20 July 2005
New Permanent Representative of the Dominican Republic Presents Credentials
VIENNA, 20 July (UN Information Service) -- The new Permanent Representative of the Dominican Republic to the United Nations (Vienna), Ramón Quiñones, presented his credentials today to Antonio Maria Costa, Director-General, United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV).
Prior to his current appointment, Mr. Quiñones was in charge of the Division of International Organizations at the Dominican Ministry of Foreign Affairs and worked as an advisor of the Institute for Higher Strategic Studies on Security and Defence of the Armed Forces from 2003-04.
Mr. Quiñones has served in a variety of functions in the course of his career including as: Permanent Representative at the Permanent Mission of the Dominican Republic to the Organization of American States (OAS) (2001-03); Alternate Permanent Representative at the Permanent Mission of the Dominican Republic to the OAS (2000-01); Minister Counselor at the Permanent Mission of the Dominican Republic to the OAS (1997-2000); Minister Counselor in charge of the Department of General Affairs of the Dominican Ministry of Foreign Affairs (1995-96); Second Secretary, Director of Department for Communications and Data Processing of the Dominican Ministry of Foreign Affairs (1987-88); Third Secretary, Information and Data Processing Department, Dominican Ministry of Foreign Affairs (1986-87), and as information analyst at the international unit of the Press Department of the Dominican Ministry of Foreign Affairs (1985-86).
Mr. Quiñones also served as Minister Counselor, Department of Foreign Policy, Administrative Affairs and Consular Affairs, from 1996-97.
Mr. Quiñones obtained a Masters degree in history from the Autonomous University of Santo Domingo (Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo, UASD). He did his post-graduate studies in International Studies at the Diplomatic School of Spain (Escuela Diplomática de España), part of Complutense University in Madrid. He also graduated from the Diplomatic School of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Dominican Republic.
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