Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General in Libya
Mr. Mitri of Lebanon was appointed Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) in September 2012. He has held several Ministerial portfolios with the Government of Lebanon from April 2005 through June 2011, including in Administrative Reform, Environment, Foreign Affairs, Culture and Information. Prior to joining the Lebanese Government, Mr. Mitri was the Coordinator for Interreligious Relations and Dialogue at the World Council of Churches in Geneva (1991-2005) and Program Director for the Christian-Muslim Dialogue at the Middle East Council of Churches (1984-1991). Most recently, Mr. Mitri held the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization Chair on Dialogue at Saint Joseph University in Beirut and served as a Senior Fellow at the American University of Beirut, Fares Center for Public Policy and International Affairs. He has also taught at Harvard University, the Amsterdam Free University, the University of Geneva and the University of Balamand.