Sir Mark Lyall Grant

Biography

After studying law at Cambridge and qualifying as a Barrister at Middle Temple in London, Ambassador Mark Lyall Grant decided against a career in the legal profession and joined the FCO in 1980.

Previous roles in government

  1. Ambassador and Permanent Representative, UK Mission to the UN New York

    • 2009 to 2015

Announcements

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  1. Syria: 'It is the greatest regret of my time in New York that we failed to end the fighting and stop the humanitarian catastrophe in the region'

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  2. "Countering violent extremism is one of the most pressing international challenges that we face"

    • Speech
  3. 'While we must all take steps to tackle extremism overseas, we cannot lose focus of our domestic responsibilities.'

    • Speech
  4. "The regional turmoil we are witnessing only reinforces the importance of resolving the Israel-Palestine conflict."

    • Speech
  5. "A political solution in Yemen remains the best way to counter the growing threat from terrorist groups"

    • Speech
  6. The United Kingdom welcomes the unanimous adoption of resolutions 2213 and 2214.

    • Speech
  7. "This Council must do its utmost to protect children and to give a strong voice to those most vulnerable."

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  8. "We must not lose sight of how far Afghanistan has come in the past year."

    • Speech
  9. "EU-UN cooperation has proved its worth on many occasions."

    • Speech
  10. Latest UN report shows growing levels of human rights violations in Ukraine

    • Speech