26 August 2004
New Permanent Representative of Poland Presents Credentials
VIENNA, 26 August (UN Information Service) -- The new Permanent Representative of Poland to the United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV), Jacek Bylica, presented his credentials today to Antonio Maria Costa, Director-General of UNOV.
Mr. Bylica will also be serving as Permanent Representative of Poland to the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, the International Atomic Energy Agency and to other international organizations in Vienna.
Prior to his current appointment, Mr. Bylica served as Director of the Department of Security Policy at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs from 2003-2004 and as Director of the Secretariat of the Minister of Foreign Affairs from 2002-2003. He had also held several other posts within the Ministry of Foreign Affairs including: Director of the Department of Asia-Pacific (2001-2002), Deputy Director and then, Director of the Department of Asia, Australia and Latin America from 1999-2001 and Assistant Director of the Department of Security Policy (1998-99). He has also served as Head of Arms Control and Disarmament Division, Department of Security Policy in 1998.
Mr. Bylica studied at the Warsaw University, Poland, and Beijing Language Institute, China, earned a Diploma in Post-Graduate Foreign Service Studies at the Polish Institute of International Affairs, Warsaw, and a Masters degree in International Relations at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations. He also earned a Masters degree in Law and Diplomacy at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, United States.
Mr. Bylica is married and has two children.
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