H.E. Ambassador Sylvie Lucas
Sixty-fifth President of the Economic and Social Council
Her Excellency Sylvie Lucas was elected sixty-fifth President of the Economic and Social Council on 15 January 2009. Ambassador Lucas is the Permanent Representative of Luxembourg to the United Nations. She presented her credentials to the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on 25 August 2008.
Prior to her appointment, Ms. Lucas served as the Director for Political Affairs in Luxembourg’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. She also held the post of the Ministry’s Deputy Director for Political Affairs from 2000 to 2003.
In 1995, she was appointed, for a five year period, as Luxembourg’s Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations.
Ms. Lucas has also served as Luxembourg’s Ambassador to Portugal (2003-2004), and, simultaneously, as non-resident Ambassador to Cape Verde. She began her Government career in 1990, when she joined her Foreign Ministry’s Directorate for Political and Cultural Affairs. From 1991 to 1995, she served in the Directorate for International and Economic Relations.
Ms. Lucas was born on 30 June 1965. She received a Master of Arts degree in history from the University of Human Sciences in Strasbourg in 1988, and a Master of Arts in European political and administrative studies in 1989 from the College of Europe in Bruges, Belgium. She speaks five languages: Luxemburgish, French, English, German and Portuguese.