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H.E. Lana Nusseibeh

H.E. Lana Nusseibeh

Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the UAE to the United Nations

Ambassador Lana Zaki Nusseibeh presented her credentials as Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the United Arab Emirates to the United Nations in New York in September 2013.

Nusseibeh served as Vice-President of the UN General Assembly for its 72nd session. During the UN General Assembly’s 72nd and 73rd sessions, she was Co-Chair of the Intergovernmental Negotiations on UN Security Council Reform. In 2017, she also served as President of the UN Women Executive Board, and was awarded the UAE Prime Minister’s Government Excellence Award (the UAE Medal of Pride). 

Before her appointment to the UN, Nusseibeh served in several capacities within the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation. From 2010-2011, she was the UAE Co-Special Envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan. She was also previously Head of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) Campaign Task Force and Director of Research and Communications for the Ministry of State for Federal National Council Affairs.

Nusseibeh received an MA (Cantab) and BA (Hons) in History from the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom, and an MA with Distinction in Israeli and Jewish Diaspora Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London.

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