Tehmina Janjua (Urdu: تہمینہ جنجوعہ), is a Pakistani career diplomat who serves as the Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the United Nation's Geneva Office since 6th October 2015. On January 13, 2017, it was announced that Janjua will assume the post of Pakistan's foreign secretary in March 2017. She will replace the current foreign secretary, Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry, becoming the country's first woman foreign secretary.
Education and career
Janjua joined Foreign Service of Pakistan in 1984 after studying french literature at the Quaid-e-Azam University. She received a Masters in International Affairs from Columbia University in 1989. She served in Pakistan's missions to New York City and United Nations before serving as the Director of Foreign Secretary's Office between 2004 and 2005.
She served as the Director General of Strategic Planning in the Foreign Secretary's Office and in 2011 became Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Pakistan. She served as the Ambassador of Pakistan to Italy between December 2011 and October 2015. On 6th October 2015, Janjua became
Pakistan's envoy to the UN Office in Geneva, and in December 2016, Janjua, became the first woman, and the first developing country representative, to preside over the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons.
From March 2017, she will assume the role of Pakistan's foreign secretary