Ambassador's Biography

H.E. Suraya Dalil

Permanent Representative

of the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan

 

 

H.E. Ambassador Dalil studied Medicine at the Kabul Medical Institute in Afghanistan and received a Master degree in Public Health from the Harvard University, Boston, United States.

Prior to her appointment as Permanent Representative of the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan to the United Nations based in Geneva, Dr. Dalil had been serving as the Minister of Public Health of Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan from March 2012 to December 2014, after serving as the Acting Minister from January 2010 to February 2012. From 1994 to 2009, Dr. Dalil worked with UNICEF in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Nairobi, covering Somalia. Dr. Dalil worked with the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) and Medicines Sans Frontiers (MSF) in Afghanistan.

Dr. Dalil with her proven leadership and political skills, has  profound experience with the United Nations and International Organisations both at the international level and in Afghanistan. She has a deep commitment and personal passion to women's empowerment, international diplomacy, human rights and development. Previously she had demonstrated strong ability in leading a diverse team to reform health system with improved quality of care and evident impact. She is the author of several publication, written both in Dari and English.

Dr. Dalil was born in Kabul Afghanistan in February 1970, married and has three children.

Ambassador's Message

 

 

 

Dear visitors

and distinguished members of the Afghan

and International community in Geneva!

 

 

 

I warmly welcome you to the website of the Embassy and Permanent Mission of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan to the United Nations Office and other International Organizations in Geneva.

As the Permanent Representative of the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan to the United Nations and other International Organizations in Geneva and designated Ambassador to Switzerland, it is my pleasure and privilege to promote the mutually cordial and constructive relationship and cooperation that exists since 1928 between Afghanistan and Switzerland. Both countries have a history of good bilateral relations that are characterized by Switzerland’s support to humanitarian and development programs in Afghanistan.

As Afghanistan continues its journey of peace and development, the Permanent Mission of Afghanistan in Geneva provides an avenue of broad interaction between Afghanistan, United Nations and other Geneva-based international organizations for multi-lateral collaborations and strategic partnerships.

This website aims to provide information and access on the full range of consular services including visa and passport, as it concurrently covers updates on the work of the Embassy in Switzerland within the framework of bilateral relations between Afghanistan and Switzerland. I hope through this website we can offer a reflection of our activities as well as provide a set of useful links to important Government websites and other international organizations and efforts involved in Afghanistan.

On behalf of the Embassy and Permanent Mission of Afghanistan to the United Nations Office in Geneva, I extend my best wishes to those who visit and use this website as well as our Afghan ommunity in Switzerland.

Please do not hesitate to contact us should you have any inquiry.

Sincerely,


Dr. Suraya DALIL 
Permanent Representative to the United Nations Office based in Geneva

and designated Ambassador to Switzerland

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