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H.E. Sadiq M. Marafi

Born 17.03.1968 in Kuwait

Married, 4 Children

Degree in Political Science,

Kuwait University in 1991


Professional background

  • September 2013: Appointed as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the State of Kuwait to the Federal Republic of Austria and Permanent Representative to the United Nations International Organizations in Vienna.
  • Promoted to the rank of Minister Plenipotentiary in January 2015.
  • Appointed at the Permanent Mission of the State of Kuwait to the United Nations Office in Geneva from July 1996 till August 2012.
  • Promoted to the rank of Counselor in March 2007.
  • Promoted to First Secretary in March 2004.
  • Promoted to Second Secretary in March 2001.
  • Appointed as Third Secretary in June 1997.
  • Admission to the Foreign Ministry in September 1993.
  • Working within the Ministry as Diplomatic Attaché at the Department of Asia and Africa.



Achievements and Responsibilities

  • Governor of Kuwait - IAEA Board of Governors for the Period 2019-2021.
  • President of the Arab League Council in Vienna from the 1st of October till the 31st of March 2018.
  • Board Member at the Ban Ki-moon Center for Global Citizens since January 2018.
  • President of the Arab League Council in Vienna from the 1st of July till the 31st of December 2014.
  • Vice President of the 42nd session of the UNIDO Industrial Development Board in Vienna.
  • Participating in numerous sessions of the United Nations General Assembly.
  • Chaired the Kuwaiti delegation in the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination 2012.
  • Chaired the Troika of Angola at the Universal Periodic Review 2011.
  • Chaired the Kuwaiti Delegation at the Committee against Torture 2011.
  • The Committee of the Human Rights and Human Right Council and its committees
  • The Sub-Commission of the Human Rights
  • The International Committee of the Red Cross
  • Responsible of Kuwait Prisoners of War File due to the Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait
  • Participating in all Human Rights lectures and in the Kuwaiti reports related to the Human Rights Conventions and Treaties


Official visits with the official delegation of His Highness The Emir of Kuwait

  • Member of the Official Delegation to the United kingdom – Germany – Italy – Syria – Lebanon – Jordan – Egypt – Mongolia – France – Mauritania – Morocco- Tunisia – Algeria – Turkey – Libya
  • Participating in the International Humanitarian Pledging Conference for Syria in Kuwait on the 30th of January 2013
  • Member of the Official Delegation to the Arab League Summit in Doha 21-27 March 2013
  • Participating in the Asian Cooperation Dialogue Summit 2012
  • Member of the Official Delegation to the GCC Summit in Bahrain 2012
  • Member of the Official Delegation to the 12th Session of the Islamic Summit Conference in Egypt 2013
  • Member of the Official Delegation to Makkah Islamic Summit Conference in August 2012
  • Participating in the Arab Summit and the Arab-African Summit in Libya


Official visits with His Excellency the Prime Minister

  • France – Austria – Belgium


Interests, Participations and Donations

  • United Nations – Voluntary Fund and the contemporary forms of slavery
  • International school in Geneva, regular donation
  • Cantonal Hospital of Pediatrics in Geneva, participation and donation for the pediatric researches


Strassergasse 32, 1190 Vienna - Austria

Office hours: Mon. – Fr.: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

phoneTel.: +43 (1) 405 56 46




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