• Dr. Nabil Al-Arabi 2011-2016

     Professional History:

    • July 2011 Secretary-General of the League of Arab States.

    • 2011 Foreign Minister.

    • 2008 - 2011 Director of the Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration.

    • 2001 - 2006 Member of the International Court of Justice.

    1999-2001 Commissioner, Geneva-based UN Commission on Compensation.

    1994-2001 Member of the United Nations Compensation Commission for the United Nations in Geneva.

    • 1990 Judge at the Judicial Court of the Organisation of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries.

    Member of the board of the SIPRI International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI).

    • 1999 - 2001 Partner at Zaki Hashem & Partners law firm.

    • 1991 - 1999 Permanent Representative of Egypt to the United Nations in New York.

    • 1987-1991 Permanent Representative of Egypt to the United Nations Mission in Geneva.

    • 1976-1978, 1983-1987 Legal Adviser to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. 1981-1983 Ambassador of Egypt to India 1978-1981 Ambassador and Deputy Permanent Representative of Egypt to the United Nations in New York.

    • 1983 Chairman of the United Nations Committee on the Charter.

    Previous UN functions:

    • June 1996 President of the Security Council.

    • 1993, 1994, 1997 Vice-President of the General Assembly.

    • Chairman of the First Committee on Disarmament and International Security Issues of the Assembly (forty-seventh session). 1992-1996.

    Chairman, Informal Working Group on Agenda for Peace 1992.

    Chairman, Working Group on Legal Conventions, United Nations Conference on Environment and Development, Rio de Janeiro, 1981-1982.

    Chairman of the United Nations Commission on the Promotion of the Principle of the Prevention of the Use of Force in International Relations.

    Legal Activities:

    • 1976 - 1987, 1983 - 1987 Advisor and Head of Legal and Treaties Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Cairo.

    • 1986 - 1988 Representative of the Egyptian Government in the International Arbitration Tribunal for the Taba Dispute.

    • 1985 - 1989 Head of the Egyptian delegation to the Taba negotiations.

    • 1995 Appointed by the Egyptian Minister of Justice in the arbitration list for civil and commercial affairs in Egypt.

    • Member of the Board of Directors of Cairo Regional Center for International Commercial Arbitration.

    • Member of the Board of Directors of the Egyptian Association of International Law.

    • Member of the list of neutrals at the Arbitration and Mediation Center of the Intellectual Property Organisation.

    • 1989-1992 - Arbitrator at the International Chamber of Commerce of the International Court of Arbitration, Paris, in a dispute over the Suez Canal.

    • 1978 Legal Advisor to the Egyptian delegation at the Camp David Conference on Middle East Peace.


    • 1973 Fellow of the United Nations Institute for International Training and Research (UNITAR).


    1973-1975 Legal Adviser to the Egyptian delegation to the United Nations Middle East Peace Conference held in Geneva.


    • 1968 Fellow of the Adley Stevenson Institute of International Law, UNITAR.


     Other Legal Activities:

    • Lectures at The Hague Academy of International Law, Columbia University, New York University, Duke University, Yale University, University of Pennsylvania, University of Houston.

    American Society of International Law, New York Bar Association, Greek Institute of International Law and International Peace Academies in New York and Vienna.


    Lectured at:

    • Lecturer in International Law and International Organisations, Institute of Diplomatic Studies, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Cairo.

    • Chief spokesman of the University Institute of Higher International Studies, 1993: "The United Nations and the New International Order", Geneva.

    • Themes of the annual meeting of the American Society of International Law.

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