Guterres appoints Caroline Ziadeh as head of the United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres announced, on Friday, the appointment of Lebanese Caroline Ziadeh as the new Special Representative and Head of the United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo.

Ms. Ziada succeeds Afghan Zahir Tanin, to whom the Secretary-General expressed his gratitude for his dedicated efforts in promoting peace and stability in Kosovo and the region, and for his effective leadership of the United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo.

Since 2017, Caroline Ziadeh has been the Director of the International Organizations, Conferences and Cultural Services Department at the Lebanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Emigrants in Lebanon. She has been in the field of diplomacy for nearly thirty years, and benefits from the in-depth knowledge of the United Nations as she led Lebanese delegations to the United Nations on issues such as migration, sustainable development, and the work of the ministry. Human rights and the women, peace and security agenda.

Former Deputy Permanent Representative of Lebanon to the United Nations in New York (2006-2017), Ms. Ziadeh worked in the Lebanese embassies in the United Kingdom (2004-2006), Belgium and the European Union (1994-1999)), as well as within the Permanent Mission of Lebanon in Vienna and embassies in Austria, Croatia and Slovakia (1999-2002). She also held other positions in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Ms. Ziadeh holds BA and MA degrees in Economics and Political Science from the Lebanese University in Beirut and degrees in International Relations from the Free University of Brussels and the Diplomatic Academy in Vienna. She is fluent in Arabic, English and French.

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On Friday, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres announced the appointment of Lebanese Caroline Ziadeh as the new Special Representative and Head of the United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK). Afghan Zahir Tanin, to whom the Secretary-General expressed his gratitude. His dedicated efforts in…

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