25 August 2009
New Permanent Representative of the Czech Republic Presents Credentials
VIENNA, 25 August (UN Information Service) - The new Permanent Representative of the Czech Republic to the United Nations (Vienna), Veronika Kuchynová Smigolová, presented her credentials to the Director-General of the United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV), Antonio Maria Costa.
Ms. Kuchynová Smigolová has served in many capacities in the course of her career, among them: Member, Negotiation Team for Missile Defence in the Czech Republic (since 2007), Director, Department for Security Policy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (since 2005), Political Advisor, Czech Delegation to NATO and Representative in the NATO Political Committee (2002-05), Chargé d'Affaires a.i., Czech Embassy, Warsaw (2001-02), Deputy Head of Mission, Czech Embassy, Warsaw (1998-2001), Deputy Director, Department of Policy Planning, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (1998), Acting Director, Department of Policy Planning, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (1997-98), First Secretary, Department of Policy Planning, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (1995-1997), Researcher, Czech Academy of Science (1993-1995) and Research Associate, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York (1991-93).
Ms. Kuchynová Smigolová holds a degree from the Czech Academy of Science, Prague, Czech Republic. She speaks English, French, Polish and Russian.
Ms. Kuchynová Smigolová is married and has three children.
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