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13 September 2023

New Permanent Representative of Finland presents credentials

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

VIENNA, 13 September (UN Information Service) – The new Permanent Representative of Finland to the United Nations (Vienna), Nina Vaskunlahti, presented her credentials today to the Director-General of the United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV), Ghada Waly.

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

Under-Secretary of State for International Trade, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2019-present); Ambassador to India and Bangladesh (2016-2019); Ambassador to Türkiye (2012-2016); Director General, Department for Russia, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, Ministry for Foreign Affairs; and Deputy Permanent Representative at the Permanent Representation to the European Union (2004-2008).

Ms. Vaskunlahti holds a Master’s Degree in political sciences from the University of Turku, Finland.

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