Ambassador Lars Tummers

Ambassador Lars Tummers has been appointed Deputy Ambassador of the Netherlands to the UN in Geneva in 2022. Previously, he served as Ambassador to Libya from 2018 until 2021 and as Special Envoy on Counterterrorism within the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Between December 2013 and September 2014, Ambassador Tummers was Head of the United Nations / Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) Mission in Syria (based in Cyprus). Prior to which, he coordinated the Afghanistan Task Force in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and served as Deputy Head of Mission in Iraq (20010-2012).

In addition, he has been Head of Political Affairs in Sudan, Senior Policy Adviser in the OSCE Mission to Kosovo, Political Adviser in the Kosovo Protection Force, Permanent Secretary for the UN in Kosovo and worked in the legal team of the UN Protection Force in Sarajevo. Ambassador Tummers holds a degree in International Law from the University of Utrecht and Master’s degrees in International Relations from the University of Utrecht and the University of Florida.