People

Amb. Jürg Lauber
Permanent Representative of Switzerland to the United Nations in Geneva

Since 1 September 2020, Jürg Lauber has been the Permanent Representative of Switzerland to the United Nations and to the other international organisations in Geneva. From 2015 to 2020, he served as Permanent Representative of Switzerland to the United Nations in New York. He continues to chair of the Open-ended Working Group on developments in the field of information and telecommunications in the context of international security.
Between 2011 and 2015 he served as head of the United Nations and International Organisations Division in Bern. Between 2009 and 2011 he was Deputy Permanent Representative of Switzerland to the United Nations and other international organisations in Geneva and Permanent Representative of Switzerland to the Conference on Disarmament. Between 2007 and 2009 he served as chef de cabinet to the President of the International Criminal Court in The Hague, Netherlands. As a diplomat he was posted in Bangkok, Bern, Beijing and the Permanent Mission of Switzerland to the United Nations in New York.
Before joining the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA) in 1993 he worked in peacekeeping missions in Namibia (UNTAG) and Korea (Panmunjom).
Jürg Lauber has a law degree from the University of Zurich.
He was born in 1963 in Horgen, Switzerland.