Press Releases

    UNIS/BIO/874
    20 April 2009

    New Permanent Representative of Poland Presents Credentials

    VIENNA, 20 April (UN Information Service) - The new Permanent Representative of Poland to the United Nations (Vienna), Przemysław Grudziński, presented his credentials today to the
    Director-General of the United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV), Antonio Maria Costa.

    Mr. Grudziński is also serving as Permanent Representative to the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), a post which he assumed this year.

    Mr. Grudziński has served in many capacities in the course of his career, among them: Under-Secretary of State, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2008-09), Professor, George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies, Department of Security Studies, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany (2005-08), Ambassador to the United States, Washington D.C. (2000-05), Under-Secretary of State, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (1998-2000), Professor, George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies, Department of Security Studies, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany (1994-97), Under-Secretary of State, Ministry of National Defence (1992-93), Director, Bureau of Research to the Seijm and Director-General, Seijm (1991), Advisor to the Deputy-Minister of National Defence (1990), and Professor, Institute of History, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland (since 1976).

    Mr. Grudziński holds a post-doctoral and doctoral degree from the Institute of History, Polish Academy of Sciences, and holds a Master's degree in History from the University of Toruń, Poland.

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