Amb. Valentin Zellweger– Ambassador and Permanent representative of Switzerland to the United Nations and the other international organisations in Geneva
Ambassador Valentin Zellweger is head of the Directorate of Public International Law and Legal Advisor of the Swiss Foreign Ministry. He started his professional career as a research assistant in international law at the University of Basel where he also submitted his doctoral thesis. He joined the Swiss Foreign Ministry in 1991. Mr. Zellweger has served as a diplomat in Kenya and as a legal adviser to the Swiss Mission to the United Nations in New York. He was representative of Switzerland in different treaty negotiations and a member of the Swiss delegation to the Rome Conference on the establishment of the International Criminal Court (ICC). Between 2003 and 2007, he served as Chef de Cabinet of the first President of the ICC in The Hague during the setting up phase of the newly established Court.