NEW PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE OF SWITZERLAND PRESENTS CREDENTIALS TO THE DIRECTOR-GENERAL OF THE UNITED NATIONS OFFICE AT GENEVA
Jürg Lauber, the new Permanent Representative of Switzerland to the United Nations Office at Geneva, today presented his credentials to Tatiana Valovaya, Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva.
Mr. Lauber had been serving as the Permanent Representative of Switzerland to the United Nations in New York since 2015. He also served as Deputy Permanent Representative of Switzerland to the United Nations Office at Geneva from 2009 to 2011, and Permanent Representative of Switzerland to the Conference on Disarmament during the same period. Between 2011 and 2015, he served as head of the United Nations and International Organizations Division in Bern.
A career diplomat, Mr. Lauber joined the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs of Switzerland in 1993. He has been posted in Bangkok and Beijing. Between 2007 and 2009, he served as Chef de Cabinet to the President of the International Criminal Court in The Hague, Netherlands.
Before becoming a diplomat, Mr. Lauber worked in peacekeeping missions. He has a law degree from the University of Zurich. He was born in 1963 in Horgen, Switzerland.