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

Presentation of Credentials


Amanda Louise Gorely, the new Permanent Representative of Australia 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 in Geneva, Ms. Gorely had been serving as First Assistant Secretary within the International Security Division, and Ambassador for Arms Control and Counter-Proliferation at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Australia. She was Australia’s Ambassador to the Philippines from 2016 to 2018. Prior to that posting, she served as Corporate Counsel, Corporate Legal Branch, and Senior Executive Service Leader on the Crisis Response Team, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, from 2012 to 2015. From 2009 to 2012, she held the position of Deputy High Commissioner at the Australian High Commission in New Zealand, and from 2005 to 2009, she was the Assistant Secretary, Trade Law Branch at the Office of Trade Negotiations.

Ms. Gorely served as Deputy Permanent Representative of the Australian Permanent Mission to the United Nations Office at Geneva from 2002 to 2005. Prior to this, she was the Director of the International Law Section from 2001 to 2002, and the Director of the Human Rights and Indigenous Issues Section from 2000 to 2001. From 1997 to 2000, she was the First Secretary at the Australian Embassy in Sweden.

Ms. Gorely holds a Bachelor of Arts/ Bachelor of Laws from the University of Melbourne (1990).


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