Geneva: On Tuesday 14 April 2015, the new UK Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations and Other International Organisations in Geneva Julian Braithwaite presented his credentials to Michael Møller, Acting-Director General of the UN Office at Geneva.
Mr Braithwaite joined the FCO in 1994. He spent much of his early career dealing with the conflicts in the former Yugoslavia, first in the FCO during the war in Bosnia, with the UN at the end of the war in Croatia, in Belgrade in the run up to the conflict in Kosovo, on secondment in NATO in 1999, and then with Lord Ashdown in Bosnia. He has worked twice in Downing Street, first for four years as a press officer and then speechwriter for Prime Minister Tony Blair, and then running the Government’s communication campaign during the Libya crisis in 2011. He has also served in Washington where he led the trade and global issues team and most recently in Brussels, as the UK’s Ambassador to the EU Political and Security Committee. He is married to Biljana Braithwaite and has two daughters.
“I’m looking forward to building on the achievements of Ambassador Pierce and her team, to advance Britain’s agenda in Geneva of extending prosperity and respect for human rights; tackling growing global challenges including humanitarian crises, arms control, and disease; and strengthening the UN system”.
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