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    UNIS/BIO/1186
     2 July 2018

    New Permanent Representative of Iran presents credentials

    (Based on information provided by the Protocol and Liaison Service)

    VIENNA, 2 July (UN Information Service) - The new Permanent Representative of Iran to the United Nations (Vienna), Kazem Gharibabadi, presented his credentials today to the Director-General of the United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV), Mr. Yury Fedotov.

    Mr. Gharibabadi started his career as Head of the Asia and Pacific Division at the Parliament (1996). He then served as Director of Communications and International Affairs at the IRIB World Service (2003-2005); Advisor to the Minister of Foreign Affairs in disarmament and nuclear affairs (2005-2009); and Deputy Director General for Political Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2005-2009).

    Thereafter, Mr. Gharibabadi served as Ambassador to the Netherlands (2010-2014); and as Permanent Representative of Iran to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), and International Legal Organizations based in The Hague (2010-2014)

    Mr. Gharibabadi then became Deputy Secretary General of the High Council for Human Rights in International Affairs and International Judicial Cooperation (2014-2018). He also served as Chair of the National Committee for the Universal Periodic Review and Chair of the Human Rights Coordinating Committee (2014-2018). Most recently, Mr. Gharibabadi served as Chief of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the Nuclear Committee, and in the Supreme National Security Council (2015-2018).

    Mr. Gharibabadi holds a Bachelor's Degree in Political Relations (1996) and a Master's Degree in Diplomacy and International Organizations (1998), both obtained at the College of International Relations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He also graduated with a PhD in Public Law from Allameh Tabatabaei University (2017).

    Mr. Gharibabadi is the author of eight books on disarmament, arms control, nuclear issues and human rights, and has written over 50 journal and media articles.

    He is married and has three children.

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