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    UNIS/BIO/1095
    21 September 2015

    New Head of the Delegation of the European Union presents credentials

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

    VIENNA, 21 September (UN Information Service) - The Head of the Delegation of the European Union to the United Nations (Vienna), Didier Lenoir, presented his credentials today to the Director-General of the United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV), Yury Fedotov.

    During his career, Mr. Lenoir has served in various capacities, among them:

    At the European Union (EU) External Action Service: Special Adviser of the Managing Director for Europe and Central Asia (2014-2015); Acting Director of the Crisis Management and Planning Directorate (CMPD) (2013-2014); Head of Division for Integrated Strategic Planning (2011-2013); Acting Director of the Crisis Management and Planning Directorate (CMPD) (2011); Head of the Planning and Crisis Management Unit (2009-2010); Head of the Planning and Exercise Unit at the Council of the European Union (2007-2009); Chief Administrator of 'Military Operations Planning' at the Council of the European Union (2003-2006); Chief Administrator of "Development of EU Military Capacities" at the Council of the European Union (2001-2003); Financial Advisor to the French Delegation of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization in Brussels (1998-2001); Expert in charge of 'Multinational Logistics' and 'Right to outside intervention' at the French Ministry of Defence (1997-1998); Responsible for Civil-Military Planning at the Ministry of Defence in Paris (1994-1996).

    Mr. Lenoir holds a Bachelor's degree in History from the Institut d'études politique de Paris in 1984.

    Mr. Lenoir is married and has seven children.

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