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Taous Feroukhi

Taous Feroukhi served two terms on the Board of Trustees of the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI), from October 2012 to October 2017 and from October 2017 to October 2022 respectively. 

Ms. Feroukhi is a career diplomat and has served as Permanent Representative of Algeria to the United Nations, Austria, Spain, and other International Organizations in Vienna. She was also Chair of the Vienna Chapter of the Group of 77 and China; the African Group; and the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime. She co-chaired the standing open-ended intergovernmental working group on improving the governance and financial situation of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime.  

Prior to her position as Ambassador and Permanent Representative, Ms. Feroukhi was Chargée de mission in the Cabinet of the President of the Republic from 1999 to 2002. She worked at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as adviser to the Secretaire d’Etat chargé de la Cooperation et des Affaires Maghrebines from 1996 to 1999 and Deputy Director for the Programmes and Specialized Agencies of the United Nations at the Direction Générale des Relations Multilatérales from 1994 to 1996.

Previous roles include that of Deputy Permanent Representative at the Permanent Mission of Algeria to the United Nations in Geneva; Chef de Bureau pour les Pays de l'Europe Septendrionale, Direction Générale "Europe", Ministry of Foreign Affairs; First Secretary at the Embassy of Algeria in Madrid; and Second Secretary for Cultural, Scientific and Technical Cooperation at the Embassy of Algeria in Ottawa.

Ms. Feroukhi studied literature and political science at the University of Algiers, Algeria, and at the University of Madrid, Spain.