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    UNIS/BIO/1069
    5 November 2014

    New Permanent Representative of Norway presents credentials

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

    VIENNA, 5 November (UN Information Service) - The new Permanent Representative of Norway to the United Nations (Vienna), Bente Angell-Hansen, presented her credentials today to the Director-General of the United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV), Yury Fedotov.

    During her career, Ms. Angell-Hansen has served in various capacities, among them: Secretary General, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2011-2014); Ambassador and Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of Norway in Geneva (2007-2011); Ambassador to Hungary (2005-2007); Director General, Department of International Affairs, Office of the Prime Minister (2000-2005); Chief of Protocol, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (1998-2000); Assistant Director General, Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (1995-1998); Assistant Director General (1993-1995), and Head of Division (1991-1993), Department of External Economic Affairs I, Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Head of Division, Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (1990-1991); Executive Officer, North-South Section, Department of Multilateral Development Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (1986-1990); Attaché and Second Secretary, Embassy in Canberra, Australia (1982-1985); Foreign Service Trainee, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (1979); Executive Officer, Ministry of Trade and Shipping (1978-1979); Research Fellow, Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (1976-1978).

    Ms. Angell-Hansen holds a Master's degree in Social Sciences by the University of Oslo .

    She speaks English, French, German, Hungarian and Spanish.

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