For information only – not an official document
11 October 2022
(Based on information provided by the Protocol and Liaison Service)
VIENNA, 11 October (UN Information Service) – The new Permanent Representative of Estonia to the United Nations (Vienna), Merle Pajula, presented her credentials today to the Director-General of the United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV), Ghada Waly.
During her career, Ms. Pajula, who is also Ambassador to Austria, has served in various positions, among them:
Head of the Foreign Relations Department, Chancellery of the Estonian Parliament (2019–2022), Ambassador in Stockholm, Sweden (2015 – 2019); Policy Planning Director, Political Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2010–2014); Ambassador in Helsinki, Finland (2006–2010); Head of the Foreign Relations Department, Chancellery of the Estonian Parliament (2004–2006); Permanent Representative of Estonia to the United Nations in New York (2000–2004); and Director General, Press and Information Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (1998–2000).
Ms. Pajula studied at Tartu Universityand speaks English, Estonian, Finnish and Russian.
She is married.
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