Profiles of the Coordinators of the preparatory process

Profiles of the Coordinators of the
preparatory process

18 September 2009

HE Ambassador Florence Mangin, Permanent Representative of France


HE Ambassador Florence Mangin, along with HE Ambassador Omar Zniber of Morocco, has been appointed Coordinator of the entry-into-force process.

Ms Mangin became France’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations in Vienna in June 2009.

Prior to this, she served for four years as Minister Counsellor at the French Embassy in Rome, Italy.

For many years, Ms Mangin held assignments relating to European affairs. From 2002 to 2004 she was an Assistant Director at the Directorate of European Cooperation in the Ministry for Foreign Affairs and an advisor on European affairs in the cabinet of the Prime Minister from 1997 to 2002.

Immediately after her entry into the French Ministry for Foreign Affairs in 1984, Ms Mangin worked on African affairs and served as First Secretary to the French Mission in Côte d’Ivoire from 1986 to 1988.

Ms Mangin has a master’s degree in History from the Sorbonne University in Paris, France. She also attended the Centre Universitaire des Etudes Européennes at the Sorbonne, the Institut d’Etudes Politiques in Paris and the École Nationale d’Administration in Strasbourg, France.



18 September 2009

HE Ambassador Omar Zniber, Permanent Representative of Morocco


HE Ambassador Omar Zniber, along with HE Ambassador Florence Mangin of France, has been appointed Coordinator of the entry-into-force process.

Mr Zniber has been Morocco’s Permanent Representive to the international organizations in Vienna, Austria, since June 2003. He is also Morocco’s Ambassador to Austria, Slovakia and Slovenia.

Prior to coming to Austria, Mr Zniber headed the Directorate of the United Nations and International Organizations in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of Morocco for over three years. He was the chief of the Directorate’s United Nations Division from 1996 to 1999.


From 1989 to 1996 Mr Zniber served as Counsellor in charge of disarmament issues, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the World Health Organization (WHO) at the Permanent Mission of Morocco in Geneva, Switzerland. During that time, Mr Zniber was a member of the Drafting Committees for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty and the Convention on the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons. He was also a coordinator of the non-aligned countries at the Conference on Disarmament in Geneva, Switzerland.

Mr Zniber holds a doctorate in international public law from the University of Assas Panthéon in Paris, France, and a master’s degree in public law from the University Mohamed V for Legal and Social Sciences, Rabat, Morocco.