Ambassador and Permanent Representative of India to the United Nations offices in Geneva
Mr. Dilip Sinha is Ambassador and Permanent Representative of India to the United Nations in Geneva.
Prior to taking up his present assignment, Mr. Sinha was Additional Secretary and then Special Secretary for International Organizations and Environmental Diplomacy in the Government of India from 2010 to 2012. In this capacity, Mr. Sinha was responsible for coordinating India's diplomacy at the multilateral level, particularly in the UN Security Council and on climate change negotiations.
Mr. Sinha served as Ambassador of India to Greece from 2007 to 2010, Deputy High Commissioner of India to Bangladesh from 2002 to 2004 and Deputy Chief of Mission at the Embassy of India in Brazil from 1999 to 2002. Earlier international postings include Minister(Economic) in the Permanent Mission of India to the UN in Geneva, First Secretary at the High Commission of India in Pakistan and Second Secretary at the Embassy of India in Egypt and in Germany.
At the Ministry of External Affairs in India, Mr. Sinha was Joint Secretary in charge of the Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iran desk from 2005 to 2007, Director in the Prime Minister's Office from 1992 to 1995 and Deputy Secretary for Press Relations from 1990 to 1991.
Mr. Sinha joined the Indian Foreign Service in 1978 after working briefly in the State Bank of India. He holds a Masters degree in Political Science from Patna University, India. He is married, with two sons.