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    UNIS/BIO/1282
    11 September 2020

    Permanent Representative of Belarus presents credentials

    (Based on information provided by the Protocol and Liaison Service)

    VIENNA, 11 September (UN Information Service) - The new Permanent Representative of Belarus to the United Nations (Vienna), Andrei Dapkiunas, presented his credentials today to the Director-General of the United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV), Ghada Waly.

    During his career, Mr. Dapkiunas, who is also Ambassador to Austria and Slovenia and to the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), has served in various capacities, among them:

    Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs (2017-2020); Permanent Representative to the United Nations (2011-2017); Director of the Department of International Humanitarian Cooperation and Human Rights, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2011); Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York (2004-2011); President of the Executive Board of UNICEF, New York (2006); Vice-President of ECOSOC, New York (2008), Director of the Americas Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (1997-2004); Head of the Office for the United States and Canada, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (1995-1997); Second Secretary, Secretariat, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (1994-1995); Second Secretary, Permanent Mission to the United Nations (1992-1994); Second Secretary, Chernobyl International Cooperation Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (1992).

    Mr. Dapkiunas graduated from the Minsk State Teachers Training Institute for Foreign Languages and holds a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Political Science.

    He speaks English, French, and Polish.

    Mr. Dapkiunas has a son and a daughter.

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