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    UNIS/BIO/1298
    21 May 2021

    Permanent Representative of Iceland presents credentials

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

    VIENNA, 21 May (UN Information Service) – The new Permanent Representative of Iceland to the United Nations (Vienna), Kristín A. Árnadóttir, presented her credentials today to the Director-General of the United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV), Ghada Waly.

    During her career, Ms. Árnadóttir, has served in various capacities, among them:

    Head of Department of Bilateral Relations, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, accredited to New Zealand and Slovenia, Department of Home-Based Ambassadors and Special Envoy for Gender Equality since 2018. (2019-present); Ambassador to Finland, accredited to Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Ukraine, Embassy in Helsinki (2013-2018); Ambassador to China, accredited to Australia, Cambodia, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Mongolia, New Zealand, Republic of Korea, Thailand and Viet Nam, Embassy in Beijing (2010-2013); Director of Office of Communication and Culture and Director of Executive Management Office and Deputy Permanent Secretary of State, Ministry for Foreign Affairs (2006-2013); and Political Advisor to the Mayor of the City of Reykjavík, Director of the Secretariat of the Mayor and Director of Organizational Development, Services and Information (1994-2006).

    Ms. Árnadóttir holds a Bachelor of Arts in English and Mass Communication from the University of Iceland and a Master of Arts in Public Administration and Governance from Syracuse University, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, United States.

    Ms. Árnadóttir has three daughters.

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