Chargé d’Affaires, UK Mission to the UN, New York

Jonathan Allen

Biography

Jonathan Allen was appointed UK Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York in August 2017. He was the Director, National Security at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office from 2015 until 2017.

Jonathan joined the FCO in 1997 and began his career in Europe Directorate working on EU issues. He was subsequently posted to Cyprus and Brussels, where he was government spokesman during the UK Presidency in 2005.

In 2006, Jonathan was seconded to the Home Office as Assistant Director in the Home Office’s International Directorate. In 2007 he moved to the Office for Security and Counter-terrorism (OSCT), where he established and led the Research Information and Communications Unit (RICU), a cross-departmental strategic communications body.

Jonathan returned to the FCO as Deputy Africa Director before becoming Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Bulgaria from 2012 to 2015. On return from Bulgaria Jonathan took up the post of Director, National Security at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. Jonathan covered the position of Acting Director General, Defence and Intelligence from November 2016 to April 2017.

Chargé d’Affaires, UK Mission to the UN, New York

The Ambassador’s role is to represent the UK within an international organisation, engaging with every other country or organisation that belongs to or observes the body. The Ambassador is also responsible for the direction and work of the Mission. Ambassadors to multilateral missions are often referred to as ‘Permanent Representatives’.

Previous roles in government

  1. Director General, Defence and Intelligence (Acting)

    • 2016 to 2017
  2. British Ambassador to Bulgaria

    • 2012 to 2015

Announcements

Get updates to this list email feed

Copy and paste this URL in to your feed reader

  1. Call for Safe, Voluntary, and Dignified Return of Rohingya Refugees

    • Speech
  2. Adapting the Security Council to be more inclusive, transparent and effective

    • Speech
  3. Call for Accountability for Chemical Weapons Use in Syria

    • Speech
  4. Call for Humanitarian Access in Syria

    • Speech
  5. Call for consequences for those who obstruct the negotiation process, including violations of the Cessation of Hostilities in South Sudan

    • Speech
  6. Condemning Use of Chemical Weapons in Syria

    • Speech
  7. "All Libyans, regardless of their age, gender, or where they are from, must feel represented and understood by their political leaders."

    • Speech
  8. "United Kingdom set out three steps which, if taken, would improve the effectiveness of peacekeeping missions"

    • Speech
  9. "Instability in Afghanistan inflicts tremendous suffering on the Afghan people. The international community can help to change this"

    • Speech
  10. "If we embrace action. If we quell the conflicts. If we realise the peaceful societies envisaged in SDG 16...we could save 1.2 million lives"

    • Speech