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    UNIS/BIO/972
    8 March 2012

    New Permanent Representative of Portugal
    Presents Credentials

    (Based on information provided by the Protocol and Liaison Service)

    VIENNA, 8 March (UN Information Service) - The new Permanent Representative of Portugal, Ana Martinho, presented her credentials today to the Director-General of the United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV), Yury Fedotov.

    During her career with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Ms. Martinho has served in various capacities, among them: Permanent Representative of Portugal to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) (2009-2012); Principal Advisor to the President of the European Commission (2005-2009); Ambassador of Portugal in Prague (2002-2005); Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Portugal to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Paris (2001-2002); Director-General for Multilateral Affairs (1999-2001); Director-General, Department of Administration (1998-1999); Deputy Director-General for European Affairs (1996-1998); Head of the UN Directorate (1994-1996); Chief of Cabinet of the Minister of Finance (1991-1994); Diplomatic Adviser to the Prime Minister (Lisbon) (1985-1991); Portuguese Mission to the United Nations, New York (1979-1985).

    Ms. Martinho holds a Law Degree from the University of Lisbon. She is married and has two children.

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