H.E. Lois Michele Young was born in Belize and currently serves as the Permanent Representative of Belize to the United Nations. She is a lawyer by profession, having received her academic LLB degree from King’s College, and professional training at the Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn. Lois practiced law as a civil litigator in the Courts of Belize for most of her career, appearing before the Privy Council and then the Caribbean Court of Justice, Belize’s highest courts of appeal, on many occasions. In the latter part of 2012 she changed career direction and came to the United Nations as Belize’s Ambassador and Permanent Representative.