Khaled Khiari

Prior to his appointment as UN Assistant Secretary-General for Middle East, Asia and the Pacifi, Mr. Khiari was Director General of Americas, Asia and Oceania in the Tunisia Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He served inter alia as Permanent Representative of Tunisia to the United Nations in New York (2012-2018), Director of Human Rights within the Department of International Organizations and Conferences at the Tunisia Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2011-2012), Chargé de Mission in the Ministry of Youth and Sports (2009-2010), Deputy Director, Euromed, within the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Europe Directorate (2007-2009), Deputy Head of Mission (2003–2006) and Secretary of Foreign Affairs with the Permanent Mission of Tunisia to the United Nations Office in Geneva (1987-1993) and the Ministry’s Department of Maghreb Countries (1984). Mr. Khiari participated in multilateral and regional activities during his career with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, notably as Co-Chair of the Intergovernmental Negotiations on Security Council Reform, President of the Executive Board of the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN-Women), and others.