Her Excellency Ambassador Lana Nusseibeh
Permanent Representative of the UAE to the United Nations
Her Excellency Ambassador Lana Nusseibeh was appointed Permanent Representative of the UAE to the United Nations in New York in September 2013. In this role, she works to advance the UAE's multilateral priorities at the UN, in particular on regional peace and security issues, humanitarian assistance, women's empowerment, sustainable development and human rights.
In early 2015, she was appointed to the Board of Trustees of the Emirates Diplomatic Academy.
Ambassador Nusseibeh recently served as co-facilitator of the overall review of the implementation of the outcomes of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS). She also currently serves, along with the Permanent Representative of Norway, as co-Chair of the Friends of the Future of the UN (FFUN), an informal group of UN Permanent Representatives working to strengthen the UN's capacity to deliver on its priority mandates.
Prior to her appointment as Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Nusseibeh held a number of capacities within the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, serving as its first Director. She was also the Head of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) Task Force at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, and Director of Research and Communications for the Ministry of State for Federal National Council Affairs from 2006 - 2009.
Ambassador Nusseibeh received a Bachelors and Masters in History (Cantab) from the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom, and a Masters with distinction in Israeli and Jewish Diaspora Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) at the University of London. In 2014, Ambassador Nusseibeh was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.