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    UNIS/BIO/920
    16 September 2010

    New Permanent Representative of Chile
    Presents Credentials

    VIENNA, 16 September (UN Information Service) - The new Permanent Representative of Chile, H.E. Alfredo Alessandro Labbé Villa, presented his credentials today to the Director-General of the United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV), Yury Fedotov.

    Mr. Labbé is also serving as Ambassador to the Republic of Austria.

    Mr. Labbé has served in various capacities in the course of his career with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Chile, among them: Director for International and Human Security, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2009-2010); Deputy Permanent Representative of Chile to the United Nations, New York (2005-2008); Deputy Director for Special Policy in charge of International Security and Disarmament (2003-2005); Liaison Officer of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to the Ministry of National Defense (2003-2005); Deputy Permanent Representative of Chile to the United Nations Office and to the other international organizations in Geneva (2001-2002); Counselor and Minister Counselor at the Permanent Mission of Chile to the UN in Geneva (1998-2001); Head of the Disarmament and International Security Department, Directorate for Special Policy (1996-1997); Chargé d' Affaires of Chile to the Syrian Arab Republic (1993-1996); Deputy Head of Mission at the Embassy of Chile in Hungary (1990-1992); Head of the South American Department at the Directorate for Bilateral Policy (1989-1990); Secretary at the Embassy of Chile in Peru (1983-1989); Chargé d' Affaires a.i. of Chile in Nicaragua (1980-1981); Secretary at the Embassy of Chile in Ecuador (1977-1979).

    In the multilateral field, among many other responsibilities, he has served as Chair of the Universal Conference on Cluster Munitions in Santiago (2010) and Chair of the second Conference of the States, Parties and Signatories to the Treaties establishing Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zones in New York (2010).

    Mr. Labbé studied law at the University of Chile in Santiago as well as in Ecuador and Peru and graduated from the Diplomatic Academy in Santiago, Chile. He speaks Spanish, English and French.

    Mr. Labbé is married.

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