Sergey Ordzhonikidze is Deputy Secretary of the Russian Civic Chamber, Chairman of the Russian Public Council for International Cooperation and Public Diplomacy at the Civic Chamber, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation. A career diplomat, Mr. Ordzhonikidze joined the Soviet diplomatic service in 1969. In 1983−1991 he was Deputy Chief of the International Legal Department. In 1991−1996 he served Deputy Permanent Representative of the Soviet Union and then of the Russian Federation to the United Nations in New York. In 1996−1999, he was Director of the Department of International Organizations at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In 1999−2002 Sergey Ordzhonikidze served as Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, and for 9 years in 2002−2011 he was Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva, Secretary-General of the Conference on Disarmament. He is Member of the Civic Chamber since 2012. Sergey Ordzhonikidze was born in 1946 in Moscow. Sergo Ordzhonikidze, one of the leading Bolsheviks and head of the People’s Commissariat of Heavy Industry was his grandfather.