Emyr Jones Parry

Ambassador Emyr Jones Parry has been Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom to the United Nations since July 2003, after serving as Permanent Representative to the North Atlantic Council in Brussels. He also served as Political Director of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and as Director at the European Union. Sir Emyr completed his PhD in Polymer Physics at Cambridge University.

Climate change is transforming the way we think about security. "This will not be the first time people have fought over land, water and resources, but this time it will be on a scale that dwarfs the conflicts of the past", said the Congolese representative at the UN Security Council debate in April 2007. The French called it the "number one threat to mankind".