François Delattre was appointed ambassador, permanent representative of France to the United Nations on Sept. 2, 2014, after serving as ambassador of France to the United States (2011-14). He was also previously the ambassador to Canada (2008-11), consul general in New York (2004-08) and press and communications director at the French Embassy in Washington, D.C. (1998-2002).
Ambassador Delattre is a strong advocate of economic diplomacy, which he experienced in each of his diplomatic postings, starting with Bonn at the French Embassy in Germany (1989-91), where he was in charge of assessing the economic impact of Germany’s re-unification and the environment.
In France, he was responsible for European and trans-Atlantic defense and security matters and managing the Bosnian crisis as a member of President Jacques Chirac’s foreign policy team (1995-98) after serving in the same capacity in the cabinet of Foreign Minister Alain Juppé (1993-95). He also worked with the Strategic, Security and Disarmament Department of the French Foreign Ministry (1991-93) and served as deputy director of French Foreign Minister Dominique de Villepin’s Office (2002-04).
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