13 September 2006

Biographical Note

Mona Juul of Norway Chairperson of First Committee

NEW YORK, 12 September (UN Headquarters) -- Mona Juul, Deputy Permanent Representative of Norway to the United Nations, was elected Chairperson of the First Committee (Disarmament and International Security) on 18 July.

Ms. Juul served as Ambassador to Cyprus from 2001 to 2004.  She was also Ambassador to Israel from 2001 to 2004.

At the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ms. Juul served as State Secretary from March 2000 to December 2000.  Prior to that, Ms. Juul was Special Adviser/Ambassador/Middle East Coordinator at the Ministry (1997-2000).  From 1993 to 1994, she was Head of Division for the Secretariat.  She was also Executive Officer for the Secretariat (1992-1993) and Executive Officer for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (1990-1992).

Ms. Juul was Minister Counsellor, Norwegian Embassy, Tel Aviv, Israel (1994-1997).  At the Norwegian Embassy in Cairo, Egypt, she served as Second Secretary from 1989 to 1990.  She had served as Attaché prior to that (1988-1989).

She was enrolled in the Norwegian Foreign Service Training Programme from 1986 to 1988, and she earned her graduate degree in Political Science from the University of Oslo in 1988.

Born on 10 April 1959 in Steinkjer, Norway, Ms. Juul is married with two children.

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