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Gilad Erdan
Permanent Representative of Israel to the United Nations
Assumed office
2020
PresidentReuven Rivlin
Isaac Herzog
Prime MinisterBenjamin Netanyahu
Naftali Bennett
Preceded byDanny Danon
Personal details
Born (1970-09-30) 30 September 1970 (age 50)
Ashkelon, Israel

The Permanent Representative of Israel to the United Nations is the de facto Israel Ambassador to the United Nations, with the rank and status of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary.

Office holders

# Name[1] Years served U.N. Secretary(ies)-General Prime Minister(s) of Israel
1 Abba Eban 1949–1959 Trygve Lie, Dag Hammarskjöld David Ben-Gurion, Moshe Sharett
2 Michael Comay 1960–1967 U Thant David Ben-Gurion, Levi Eshkol
3 Gideon Rafael 1967–1968 U Thant Levi Eshkol
4 Yosef Tekoah 1968–1975 U Thant, Kurt Waldheim Levi Eshkol, Golda Meir, Yitzhak Rabin
5 Chaim Herzog 1975–1978 Kurt Waldheim Yitzhak Rabin, Menahem Begin
6 Yehuda Blum 1978–1984 Kurt Waldheim, Javier Pérez de Cuéllar Menahem Begin, Yitzhak Shamir
7 Benjamin Netanyahu 1984–1988 Javier Pérez de Cuéllar Yitzhak Shamir, Shimon Peres, Yitzhak Shamir
8 Yohanan Bein 1988–1990 Javier Pérez de Cuéllar Yitzhak Shamir
9 Yoram Aridor 1990–1992 Javier Pérez de Cuéllar, Boutros Boutros-Ghali Yitzhak Shamir
10 Gad Yaacobi 1992–1996 Boutros Boutros-Ghali Yitzhak Rabin, Shimon Peres
11 Dore Gold 1996–1999 Boutros Boutros-Ghali, Kofi Annan Benjamin Netanyahu
12 Yehuda Lancry 1999–2002 Kofi Annan Ehud Barak, Ariel Sharon
13 Dan Gillerman 2002–2008 Kofi Annan, Ban Ki-moon Ariel Sharon, Ehud Olmert
14 Gabriela Shalev 2008–2010 Ban Ki-moon Ehud Olmert, Benjamin Netanyahu
15 Meron Reuben 2010–2011 Ban Ki-moon Benjamin Netanyahu
16 Ron Prosor 2011–2015 Ban Ki-moon Benjamin Netanyahu
17 Danny Danon 2015–2020 Ban Ki-moon, António Guterres Benjamin Netanyahu
18 Gilad Erdan 2020– António Guterres Benjamin Netanyahu, Naftali Bennett

Permanent Mission of Israel to the United Nations

Permanent Mission of Israel to the United Nations
Incumbent
Gilad Erdan
StyleDiplomatic mission
Inaugural holderAbba Eban
Formation1949
Websitewww.israel-un.org

The Permanent Mission of Israel to the United Nations is the diplomatic mission of the State of Israel to the United Nations in New York. As such, it reports to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The Permanent Mission of Israel to the United Nations is led by Ambassador Danny Danon, who replaced Ron Prosor in 2015, as Permanent Representative of Israel to the United Nations and former Director General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Danon presented his credentials to UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson on October 19, 2015.

On May 11, 2020, Benjamin Netanyahu announced that Gilad Erdan, minister of internal security, as Israel’s new ambassador to the UN and in an unusual move, also become the ambassador to the United States after the 2020 elections.[2][3]

The Deputy Permanent Representative of Israel to the United Nations is Ambassador Noa Furman.

Israel's Permanent Mission represents the State of Israel, its citizens and the Jewish people on the global stage of the United Nations. For over 65 years, Israel's delegation has worked to promote international peace, prosperity, and security through UN institutions. Today, Israeli diplomats share the unique expertise and cutting-edge innovations of the Start-up Nation in the halls of the UN to help address pressing global challenges – from public health to environmental issues to sustainable development.

In order to successfully carry out its mandate, the Permanent Mission of Israel to the United Nations has nearly 30 staff members, including diplomats from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and civil servants. They prepare and negotiate resolutions and texts for adoption by the various UN organs.

Staff members of the Permanent Mission of Israel to the United Nations also organize visits by the Israeli authorities to the UN headquarters, notably during the general debate that opens the annual session of the UN General Assembly, which traditionally takes place in September.

See also

References

  1. ^ "Former Ambassadors". Permanent Mission of Israel to the United Nations. Archived from the original on 2012-04-03.
  2. ^ Ravid, Barak (May 11, 2020). "New Israeli ambassador to serve dual role at UN and in Washington". Axios. Retrieved 7 June 2020.
  3. ^ Halbfinger, David M. (May 11, 2020). "Abba Eban Was the Last to Hold These Two Israeli Posts at Once. Next: Gilad Erdan". The New York Times. Retrieved 7 June 2020.