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    UNIS/BIO/627
    27 November 2001

    NEW PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE OF THE UNITED STATES
    OF AMERICA PRESENTS CREDENTIALS

    VIENNA, 27 November (UN Information Service) – The new Permanent Representative of the United States of America to the United Nations (Vienna), Kenneth C. Brill, presented his credentials on Tuesday to Pino Arlacchi, Director-General of the United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV).

    Prior to his current appointment, Mr. Brill was Acting Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs (OES). Before joining OES, he was the U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Cyprus from 1996-1999.

    A career member of the U.S. Foreign Service, Mr. Brill joined the Department of State in 1975. His overseas assignments have included postings in Ghana, Jordan, and India. He has also had a variety of Washington assignments involving countries in Africa and the Middle East. In addition, he has served in various capacities with senior State Department officials, including the Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs and the Secretary of State. During the period 1994-1996, he served as Executive Secretary of the Department of State and Special Assistant to the Secretary of State.

    Mr. Brill graduated with a BA from Ohio University and received his MBA from the University of California at Berkeley.

    He is married, with two children.

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