NEW PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE OF IRAN PRESENTS CREDENTIALS TO THE DIRECTOR-GENERAL OF THE UNITED NATIONS OFFICE AT GENEVA
Esmaeil Baghaei Hamaneh, the new Permanent Representative of Iran to the United Nations Office at Geneva, today presented his credentials to Michael Møller, the Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva.
Prior to his appointment to Geneva, Mr. Baghaei Hamaneh had been serving as the Director-General of the newly established Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (the Iran Nuclear Agreement) Implementation Task Force at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Mr. Baghaei Hamaneh began his career in the foreign service in 2000 as a legal officer at the General Directorate for International Legal Affairs, where he focused on crime-related, criminal justice and counter-terrorism issues. From 2006 until 2011, he worked as a Legal Adviser and Expert on the Sixth Committee at the Permanent Mission of Iran to the United Nations in New York. Upon his return to Tehran in 2011, he first served as the Deputy Head and soon afterwards as the Head of the Division for Treaties and International Law at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He remained in that position until 2015 when he was appointed as Senior Adviser to Iran’s top negotiator for the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (the Iran Nuclear Agreement), Mr. Seyyed Abbas Araghchi.
Mr. Baghaei Hamaneh holds a master’s degree in international law from the Shahid Beheshti University in Tehran, and a second master’s degree in diplomacy and international organizations from the School of International Relations, affiliated with the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He is currently a PhD candidate in public international law at the University of Tehran.
He was born in the Yazd province of Iran on 28 May 1975, and is married with two children.
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