Adviser | Fifth Committee, South-South Cooperation, UN Reforms
Thanavon Pamaranon is an adviser in the Office of the President of the 73rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly responsible for issues related to the Administrative and Budgetary Committee (Fifth Committee), South-South Cooperation, implementation of UN reforms and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) liaison.
Thanavon was also an adviser to the President of the 72nd Session of the UN General Assembly covering issues related to the Fifth and Second Committees and the Asia-Pacific region.
Prior to joining the Office, Thanavon served four years at the Permanent Mission of the Kingdom of Thailand to the UN in New York, covering the Economic and Financial Committee (Second Committee). She was the Thai chief negotiator during the Open Working Group on the Sustainable Development Goals and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and participated as a facilitator and coordinator on issues related to disaster risk reduction and education for sustainable development. During Thailand’s chairmanship of the Group of 77 in 2016, she chaired the Group’s coordination during the Habitat III process, the sessions of the Second Committee, as well as the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).
Thanavon is a career diplomat and joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Thailand in 2009. Before being posted in New York, she served for five years at the Department of South Asian, Middle East and African Affairs and the Department of International Economic Affairs.
Her academic background is in Regional and Comparative Studies (Middle East) from the School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University, and Middle Eastern Studies from Harvard University, United States of America.
Thanavon speaks Thai, English and Arabic.