New Head of European Union Delegation Presents Letter of Appointment

(Based on information provided by the Protocol and Liaison Service)

Stavros Lambrinidis, the new Head of the European Union delegation to the United Nations, presented his letter of appointment to UN Secretary-General António Guterres today.

Prior to his appointment, Mr. Lambrinidis served as Ambassador of the European Union to the United States since March 2019.  He was previously the European Union Special Representative for Human Rights from 2012 to 2019.

In 2011, he was Minister for Foreign Affairs of Greece and a twice-elected Member of the European Parliament with the Greek Social Democratic Party, serving in various capacities, including as Vice-President of the European Parliament, from 2004 until 2011.

From 2000 to 2004, he served as Director-General of the International Olympic Truce Centre — an International Olympic Committee organization established to promote peace and reconciliation initiatives during the Olympic Games. From 1994 until 1999, he also served as Greece’s Ambassador ad personam, Secretary-General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs responsible for diaspora Greeks, Chief of Staff to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Special Adviser to the Minister for Education.

He was an attorney at Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering in Washington, D.C., specializing in international trade, transactions and arbitration, from 1988 until 1993.

Born in Athens in 1962, he received his Juris Doctor from Yale Law School and his Bachelor of Arts in economics and political science/psychology from Amherst College.

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