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Curriculum vitae of H.E. Ms Sylvie Lucas,
Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Luxembourg to the United Nations

On August 25, 2008, the Permanent Representative of Luxembourg to the United Nations, Sylvie Lucas, presented her credentials to Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

Prior to her appointment, Ms. Lucas served since 2004 as the Director for Political Affairs in Luxembourg’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, notably during Luxembourg’s last Presidency of the European Union in 2005. In this capacity, she was responsible for bilateral political relations, European Common Foreign and Security Policy, European Security and Defense Policy, international and regional organizations like the United Nations, the OSCE or the Council of Europe, as well as for issues like Human Rights or non-proliferation and disarmament. She also held the post of the Ministry’s Deputy Director for Political Affairs from 2000 to 2003. Before that, she served for five years as Luxembourg’s Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations, beginning in 1995. Ms. Lucas has also served as Luxembourg’s Ambassador to Portugal (2003-2004), and, simultaneously, as non-resident Ambassador to Cape Verde.

She began her Government career in 1990, when she joined her Foreign Ministry’s Directorate for Political and Cultural Affairs. From 1991 to 1995, she served in the Directorate for International and Economic Relations.

In 2009, Ambassador Lucas held the Presidency of the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations (ECOSOC).

In 2013-2014, she was the Representative of Luxembourg on the UN Security Council during her country's first ever mandate as non-permanent member of the UNSC.

Since February 2011, the Permanent Representative of Luxembourg chairs the Guinea Configuration of the United Nations Peacebuilding Commission.

On 23 October 2015, the President of the 70th session of the United Nations General Assembly, H.E. Mr. Mogens Lykketoft, appointed Ambassador Lucas as Chair of the Intergovernmental Negotiations on Security Council reform (IGN).

Ms. Lucas was born on 30 June 1965. She received a Master of Arts degree in history from the University of Human Sciences in Strasbourg in 1988, and a Master of Arts in European political and administrative studies in 1989 from the College of Europe in Bruges, Belgium. She speaks five languages: Lëtzeburgish, French, English, German and Portuguese.


Lucas President Ecosoc

H.E. Ms Sylvie Lucas,
Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Luxembourg to the United Nations