David Hannay

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Former Ambassador to the UN and the EU, David Hugh Alexander Hannay, Baron Hannay of Chiswick, GCMG, CH is a British diplomat born in London and educated at Winchester College and New College, Oxford. He entered the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in 1959, and was initially posted to positions in Tehran and Kabul. [1][2]

"Lord Hannay entered the Foreign Office in 1959, with initial postings in Tehran and Kabul. From 1965 until the early-1970s, he was an official representative of the government in discussions that led to the UK’s 1973 entry into the EEC. In the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, he served as the Head of the Middle East Department in 1979 and Assistant Under-Secretary of State for the European Community between 1979 and 1984. Later, he was a Minister at the British Embassy in Washington DC (1984-5), Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the European Economic Community (1985-1990), and Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations, as also the UK’s representative on the UN Security Council (1990-1995). He then served as the UK’s Special Representative for Cyprus between 1996 and 2003, the Prime Minister’s Personal Envoy to Turkey in 1998, and a member of the UN Secretary-General’s High Level Panel on Threats, Challenges and Change in 2003-2004. Following his admission to the House of Lords in 2001, he has been a member of the Arctic Committee, the Intergovernmental Organisations Committee, and the European Union Committee; and he is currently the Vice-Chairman of the All Party Parliamentary Group on the EU, Joint Convenor of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Global Security and Non-Proliferation, and Chairman of the UN All Party Parliamentary Group. He is currently a member of the Top Level Group on Multilateral Nuclear Disarmament and Non-Proliferation. He is also a former Chairman of the Board of UNA-UK, a former member of the Council of Britain in Europe, and a former member of the TANGGUH Independent Advisory Panel." [3]


For further information, see relevant Neocon Europe page Lord Hannay


  1. http://dic.academic.ru/dic.nsf/enwiki/464583
  2. http://www.nationmaster.com/encyclopedia/Lord-Hannay-of-Chiswick
  3. Political Security Centre Advisors, organizational web page, accessed January 31, 2016.
  4. Wyndham Place Charlemagne Trust People, organizational web page, accessed April 16, 2013.