H.E. Ambassador Lana Nusseibeh
Her Excellency Ambassador Lana Nusseibeh was appointed Permanent Representative of the United Arab Emirates to the United Nations in New York in September 2013. In this role, she works to advance the UAE’s multilateral priorities at the United Nations (UN), in particular on regional peace and security issues, humanitarian assistance, women’s empowerment, sustainable development and human rights.
In June 2015, Ambassador Nusseibeh was appointed as co-facilitator of the overall review of the implementation of the outcomes of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) by the President of the 69th Session of the General Assembly along with H.E. Ambassador Jānis Mažeiks, Permanent Representative of Latvia to the United Nations. She also currently serves, along with the Permanent Representative of Norway, as co-Chair of the Friends of the Future of the UN (FFUN), an informal group of UN Permanent Representatives working to strengthen the UN’s capacity to deliver on its priority mandates.
Prior to her appointment as Permanent Representative to the UN, Ambassador Nusseibeh served in a number of capacities within the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs, most recently launching the Ministry’s Policy Planning Department and serving as its first Director for three years.
Previously, Ambassador Nusseibeh served as the Head of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) Task Force at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and as Director of Research and Communications for the Ministry of State for Federal National Council Affairs.
Ambassador Nusseibeh received a Bachelors and Masters in History from the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom, and a Masters with distinction in Israeli and Jewish Diaspora Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) at the University of London.