Chair

Chair of the Committee on Conferences

Mr. Sofiane Mimouni (Algeria)

Mr. Sofiane Mimouni (Algeria)

Mr. Sofiane Mimouni is currently serving as Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Algeria to the United Nations in New York.

Mr. Mimouni previously served as Director General of the Africa Department at Algeria’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, since 2015. He previously served as the country’s Ambassador to the Islamic Republic of Iran from 2009 to 2014 and Director General of the Asia-Oceania Department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs from 2005 to 2009.

From 1996 to 2004, Mr. Mimouni served as Algeria’s Ambassador to Indonesia, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Brunei Darussalam and Vanuatu. From 1994 to 1996, he served as the Foreign Ministry’s Director of African Multilateral Relations, and from 1992 to 1994 as Deputy Director of the Organization of African Unity.

Over his four decades in government service, Mr. Mimouni held such positions as counsellor at the Permanent Mission of Algeria to the United Nations in charge of several committees, from 1988 to 1992. He was Head of Desk for the United Nations in the Direction of International Political Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs from 1985 to 1987, and Head of Desk for the Direction of Legal Affairs from 1983 to 1985.

Mr. Mimouni holds a master’s degree in law from the University of Algiers, a bachelor’s degree from the Institute of Higher International Studies of the University of Paris and a postgraduate degree in international law from the University of Sorbonne in Paris.

 

Previous Chairs (1988-2019)

Year Chair Country

2019

Megayla Ulana Austin

Guyana

2018

Nirmal Raj Kafle

Nepal

2017

Lewis G. Brown

Liberia

2016

Katalin Annamária Bogyay

Hungary

2015

Marcelo Eliseo Scappini Ricciardi

Paraguay

2014

Yotam Goren

Israel

2013

Chamithri Jayanika Rambukwella

Sri Lanka

2012

Carolina Popovici

Republic of Moldova (the)

2011

Woinshet Tadesse Woldegiorgis

Ethiopia

2010

Claudia Corti

Argentina

2009

Barbara Kaudel

Austria

2008

Patrick A. Chuasoto

Philippines (the)

2007

Yury G. Yaroshevich

Belarus

2006

Nonye Udo

Nigeria

2005

Diego Simancas

Mexico

2004

Enno Drofenik

Austria

2003

Mohammad Tal

Jordan

2002

Andrius Namavicius

Lithuania

2001

Abdelmalek Bouheddou

Algeria

2000

Valeria María González Posse

Argentina

1999

Peter Van De Velde

Belgium

1998

Kohji F. X. Yamagiwa

Japan

1997

Uldis Blukis

Latvia

1996

El Hassane Zahid

Morocco

1995

Fernando Varela

Chile

1994

Maria Rotheiser

Austria

1993

Mahmoud Barimani

Iran (Islamic Republic of)

1992

Imre Karbuczky

Hungary

1991

Kwaku Dua Dankwa

Ghana

1990

Jaime Bazan

Chile

1989

Franziska Friessnigg

Austria

1988

Bernards A. N. Mudho

Kenya

 

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