Aviva Raz-Shechter — Permanent Representative of Israel to the United Nations in Geneva

Ambassador Aviva Raz Shechter presented her credentials as Permanent Representative of Israel to the United Nations and other International Organizations in Geneva in August 2016. She comes to the post after a distinguished diplomatic career with the Israeli Foreign Ministry, serving as Deputy Director-General for the Middle East and Peace Process Division between 2011 and 2016.From 2005 to 2011, Ambassador Raz Shechter held the position of Director of the Department for Combating Antisemitism and for Holocaust Issues.

Ambassador Raz Shechter joined the Israeli diplomatic service in 1988, while graduating from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Middle Eastern Affairs.