Suraya Dalil, the new Permanent Representative of Afghanistan to the United Nations Office at Geneva, presented her credentials on Monday to Michael Møller, Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva.
She has served as the Afghan health minister from March 2012 to December 2014 during former President Hamid Karzai's government.
Dalil, who is a medical doctor, has worked with UNICEF, mostly in Afghanistan but also in Nairobi, covering Somalia, from 1994 to 2009.
She has also worked with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) from June 1993 to April 1994 and Medicines Sans Frontiers (MSF) from December 1992 to June 1993, in Afghanistan.
Dalil studied medical at the Medical University of Kabul, and obtained her Masters Degree from Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, United States.