30 July 2008
New Permanent Representative of Germany Presents Credentials
VIENNA, 30 July (UN Information Service) - The new Permanent Representative of Germany to the United Nations (Vienna), H. E. Mr. Rüdiger Lüdeking, presented his credentials today to Mr. Franz Baumann, Acting Director-General, United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV).
Prior to his current appointment, Mr. Lüdeking was serving as Deputy Commissioner of the German Government for Arms Control and Disarmament (since 2007).
Mr. Lüdeking entered the German Foreign service in 1980. He has served in many capacities in the course of his career, including as: Director of Nuclear Arms Control and Non-Proliferation Office, Berlin (2001 - 2005), Director of Conventional Arms Control, Berlin (2000 - 2001), Head of Economic Affairs Department, German Embassy in the United Kingdom, London, (1996 - 2000), Deputy Head of Divisions for Parliamentary and Cabinet Affairs, Bonn (1994 - 1996), Deputy Head of Division for Security and Arms Control in Europe, Bonn (1992 - 1994), Deputy Head of Mission, German Embassy in Namibia, Windhoek (1990 - 1992) and Deputy Head of the German Delegation to the Conference on Disarmament, Geneva (1987 - 1990).
Mr. Lüdeking studied Geography, English and Philosophy at the University of Düsseldorf.
He is married and has four daughters.
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