with a master’s degree from the University of Paris 1 – Panthéon Sorbonne. He also passed his Bar exam before becoming a diplomat. He was born on 30 July 1963 in Luxembourg and is married with two children.

 

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