Sarah Weiss Ma’udi, the first Israeli woman to serve in this position, will represent the Western Europe and Others Group (WEOG) of countries.
Israeli legal adviser Sarah Weiss Ma’udi was appointed to serve as the vice-chair of the United Nations Legal Committee for the 75th General Assembly. The committee had selected a new chief justice.
Weiss Ma’udi will represent the Western Europe and Others Group (WEOG) of countries and will be the first Israeli woman to serve in this position.
Weiss Ma’udi has held various legal advisory positions at the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs, including director of the Department of International Law. She also founded the “Women in Diplomacy” network, which brings together diplomats from around the world.
She is the first Israeli legal adviser to be appointed as the 6th Committee vice-chair in almost 20 years and the first female Israeli legal adviser to be chosen for such position.
Israeli Ambassador to the UN Gilad Erdan welcomed the appointment and said that this is “an important achievement that also has a direct connection to the peace agreements we have signed and shows the potential for Israel to influence the organization.”
Of Weiss Maudi, he said that “just as she has contributed greatly to the work of the Israeli Mission, I am sure that Sarah’s rich legal experience will contribute to the operations of the UN.”