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      UNIS/BIO/538
      2 October 2000
      New Permanent Representative of Chile

      VIENNA, 2 October (UN Information Service) -- The new Permanent Representative of Chile to the United Nations (Vienna), Raimundo Gonzalez Aninat, paid an introductory courtesy visit today to Pino Arlacchi, Director-General of the United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV). Ambassador Gonzalez Aninat was accredited to the United Nations (Vienna) on 24 August 2000. 

     Prior to his current appointment, Mr. Gonzalez served as Ambassador of Chile in Romania.

     Between 1984 and 1994, Mr. Gonzalez was a Professor at the Faculty of Law at the University of Chile. He is an expert in Space Law and was a guest lecturer at various Universities in South and North America and Europe

     In 1988, Mr. Gonzalez became an adviser to the Director of Special Politics in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Chile. In 1994 he became Director of a Postgraduate Course on International Public Law at the University of Granada, Spain. In the same year he was sent to Romania as Ambassador of Chile and was elected a Full Member of the Board of Legal Experts of INTELSAT,

     Since 1982 when Mr. Gonzalez was Chile’s delegate at the Second United Nations Conference on the Exploration of Outer Space, he has been actively involved in the development of international space law. In 1997 he was elected First Vice-president of the Committee of the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space.

     Born on 27 September 1939 in Concepcion, Chile, Mr. Gonzalez graduated from the Catholic University of Santiago. He holds a degree in Law and Political and Social Sciences. He did a postgraduate course at the Faculty of Comparative Law of the University of Strasbourg, France. He also holds a Master in Aeronautical and Space Law from, the University of Indae, Argentina.

     He is married.
     

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