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Ibrahim Assaf

Personal Data:
Name and Surname: Ibrahim Assaf
Place and Date of Birth: Yahchouch (Lebanon) – April 5, 1968
Marital Status: Married to Brigitte Tawk, 3 children

University Studies:
1991: BA in Philosophy (License d’Enseignement), from the Holy Spirit University of Kaslik (USEK), Lebanon.
1993: Graduate of the National Institute of Administration and Development (10th Session), Beirut, Lebanon.

Languages:
Fluent in Arabic, French, and English.

Current Position:
November 2017 – Present: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Lebanon to the Republic of Austria, and Permanent Representative of Lebanon to the United Nations and other international organizations in Vienna.

Previous Positions:
1994 – 1996: Attaché at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Emigrants, Beirut.
1996 – 1998: Secretary of Embassy at the Embassy of Lebanon in Sierra Leone.
1998 – 1999: Secretary of Embassy at the Embassy of Lebanon in Guinea.
1999 – 2000: Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. of the Embassy of Lebanon in Sierra Leone.
2000 – 2006: Secretary of Embassy, Permanent Mission of Lebanon to the United Nations in New York. Assumed several responsibilities during this period, including:

2003 – 2004: Vice Chairman of the “Special Political and Decolonization Committee” (Fourth Committee) of the General Assembly during its 58th Session.
2004 – 2005: Deputy Permanent Representative of Lebanon to the United Nations, New York.
2005 – 2006: Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. of the Permanent Mission of Lebanon to the United Nations, New York.

2007 – 2008: Directorate of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Emigrants. (Two missions were covered during this period as Chargé d’Affaires, a.i., the first in Armenia from May to June 2008, and the second in Japan from April to May 2009).
2008 – 2009: Advisor on the Issues related to Lebanon at the United Nations, in the Directorate General of the Presidency of the Republic of Lebanon.
2009 – 2012: Political Coordinator of the Permanent Mission of Lebanon to the United Nations during Lebanon’s tenure in the Security Council in 2010-2011.
2012 – October 2017: Counsellor, Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. of the Embassy of Lebanon to the Kingdom of Bahrain.

Publications:
1991: Realpolitik in “The Prince” of Machiavelli, Université Saint-Esprit de Kaslik (USEK), Lebanon, (in French).

2008: Security Council Resolutions and Presidential Statements on Lebanon 1991-2007 (in Arabic).

2009: “The Last Assassination”, United Nations Documents on the Investigation and the Special Tribunal for Lebanon regarding Hariri’s Assassination and Other Related Assassinations and Bombings (in Arabic).

Participation in International Conferences:
Member of the Delegation of Lebanon to the 54th, 55th, 56th, 57th, 58th, 59th and 60th Sessions of the General Assembly of the United Nations, and to dozens of UN conferences held in New York between 2000-2006, 2010-2011, and 2008-2009, and in Bahrain from 2012 to 2017, most notably:

- The United Nations Millennium Summit on: “The role of the United Nations in the Twenty-First Century”, United Nations headquarters in New York, 6-8/9/2000.
 - The Special Session of the UN General Assembly on Children, United Nations headquarters in New York, 8-10/5/2002.
- The “High-level Dialogue on Financing for Development”, United Nations headquarters in New York, 29-30/10/2003.
- “The 2005 World Summit”, United Nations headquarters in New York, 14-16/9/2005.
- The 129th Ordinary Session of the Council of the Arab League at the Ministerial level, held at the League of Arab States headquarters in Cairo, 3-5/3/2008.
- Member of the Presidential Delegation to the High Level Meeting of the General Assembly of the United Nations on “Interreligious Dialogue”, New York, 12-13/11/2008.
- Member of the Presidential Delegation to the 64th Session of the General Assembly of the United Nations, New York, September 2009.
- The Security Council Summit (at the level of Heads of States and Governments) on: “Ensuring the Effective Role of the Security Council in the Maintenance of International Peace and Security”, United Nations headquarters in New York, 23/9/2010.
- The High-Level Meeting of the Security Council at the level of Heads of States and Governments, on: “Preventive Diplomacy”, United Nations headquarters in New York, 22/9/2011.
- The 18th Session of the Conference of Ministers of Culture in the Arab World, Manama, 13-14/11/2012.
- “Manama Dialogue”, organized by the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), between 30/10 and 1/11/2015.
- “The Seventh Session of the Arab Council of Ministers of Finance”, Manama, 6/4/2016.
- The 37th GCC Summit, Bahrain, 6 and 7 December 2016.

Email:
ibrahim.assaf@foreign.gov.lb;
ibrahimassaf@hotmail.com;
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