Ms. Raimonda Murmokaitė, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Lithuania to the United Nations in New York, assumed the Chair of the Security Council Counter-Terrorism Committee in January 2014.
During a 20-year career in Lithuania's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ms. Murmokaitė served as Head of the West European Division and the Policy Planning Division, as well as Director of the Department of the Americas, Africa, Asia and Oceania, and Ambassador-at-large in the Minister's Office. From 2009 to 2012, Ms. Murmokaitė was the Director of the United Nations, International Organizations and Human Rights Department.
Ms. Murmokaitė has also held the posts of Counsellor at the Embassy of Lithuania to Italy (1998-2001) and Deputy Permanent Representative in her country's Permanent Mission to the United Nations in New York (2004-2008). She has been Lithuania's Permanent Representative to the United Nations since October 2012.
Ambassador Murmokaitė holds a degree in Romance-Germanic Philology from Vilnius University (1982). She has also been an E. Muskie Scholar in Public Administration at the Monterey Institute of International Studies and a Chevening Scholar in Diplomacy and Security Studies at Birmingham University.
Ms. Murmokaitė speaks English, French, Italian, Lithuanian and Russian.