Who: Sylvie Lucas
What: Appointed as Chair of the IGN on UNSC reforms
When: 27 October 2015
Luxembourg ambassador to the United Nations (UN), Sylvie Lucas on 27 October 2015 was appointed as the Chair of the Inter-Governmental Negotiations (IGN) on UN Security Council (UNSC) reforms.
Lucas, who was appointed by 70th UN General Assembly session President Morgens Lykketoft, replaced Ambassador Courtenay Rattray of Jamaica.
Her appointment came ahead of the next round of negotiations to begin on the UNSC reforms.
Earlier, she served as the president of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) from January 2009 to January 2010.
She started her career with Luxembourg Ministry of Foreign Affairs where she worked from 1990 to 1995. She served as the deputy permanent representative of Luxembourg to the United Nations from 1995 to 2000. On 25 August 2008, she became the United Nations’ permanent representative from Luxembourg.