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The Ambassador - Permanent Representative

Isabelle PICCO

H.E. Mrs. Isabelle Picco presented her credentials to Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on 11 September 2009.

She received a D.E.A. (Graduate Diploma) in Environmental Law from the University of Paris 1 and a D.E.A. (Graduate Diploma) in International Law from the University of Paris 2. She began her Government career in the Ministry of Economy, Finance and Budget, where she was in charge of

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legal affairs.

H.E. Mrs. Picco chaired the Sixth Committee of the General Assembly (Legal Committee) at its 65th session (2010-2011). She also chaired the 22nd meeting of the States Parties to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (2012) and was Vice-President of the General Assembly at its 68th (2013-2014) and 75th (2020-2021) session.

She co-chairs the Group of Friends of Sport for Development and Peace since 2010 and is member of the Group of Friends for the Oceans and Seas as well as of the Group of Friends for parity in the Secretariat and the Group of Friends on Drowning Prevention.

In 2020, H.S.H. Prince Albert II awarded her with the insignia of Officer of the Order of Saint-Charles.

The Ambassador is married and has a child.