Speaker - Haim Waxman

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Ambassador Haim Waxman has served as Israel's Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations since August 16, 2010.

Ambassador Waxman is a career diplomat. Prior to his current posting, he served as the Director of the Department for Non-Proliferation in the Strategic Affairs Division of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He also served as interim Acting Deputy Director-General for Strategic Affairs.

While heading the Department for Defence Export Controls in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs between 2005 and 2007, Ambassador Waxman was closely involved in the reform of the national system of export controls and legislation. During this period, he was a member of the United Nations Group of Experts on Illicit Brokering in Small Arms and Light Weapons.

Ambassador Waxman served as Counsellor at the Permanent Mission of Israel to the United Nations office in Geneva from 1999 until 2004 where he represented Israel in various organizations and programs including the International Labour Organisation (ILO), the World Health Organisation (WHO) the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO), the Economic Commission for Europe (ECE), and various environmental organizations.

From 1992 to 1996, Ambassador Waxman served as Consul and Deputy Chief of Mission at the Israeli Consulate General in Toronto, Canada, where he oversaw public relations, community relations as well as consular work and administration.

Ambassador Waxman also held other positions in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, including in the African Division (2004), and the Middle East Economic Department (1998-1999).

Ambassador Waxman holds a Bachelor degree in Russian and General Studies from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem (1990) and a Masters degree in Public Policy from the University of Tel-Aviv (2005).

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