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    UNIS/BIO/1085
    19 May 2015

    New Permanent Representative of the Philippines presents credentials

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

    VIENNA, 19 May (UN Information Service) - The new Permanent Representative of the Philippines to the United Nations (Vienna), Maria Zeneida Angara Collinson, presented her credentials today to the Director-General of the United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV), Yury Fedotov.

    Ms. Collinson is currently serving as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Philippines to Austria.

    During her career, Ms. Collinson has served in various capacities, among them: Second Secretary and Consul, then First Secretary and Consul General and later Minister Counselor at the Philippine Embassy to Japan (1986-1994); Director of Division V, Office of Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Affairs at the Department of Foreign Affairs (1985-1986); Third Secretary and Vice Consul (Economic Affairs Section) at the Philippine Embassy to Japan (1980-1985); Philippine Representative to the Executive Board of the ASEAN Promotion Center on Trade, Investment and Tourism (1983-1984).

    Ms. Collinson holds a Bachelor's degree in Japanese Studies from Tokyo University of Foreign Studies and a Masters in Economics from Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo.

    Ms. Collinson speaks Filipino, English, Japanese and Spanish.

    Ms. Collinson is married and has a daughter.

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