10 May 2001


VIENNA, 10 May (UN Information Service) – The new Permanent Representative of Tunisia to the United Nations (Vienna), Afif Hendaoui, presented his credentials on Thursday to Pino Arlacchi, Director-General of the United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV).

Prior to his current appointment, Mr. Hendaoui served as Minister for Human Rights, Communication and Relations with the House of Representatives. From 1996 to 2000 he was Ambassador to Sweden.

Mr. Hendaoui served as President of the University of Law, Economics and Administration from 1991 to 1996. Between 1990 and 1991 he was Consultant for Economic Relations in the Tunisian Foreign Ministry. From 1988 to 1991 he was Director of the Centre for Studies, Research and Publications at the University of Tunis.

Mr. Henaoui began his career in 1982 as lecturer and served from 1983 to 1986 as Member of the Scientific Council at the Tunis University of Law, Political and Economic Sciences.

Between 1984 and 1989 he was Lecturer and Scientific Assistant at the Faculty of Economic Sciences and Administration in Tunis.

Born on 16 July 1948 in Tunis Mr. Hendaoui holds a doctorate in Economic Sciences and a Master=s degree in Economic Policy from the University of Brussels. He has published a number of publications. Mr. Hendaoui received the Ordre National du mérit de l=Education and the Ordre de la République.

He is married, with two children.

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