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Elisabeth TICHY-FISSLBERGER, President of the Human Rights Council, Fourteenth Cycle (2020)

Ambassador Elisabeth Tichy-Fisslberger has been serving as Permanent Representative of Austria to the United Nations Office at Geneva since December 2017.

Prior to her appointment to Geneva, from 2007 to 2017, Ms. Tichy-Fisslberger served as Director General for Legal and Consular Affairs at the Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs. Ambassador Tichy-Fisslberger joined the Austrian diplomatic service in 1988 and has a long record of working in various areas of European affairs. Before joining the Austrian diplomatic service, she has worked for the European Commission in Brussels. Foreign postings included Dublin, London and a long spell in Brussels. Ambassador Tichy-Fisslberger has been the first Austrian National Coordinator on Combatting Human Trafficking as well as President of the Austrian Task Force on Combatting Human Trafficking since 2009. Since 2002 she has been a lecturer at the University of Vienna and from 2006 onwards also at the Diplomatic Academy, Vienna.

Ambassador Tichy-Fisslberger holds degrees from the University of Vienna in Law and Languages (French, Spanish). She is also fluent in English and Italian.

Elisabeth TICHY-FISSLBERGER, Human Rights Council President of the 14th Cycle (2020)

Activities

Opening statement by Elisabeth Tichy-Fisslberger, President of the Human Rights Council and Permanent Representative of Austria, at the Human Rights Council virtual meeting on COVID-19 with Special Procedure mandate holders, held on 30 April 2020.
Opening statement by Elisabeth Tichy-Fisslberger, President of Human Rights Council and Permanent Representative of Austria to the United Nations in Geneva, delivered at the first Virtual Informal Meeting of Human Rights Council held on 9 April 2020.
Highlight video of statements by Elisabeth Tichy-Fisslberger, President of Human Rights Council and Permanent Representative of Austria, and Michelle Bachelet, High Commissioner for Human Rights, delivered at the first Virtual Informal Meeting of Human Rights Council held on 9 April 2020.

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