| Raimonda Murmokaitė |
|Born||17 July 1959|
|Alma mater||Vilnius University, Monterey Institute of International Studies, University of Birmingham|
|Member of||Chevening Scholarship|
Lithuanian diplomat who was President of the United Nations Security Council in February 2014 and May 2015, and Chairman of the UNSC's Counter-Terrorism Committee 2014-2015.
Raimonda Murmokaitė is a Lithuanian diplomat. She was President of the United Nations Security Council in February 2014 and May 2015, and Chairman of the UNSC's Counter-Terrorism Committee 2014-2015.
Murmokaitė studied German and Romance Studies at Vilnius University from 1977 to 1982 during the Soviet era. After Lithuanian independence in 1991, she from 1992 to 1993 studied Public Administration at the Monterey Institute of International Studies on a Muskie Scholarship. She then received a Chevening scholarship and continued her education in diplomacy and security policy at the University of Birmingham.
Murmokaitė was employed by the Lithuanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in March 1994. After working as a consultant, she took over the management of the western European department in January 1996. In January 1998, Murmokaitė moved to the Lithuanian Embassy in Italy, before heading the Department of Policy Planning at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in February 2001. From April 2003 to August 2004 she was Director of the Americas, Africa , Asia and Oceania Division.
Murmokaitė was deputy to Gediminas Šerkšnys and Dalius Čekuolis at the Permanent Mission of Lithuania to the United Nations in New York between August 2004 and July 2008. In August ], Murmokaitė was appointed ambassador and worked for Foreign Ministers Petras Vaitiekūnas and Vygaudas Ušackas. In October 2009, she became Director of the Department's United Nations, International Organizations and Human Rights Division.
Murmokaitė was accredited as Permanent Representative of Lithuania to the United Nations in October 2012. She was the first Lithuanian to hold this post and has twice assumed the presidency of the United Nations Security Council during her five-year tenure. On August 18, 2017, Audra Plepytė became her successor and Murmokaitė became director of the Department of Transatlantic Cooperation and Security Policy at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.