Chargé d'affaires

In the event of a temporary absence from the mission, in accordance with General Assembly resolution 257 A (III), it is recommended that the permanent representative advise the Protocol Service of the United Nations Office at Vienna and other permanent missions by way of a note verbale, indicating the name of the person designated to perform the duties of head of mission in the capacity of chargé d’affaires ad interim during his/ her absence.

A chargé d’affaires cannot appoint another chargé d’affaires. Thus, should there be several consecutive designated officials during the absence of the permanent representative, their names and the dates of their respective appointments should be forwarded to the Protocol Service by the permanent representative before his/ her departure.