Composition of the Service

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Ms. Beatrix KANIA

 

Chief of Protocol

Beatrix joined the UN after 30 years in the German diplomatic service. Serving as the UN Chief of Protocol is a dream come true for her. She would love to have a dog (preferably, a boxer), takes ice-skating classes and has published a cookbook.

  • tel.:  (212) 963-7171
  • e-mail: beatrix.kania<at>un.org

 

Ms. Nicole BRESSON-ONDIEKI

Ms. Nicole BRESSON-ONDIEKI

 

Deputy Chief of Protocol

Nicole joined the United Nations in 2003 having worked in the private sector for a national airline and a safari company (which arranged the itinerary for the Disney artists that worked on ‘The Lion King’). She enjoys working in PLS and in her free time is a busy mom to 3 children and is also an avid ‘couponer’ which she donates to various deserving charities.

  • tel.:  (917) 367-4320
  • e-mail: bresson<at>un.org

 

Ms. Pilar FUENTES-CONTE

Ms. Pilar FUENTES-CONTE

 

Senior Protocol Officer

Pilar joined the UN more than 20 years ago. Holding degrees in very dissimilar fields like international law and A.I. allowed her to work in different UN Departments and nurture the essential diversity of the international arena. She is very proud to have been honored with the prestigious UN 21 Award. When she was 7 years old, she told her father that one day she would have friends from all over the world and working at the UN made this dream possible.

  • tel.:  (212) 963-0720
  • e-mail: fuentesp<at>un.org

 

Mr. Fariz MIRSALAYEV

Mr. Fariz MIRSALAYEV

 

Protocol Officer

Having joined the Protocol and Liaison Service years ago, Fariz thoroughly enjoys the multilateral and shared nature of the work carried by his Office, as well as the opportunities the subject work presents for contributing to broader, common, goals and objectives of the United Nations Organization. Holding dual degrees in international law and diplomacy, as well as in music education and performance (piano), he is keenly aware of the importance of (always) finding meaningful functional polyphony among divergent, yet collaborating, approaches. 

  • tel.:  (212) 963-7177
  • e-mail: mirsalayev<at>un.org

 

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Ms. Aicha BENMANSOUR

 

Protocol Officer

Aicha joined the Protocol and Liaison Service in 2018 after working for many years in the UN system, including UNICEF, UNFPA, UNITAR and UNFCCC, both in Headquarters and in the field. She graduated in various disciplines such as Communication, International Relations, Diplomacy, Public Policy, Non-Profit Management, Emergency Preparedness and... Scuba Diving. Her favorite aspect of her current job is the diversity of the people encountered and the collaborative efforts for the global common good. She is a proud mother of two who loves traveling, reading, and exploring the underwater world.

  • tel.:  (917) 367-8268
  • e-mail: aicha.benmansour<at>un.org

 

Ms. Wai Tak CHUA

Ms. Wai Tak CHUA

 

Senior Protocol Assistant

Wai Tak joined the UN in 1994 starting with the Security Council and GA Affairs and spent 11 years in the SG’s Office before joining the Protocol Office in 2008.  She is fascinated by the diversities and different cultures of the people she meets daily and is extremely honored to have met 3 Popes.

  • tel.:  (212) 963-6188
  • e-mail: chuaw<at>un.org

 

Mr. Hans GROHMANN

Mr. Hans GROHMANN

 

Senior Protocol Assistant

Hans has worked in Protocol since 1994 and enjoys the ceremonial aspects of Protocol, from fun and colorful photo opportunities, to serious and formal flag ceremonies, to solemn memorials. His lifelong martial arts training helps him maintain patience and calm to deal with the challenges of Protocol.

  • tel.:  (212) 963-2938
  • e-mail: grohmann<at>un.org

 

Ms. Pamela OBINO

Ms. Pamela OBINO

 

Assistant to the Chief of Protocol

Pamela joined the Protocol Unit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in 2000 and moved to New York in 2013. She enjoys the versatility within the United Nations Headquarters and the opportunity of meeting various dignitaries. Pam also worked in Peacekeeping Missions in Sudan and Liberia. She recently took up gardening and still enjoys long walks. 

  • tel.:  (917) 367-2549
  • e-mail: obinop<at>un.org

 

Mr. Rommel MARANAN

Mr. Rommel MARANAN

 

Protocol Assistant

Rommel joined PLS in 2016 after serving in the Executive Office of the Secretary-General for 5 years. Working for the UN was a lifelong dream fulfilled for Rommel, who, as a kid, had memorized the capital and flag of every country. He is an avid traveler and has visited over 70 countries.

  • tel.:  (917) 367-4726
  • e-mail: maranan<at>un.org

 

Mr. Roderick SANTOS

Mr. Roderick SANTOS

 

Protocol Assistant

Roderick began his career at the United Nations Headquarters in New York in 1999. Before joining UN Protocol in 2013, he previously worked as a staff of the UN Publishing Section, the UN Interpretation Service, and the UN Verbatim Reporting Service. Although a bonsai enthusiast and artisan, he is also passionate about drawing and inking, among other creative genres of the visual arts.

  • tel.:  (212) 963-3602
  • e-mail: santos2<at>un.org

 

Mr. Haunath KASSI

Mr. Haunath KASSI

 

Protocol Assistant

Haunath started at the United Nations in September 2008. After working in the UN Publishing Section, he joined the Protocol and Liaison Service in 2011. Since Haunath was a child he liked to follow the news and learn about the world around him. So he is thrilled to be working in an environment where he can meet and interact with the actors and the makers of the news. He also enjoys dancing to the sounds of Gospel music.

  • tel.:  (212) 963-7172
  • e-mail: kassih<at>un.org

 

 

Department for General Assembly and Conference management

Protocol and Liaison Service
S-0201 to S-0212

 

The office of the Protocol and Liaison Service is located on the second floor of the Secretariat building of United Nations Headquarters in New York.

 

Protocol General Lines: 

  • (212) 963-7170, (212) 963-7171

 

Protocol eRegistration Line: 

  • (212) 963-7181

 


 

Chief of Protocol

  • Note Verbale - Appointment of the new Chief of Protocol (01 July 2019)

 

Important Notes:

To find the appropriate Protocol Officer for your queries, please consult the following tables: