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    UNIS/BIO/609
    7 June 2001

    NEW PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE OF
    ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA PRESENTS CREDENTIALS

    VIENNA, 7 June (UN Information Service) – His Excellency Sir Ronald Michael Sanders, KCN, CMG, has been appointed new Permanent Representative of Antigua and Barbuda to the United Nations Office in Vienna (UNOV).

    Prior to his current appointment, Sir Ronald was Senior Ambassador and Chief Foreign Affairs Representative with Ministerial rank. Between 1996 and 1997 he was Ambassador and Permanent Delegate to UNESCO. Before that he served as Non- Resident Ambassador to France and Germany, and between 1995 and 1996 he was High Commissioner to the United Kingdom.

    From 1989 to 1996 Sir Ronald was and International Affairs Consultant to Atlantic Tele-Network Inc in the United States of America, Consultant to West Indian Commission and to Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States. While a Visiting Fellow at Oxford University, Sir Ronald was a freelance Broadcaster, Writer and Lecturer.

    Sir Ronald began his diplomatic career in 1978 as Adviser to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Antigua and Barbuda. Between 1982 and 1983 he was Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations, and between 1983 and 1987 Ambassador and Permanent Delegate to UNESCO. From 1984 until 1987 he was High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, and during 1985 and 1987 he served as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary (non-resident) to the Federal Republic of Germany.

    Sir Ronald holds a MA degree in International Relations; he studied at the University of Boston in the United States of America, and the University of Sussex in the United Kingdom.

    He is married.

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