Ms Joanne Adamson has been appointed Permanent Representative to the UN Conference on Disarmament in Geneva.
She will succeed Mr John Duncan OBE, and will take up her duties in August 2011. She will hold the personal rank of Ambassador.
Ms Adamson joined the FCO in 1989. Her home and overseas postings have focused mainly on Security Policy and Middle East policy. In addition, she spent three years working on secondment with the United Nations in the Middle East, Kosovo and New York.
On her appointment as Permanent Representative and Ambassador to the UN Conference on Disarmament, Ms Adamson said:
“I am delighted to be taking up this position. It is an exciting and challenging time to be working on multilateral arms control and disarmament, and I look forward to representing UK interests in this important area.”
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