8 October 2001


VIENNA, 8 October (UN Information Service) – The new Permanent Representative of Canada to the United Nations (Vienna), Ingrid M. Hall, presented her credentials on Monday to Pino Arlacchi, Director-General of the United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV).

Prior to her current appointment, Ms. Hall was Director-General of the South and Southeast Asia Bureau in Ottawa. Between 1994 and 1995 she served as Dean and Advisor respectively to Canadian Foreign Service Institute, and before that served at Privy Council Office. Between 1992 and 1993 she was Director-General of Intelligence and Foreign Assessments Bureau.

Ms. Hall held several positions at Canadian missions abroad. From 1989 until 1992 she was Ambassador in Jakarta, from 1979 until 1983 First Secretary, and Counsellor and Consul respectively in Manila, from 1971 until 1974 Third and Second Secretary respectively in Washington, and held a Temporary Duty at UNGA in New York.

Between 1986 and 1989 Ms. Hall was Director, Western Europe Relations Division, between 1984 and 1986 she served as Deputy to Senior Advisor and Coordinator at the Canada/US Trade Task Force, and a year before she was Deputy Director of the Social Policy and Programs Division. Ms. Hall has also held posts at the following Divisions: Science, Environment and Transportation Policy; Transport, Communications and Energy; Information; Africa and Middle East; Far Eastern and United Nations Division. She also served on the Royal Commission on Bilingualism and Biculturalism.

Ms. Hall holds B.A. and M.A. degrees from McGill University.

She is married, with two children.

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