Permanent Representative of France to the United Nations

The role of the Ambassador and Permanent Representative of France to the United Nations is as the leader of the French delegation to the United Nations in New York and as head of the Permanent Mission of France to the UN. The position has the rank and status of an Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary and is also the permanent representative of France in the United Nations Security Council.

Ambassador and Permanent Representative of France to the United Nations
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Incumbent
Nicolas de Rivière

since 8 July 2019
StyleHer Excellency
AppointerPresident of France
Formation1946
WebsitePermanent Mission

The Permanent Representative, currently Nicolas de Rivière, is charged with representing France, both through its permanent seat on the U.N. Security Council and also during plenary meetings of the General Assembly, except in the rare situation in which a more senior officer (such as the Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, the Prime Minister or the President) is present.

Office holdersEdit

Incumbent[1][2] Start of Term End of Term
Joseph Paul-Boncour (Chairman of Delegation) 1945 1946
Alexandre Parodi 1946 1949
Jean Chauvel 1949 1952
Henri Hoppenot 1952 1955
Hervé Alphand 1955 1956
Bernard Cornut-Gentille 1956 1956
Guillaume Georges-Picot 1956 1959
Armand Bérard (first term) 1959 1962
Roger Seydoux de Clausonne 1962 1967
Armand Bérard (second term) 1967 1970
Jacques Kosciusko-Morizet 1970 1972
Louis de Guiringaud 1972 1976
Jacques Leprette 1976 1981
Luc de La Barre de Nanteuil 1981 1984
Claude de Kémoularia 1984 1987
Pierre-Louis Blanc 1987 1991
Jean-Bernard Mérimée 1991 1995
Alain Dejammet 1995 1999
Jean-David Levitte 1999 2002
Jean-Marc de La Sablière 2002 2007
Jean-Maurice Ripert 2007 2009
Gérard Araud 2009 2014
François Delattre 2014 2019
Nicolas de Rivière 2019 Present

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Previous Ambassadors". Permanent Mission of France at the United Nations in New York. Retrieved 17 December 2012.
  2. ^ "Liste chronologique des représentants permanents de la France avec rang d'ambassadeur auprès de commissions, organisations et conférences internationales" (PDF) (in French). Ministry of Foreign Affairs (France). p. 113. Retrieved 17 December 2012.

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