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Meirav Eilon Shahar

Ambassador Meirav Eilon Shahar is Israel's Permanent Representative to the United Nations and International Organizations in Geneva. 


Ambassador Meirav Eilon Shahar was appointed Permanent Representative of Israel to the United Nations and International Organizations in Geneva in August 2020, after previous positions in the multilateral arena.


Prior to this mission, she served as Deputy Director-General for Coordination and Policy Planning (2017-2020), and as Israel’s Ambassador to Vietnam between 2012 and July 2017.


Joining the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1995, Meirav Eilon Shahar has represented Israel in a number of different capacities and served in Los Angeles (2000-2002), at the Permanent Mission to the UN in New York (2005-2009) and in Nairobi (1997-2000).


Ambassador Meirav Eilon Shahar earned a dual degree in Political Science and Cinema & Communications from the Tel Aviv University, and completed her Master’s in Public Policy from the Tel Aviv University.