29 August 2008
New Permanent Representative of the Netherlands Presents Credentials
VIENNA, 29 August (UN Information Service) - The new Permanent Representative of the Netherlands to the United Nations (Vienna), H.E. Mr. Alphons Hamer, presented his credentials today to Mr. Franz Baumann, Acting Director-General, United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV).
Prior to his current appointment, Mr. Hamer served as Ambassador of the Netherlands to Japan, a post which he assumed in 2005.
Mr. Hamer has served in many capacities in the course of his career, among them: Representative to the European Union (EU) Political and Security Committee and Permanent Representative to the Western European Union (WEU), Brussels, Belgium (2001-05), Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations, New York, United States (1998-2001), Deputy Head of Mission, Moscow, Russian Federation (1997-98), Head, Economic Affairs Department, Embassy of the Netherlands, Washington D.C., United States (1992-97).
Mr. Hamer holds a degree in Iranian Studies from the University of Utrecht, The Netherlands.
He is married and has three children.
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