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    UNIS/BIO/858
    16 September 2008

    New Permanent Representative of Croatia Presents Credentials

    VIENNA, 16 September (UN Information Service) - The new Permanent Representative of Croatia to the United Nations (Vienna), H. E. Mr. Neven Madey, presented his credentials today to Mr. Antonio Maria Costa, Director-General, United Nations Office at Vienna ( UNOV).

    Prior to his current appointment, Mr. Madey served as Ambassador to Greece, Armenia and Georgia, a post which he assumed in 2004.

    Mr. Madey has served in many capacities in the course of his career, among them: Assistant Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2004), Permanent Representative to the Council of Europe (2000-04), Secretary-General, Organising Committee of the Zagreb Summit (2000), Presidential Foreign Policy Advisor (1997), Assistant Foreign Minister for Multilateral Political Affairs (1996), Counsellor, then Minister-Counsellor, then Deputy Permanent Representative, then Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission to the United Nations in Geneva (1992-96), Advisor to the Minister of Foreign Affairs (1992), Minister-Counsellor, Embassy of Yugoslavia, Athens, Greece (1987-91), Head, Deputy Foreign Secretary's Office, Federal Secretariat (1984-87), Foreign Policy Advisor to the Presidency of Yugoslavia (1983-84), First Secretary, Embassy of Yugoslavia, London, United Kingdom (1979-83), Head, Office of the Undersecretary for Foreign Affairs, Federal Secretariat (1977-79) and Attaché, then Second Secretary, Permanent Mission of Yugoslavia to the United Nations in New York (1972-77).

    Mr. Madey graduated from the Faculty of Economics, University of Zagreb. He speaks English, Italian and French.

    Mr. Madey is married and has two children.

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