Vestniece Sanita Pavluta Deslandes 

Sanita Pavļuta-Deslandes took up the position of Ambassador, Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York in August 2023.

Since the beginning of her diplomatic career in 1995, Ms Pavļuta-Deslandes has worked in the West European Division of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Task Force for Latvia’s EU Accession Negotiations and as the Director of the EU Coordination Department. In her capacity of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, she represented Latvia’s interests in the Kingdom of the Netherlands, the French Republic, UNESCO and the Permanent Representation to the EU. As the non-resident Ambassador she was accredited to the Kingdom of Morocco, the Principality of Monaco and was appointed as the Personal Representative of the President of Latvia at the International Organisation of La Francophonie.

Sanita Pavļuta-Deslandes headed the European Affairs Office at the State Chancellery, was the Adviser to the Prime Minister on EU Affairs.

Since 2021 Ms Pavļuta-Deslandes served as Ambassador-at-Large, Head of Secretariat of Latvia’s Candidacy for the United Nations Security Council.

The Ambassador has been awarded the Order of the Three Stars, the French National Order of Merit and the Certificates of Recognition from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Cabinet.

She has graduated from the Latvian Academy of Culture and the Sciences-Po (Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris).