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

Presentation of Credentials

Dato' Nadzirah binti Osman, the new Permanent Representative of Malaysia 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. Osman had been serving as Ambassador of Malaysia to the Netherlands and Permanent Representative to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons since September 2021.  She was Ambassador of Malaysia to the Czech Republic from January 2014 to July 2017.  She also served as Counsellor at the High Commission of Malaysia in London, United Kingdom, from May 2004 to April 2009, and as Second Secretary at the Embassy of Malaysia in Mexico City, Mexico, from November 1997 to July 2001. 

A career diplomat, Ms. Osman has held several other positions at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Malaysia, including as Deputy Secretary-General, Department of Multilateral Affairs from January 2019 to September 2021; Undersecretary, Multilateral Political Division from July 2017 to January 2019; Undersecretary, Human Resource Management Division from May 2010 to January 2014; and Undersecretary, Multilateral Economic Division from April 2009 to May 2010.  She joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in March 1996. 

Ms. Osman has a Bachelor of Science from Malaya University in Malaysia.  She was born on 30 November 1969 in Kedah, Malaysia, and is married with six children. 


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