Press Releases

    7 March 2002


    VIENNA, 7 March (UN Information Service) – The new Permanent Representative of New Zealand to the United Nations (Vienna), Barbara Bridge, presented her credentials on Thursday to Steinar B. Bjornsson, Officer-in-Charge of the United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV), and the United Nations Office for Drug Control and Crime Prevention (ODCCP).

    Prior to her current appointment, Ms. Bridge was deputy Director of the Australia Division at the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs. She has also worked in the South Pacific, Americas, Development Cooperation, South East Asia, International Security and Arms Control, and Trade Negotiations Divisions of the Foreign Ministry. Her previous postings have been to the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in Canberra, and to the New Zealand High Commission in Ottawa.

    Ms. Bridge has worked for the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade for 17 years. Prior to joining the Ministry she worked briefly for the Ministry of Education and taught political science at Victoria University.

    Ms. Bridge holds a post-graduate degree in political science from Victoria University. Her further post-graduate work included research in the Netherlands and Norway.

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