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Biographical Note     UNIS/BIO/595
      7 December 2000
 New Permanent Representative of Sweden Presents Credentials

VIENNA, 6 December (UN Information Service) -- The new Permanent Representative of Sweden to the United Nations (Vienna), Maria Gabriella Lindholm, presented her credentials today to Pino Arlacchi, Director-General of the United Nations Office at Vienna. 

Prior to her current appointment, Ms. Lindholm was Deputy Director General at the Americas Department at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs in Sweden. 

Between 1995 and 1999, Ms. Lindholm was Private Secretary to the Swedish Minister for Foreign Affairs. The previous year she served as Director of the Department for Central and Eastern Europe at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs in Sweden. From 1992 until 1994 she was Counselor at the Political Department at the Swedish Embassy in Bonn. Between 1990 and 1992 Ms. Lindholm was appointed Deputy Director of the Department of International Development Cooperation, and two years before that she served as Private Secretary to the Minister for International Development Cooperation, both at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs in Sweden. 

From 1986 until 1988 Ms. Lindholm was Head of Department for Latin America at the Swedish International Development Agency. Between 1984 and 1986 she was Head of Section for Latin America at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs in Sweden. From 1979 until 1983 she served as Second Secretary at Swedish Embassies in Havana, Brasilia and Buenos Aires.

Ms. Lindholm received her BA in Political Science and Economic History from University of Uppsala in Sweden. Her MA in Political Science and History is from Justus Liebig University in Giessen, Germany. 

She has one daughter.

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