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    UNIS/BIO/633
    21 January 2002

    NEW PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE OF DENMARK
    PRESENTS CREDENTIALS

    VIENNA, 21 January (UN Information Service) – The new Permanent Representative of Denmark to the United Nations (Vienna), Torben Mailand Christensen, presented his credentials on Monday to Steinar B. Bjornsson, Officer-in-Charge of the United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV), and the United Nations Office for Drug Control and Crime Prevention (ODCCP).

    Prior to his current appointment, Mr. Christensen was Ambassador and Head of the Secretariat for Environment and Sustainable Development at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Copenhagen. Between 1992 and 1997, he served as Ambassador and Head of the Danish Delegation to OECD in Paris. From 1991 to 1992 he served as Ambassador (Environment and Development) at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Between 1989 and 1991 Mr. Christensen was Under-Secretary and Head of European Affairs at the Ministry and Chief negotiator to the Rio Conference on Environment and Development. Before he became Deputy to Denmark’s Permanent Representative to the European Union in Brussels in 1986, Mr. Christensen was Acting Head and Head of Department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs respectively from 1980 to 1986.

    Mr. Christensen joined Denmark’s Foreign Service as Secretary at Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1966. He was Secretary of Embassy at the Royal Danish Embassy in Stockholm between 1969 and 1972. He went back to Copenhagen for a year in 1974 to serve as Head of Section at the Ministry and then went on to serve as Economic Advisor at the Royal Danish Embassy in Paris between 1974 and 1980.

    Mr. Christensen holds a degree in political science.

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