New Permanent Representative of India Presents Credentials

The new Permanent Representative of India to the United Nations, Ruchira Kamboj, presented her credentials to UN Secretary-General António Guterres today.

Prior to her appointment, Ms. Kamboj served as Ambassador to Bhutan, beginning in 2019.  Between 2017 and 2019, she was the High Commissioner of India to South Africa with concurrent accreditation to Lesotho.  From 2014 to 2017, she was Ambassador to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).  She served as India’s Chief of Protocol from 2011 to 2014.

In 2009, she was the Deputy Head of the Office of the Secretary-General at the Commonwealth Secretariat in London.  Between 2006 and 2009, she was India’s Consul General in South Africa.  She also served as Counsellor at India’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations from 2002 to 2005.  While there, she doubled as the Mission’s Head of Chancery.

From 1999 to 2002, she served as Deputy Secretary, and later, as Director in charge of Foreign Service Personnel and Cadre at the Ministry of External Affairs.  Between 1996 and 1999, she was First Secretary (Economic and Commercial), as well as Head of Chancery at the Indian High Commission in Mauritius.  She also worked as Under Secretary in the Europe West Division of India’s Ministry of External Affairs from 1991 to 1996.  She began her career as Third Secretary in India’s Embassy to France from 1989 to 1991.

She is fluent in Hindi, English and French.

Source: United Nations

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