Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Canada
Permanent Mission of Canada
Elissa Golberg is Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Canada to the United Nations and Conference on Disarmament in Geneva. Joining the Canadian diplomatic service in 1996, she has served as Director-General of Canada's Stabilization and Reconstruction Task Force, Representative of Canada in Kandahar (Afghanistan) and Executive Director of the prime minister-appointed Manley Panel. She has also participated in the management of Canadian responses to several conflicts and played a lead role in Canada's response to major natural disasters, including Task Force Coordinator following the 2011 Japan and 2010 Haiti earthquakes. Golberg co-chairs the Global Polio Partners Group with the Gates Foundation and chairs the Humanitarian Liaison Working Group, and is a member of the World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council on Fragile States. She is a recipient of the NATO ISAF General Service and Queen's Golden Jubilee Medals, the Public Service Award of Excellence and three Ministerial Awards for Foreign Policy Excellence. Golberg has an MA in International Relations from the Norman Patterson School of International Affairs.