26 February 2004
New Permanent Representative of Norway Presents Credentials
VIENNA, 26 February (UN Information Service) -- The New Permanent Representative of Norway to the United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV), Rolf Trolle Andersen, presented his credentials today to Antonio Maria Costa, Director-General of UNOV.
Prior to his current appointment, Mr. Andersen served as Ambassador of Norway to Paris, France, and as Permanent Representative to UNESCO. He had also served as Ambassador of Norway to Greece, Romania and Moldova, as well as First Secretary at the Norwegian Embassies in Greece and Canada.
Mr. Andersen had held several posts within the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Between 1994 and 1997, he served as Special Middle East Coordinator, and from 1988 to 1990, as Special Adviser for Polar Affairs. Further he had held the posts of the Deputy Director General of the Legal Department, Minister Plenipotentiary for Antarctic Negotiations, Head of Division in the Legal Department, and Executive Officer in the Political and Economic Departments.
Mr. Andersen earned a Law degree at the University of Oslo.
He is married and has two children.
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