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14 August 2018

New Permanent Representative of Germany presents credentials

(Based on information provided by the Protocol and Liaison Service)

VIENNA, 14 August (UN Information Service) - The new Permanent Representative of Germany to the United Nations (Vienna), Gerhard Küntzle, presented his credentials today to the Deputy Director-General of the United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV), Dennis Thatchaichawalit.

During his career, Mr. Küntzle has served in various capacities, among them:

Permanent Representative to the Council of Europe and Consul General, Strasbourg (2015-2018); Deputy Director General for Management (infrastructure and security), Federal Foreign Office, Berlin (2012-2015); Director, Global Resource Planning, Federal Foreign Office, Berlin (2010-2012); Deputy Head, Permanent Mission to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, Vienna (2007-2010); Budget Director, Federal Foreign Office, Berlin (2004-2007); Fellow, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts (2003-2004); Deputy Budget Director, Federal Foreign Office, Berlin (1999-2003); Representative of Germany to the Fifth Committee of the UN General Assembly, Permanent Mission of Germany, New York (1997-1999); Planning and Compliance Officer, Office of Internal Oversight Services, United Nations, New York (1995-1997); Desk Officer for UNICEF, UNHCR and UNRWA, Federal Foreign Office, Bonn (1991-1995); Head of Consular Service, Embassy in Beijing (1989-1991); Protocol Officer, Federal Foreign Office, Bonn (1988-1989).

Mr. Küntzle graduated from the University of Stuttgart with a degree in Political Science, English Language and Literature. He also studied at the Institut d'Etudes politiques, Université de Paris I - Sorbonne.

Gerhard Küntzle is married and has three children.

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