28 August 2001


VIENNA, 28 August (UN Information Service) – The new Permanent Representative of Hungary to the United Nations (Vienna), István Horváth, presented his credentials on Tuesday to Pino Arlacchi, Director-General of the United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV).

Prior to his current appointment, Mr. Horváth was Head of the Department for Human Rights and Minority Law at the Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. From 1998 until 2000 he was Head of the Secretariat of the Permanent State Secretary and the year before he was Deputy Head of the Department for Governmental Coordination.

Mr. Horváth joined the Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1976 as Desk Officer at the Consular Department. Between 1983 and 1987 he was Desk Officer at the International Law Department and between 1991 and 1994 he was Counselor at the same department. Mr. Horváth held four positions at Hungarian Embassies abroad, as Attaché in Sofia between 1978 and 1983, as Vice Consul in Sydney from 1987 until 1990, followed by a year as Deputy Head of Mission in Canberra. From 1994 until 1997 he served as Minister and Deputy Head of Mission in Moscow.

Mr. Horváth graduated from the Faculty of Law of the Eötvös Lóránd University in Budapest. He speaks English, Russian, Bulgarian, French and Hungarian.

He is married, with two children.

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