NEW PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE OF INDIA PRESENTS CREDENTIALS TO DIRECTOR-GENERAL OF UNITED NATIONS OFFICE AT GENEVA
20 March 2012
Dilip Sinha, the new Permanent Representative of India to the United Nations Office at Geneva, today presented his credentials to Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, the Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva.
Prior to his appointment to Geneva, Mr. Sinha had been serving as Special Secretary for International Organizations and Environment Diplomacy in the Indian Ministry of External Affairs since 2010. He was India’s Ambassador to Greece from 2007 to 2010. From 2005 to 2007, he was Joint Secretary, heading the Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Iran Division at the Ministry of External Affairs. He served as Deputy High Commissioner in the High Commission of India in Dhaka from 2002 to 2004. He served at the Permanent Mission of India to the United Nations Office at Geneva from 1995 to 1999, as Counsellor and then Minister.
A career diplomat, Mr. Sinha joined the Indian Foreign Service in 1978. He has served in the Indian Embassies in Bonn, Cairo and Islamabad. He served as Director in the Prime Minister’s office from 1991 to 1995, and as Officer on Special Duty for Press Relations at the Ministry of External Affairs from 1990 to 1991.
Mr. Sinha received his Masters in political science from Patna University, Bihar, India. He is married and has two sons.
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