(Based on information provided by the Protocol and Liaison Service)
The new Permanent Representative of Switzerland to the United Nations, Jürg Lauber, presented his credentials to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today.
Prior to his appointment, Mr. Lauber served as Head of the United Nations and International Organizations Division of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, in Bern, Switzerland. From 2009 to 2011, he was Deputy Permanent Representative of Switzerland to the United Nations and other international organizations in Geneva, as well as Permanent Representative of his country to the Conference on Disarmament.
Between 2007 and 2009, Mr. Lauber served as Chef de Cabinet to the President of the International Criminal Court in The Hague, Netherlands, a position he assumed after having been posted as a diplomat in Bangkok, Bern, Beijing and New York.
Before joining the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs in 1993, Mr. Lauber worked with the United Nations Transition Assistance Group (UNTAG) in Namibia and carried out other peacekeeping work in Panmunjom, on the Korean peninsula.
Mr. Lauber holds a degree in law from the University of Zurich.
He was born in 1963 in Horgen, Switzerland.