Ambassador Elisabeth Tichy-Fisslberger is the Permanent Representative of Austria to the United Nations Office at Geneva, a position she has held since December 2017. Prior to her appointment to Geneva, Ambassador Tichy-Fisslberger served as Director General for Legal and Consular Affairs at the Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs from 2007 to 2017. She was the first Austrian National Coordinator on Combatting Human Trafficking, and has been President of the Austrian Task Force on Combatting Human Trafficking since 2009. Ambassador Tichy-Fisslberger joined the Austrian diplomatic service in 1988. Before joining the Austrian diplomatic service, she worked for the European Commission in Brussels. Additionally, she has been a lecturer at the University of Vienna since 2002, and Diplomatic Academy, Vienna since 2006. Ambassador Tichy-Fisslberger holds degrees from the University of Vienna in Law and Languages (French, Spanish). She is also fluent in English and Italian.