The Permanent Representative

Dr. Nawaf Salam has been serving as an Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Lebanon to the United Nations since July 2007. In this capacity, he represented Lebanon in the Security Council for the 2010-2011 term as an elected non-permanent member, and assumed the presidency of this Council for the two months of May 2010 and September 2011. Ambassador Salam was also elected to serve as Vice-President of the 67th Session of the General Assembly, from September 2012 to September 2013.

Prior to serving as an Ambassador to the UN, Dr. Salam was a member of the Executive Bureau of the Economic and Social Council of Lebanon, the Lebanese National Commission of UNESCO, and Secretary General of the National Commission on Electoral Reform. He  had  also  practiced law in Boston and Beirut, and taught at the Sorbonne and the American University of Beirut, where he served as Chair of the Political Studies and Public Administration Department.

He is the author of numerous books and articles on Lebanon, the Middle East and international affairs, in Arabic, French and English. Ambassador Salam holds a Doctorat d’Etat from Sciences Po Paris and Doctorat in history from Sorbonne University. He also received a law degree (Licence) from the Lebanese University in Beirut and an LL.M. from Harvard Law School.

Dr. Nawaf Salam is candidate to the post of judge of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) for the term 2018-2027.

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Office of the Ambassador:

Ms. Mona HAMMOUD – Executive Assistant to the Ambassador


Tel: 1-212-355-5460 ext :201