New Permanent Representative of Ukraine Presents Credentials to the Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva
Yevheniia Filipenko, the new Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the United Nations Office at Geneva, today presented her credentials to Tatiana Valovaya, Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva.
Prior to her appointment to Geneva, Ms. Filipenko had been serving as Director-General, Directorate for International Organizations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine since February 2019. She was Deputy Director-General, Head of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe Unit, Directorate for International Organizations at the Ministry from September 2018 to February 2019. She was also Deputy Director-General at the Directorate from 2011 to 2014.
Ms. Filipenko served as Ukraine’s Deputy Permanent Representative to the international organizations in Vienna, Austria from 2017 to 2018, and also served there as a First Secretary, then as a Counsellor, from 2005 to 2009. She was Minister-Counsellor at the Embassy of Ukraine in Serbia from 2014 to 2017. From 2000 to 2003, she was a Third Secretary, then Second Secretary at the Permanent Mission of Ukraine to the United Nations in New York, and served as a member of the delegation of Ukraine to the United Nations Security Council in 2000 and 2001. She started working at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine in 1996.
Ms. Filipenko has a Ph.D. from the Diplomatic Academy of Ukraine (2013-2017). She has a postgraduate certificate in diplomatic studies from Oxford University, Foreign Service Programme (2004-2005). She also has a master’s degree in foreign philosophy from Kyiv National Taras Shevchenko University (1994-1998) and a bachelor’s degree from Kyiv Teaching College at the same University (1989-1994). She was born on 8 February 1975 in Kyiv and is married with two children.