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    UNIS/BIO/1101
    11 November 2015

    New Permanent Representative of Cuba presents credentials

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

    VIENNA, 11 November (UN Information Service) - The Permanent Representative of Cuba to the United Nations (Vienna), Juan Antonio Fernandez Palacios, presented his credentials today to the Director-General of the United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV), Yury Fedotov.

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

    President of the Cuban National Commission for UNESCO and Representative of Cuba to the Executive Board of UNESCO (2009-2015); Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Cuba to the United Nations Office in Geneva and the International Organizations in Switzerland (2005-2009); Director of Multilateral Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2001-2005); Deputy Director, Directorate of Multilateral Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (1997-2000); Second Secretary, Permanent Mission of Cuba to the United Nations (1993-1997); Officer, Office of Multilateral Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (1987-1993).

    Mr. Fernandez Palacios holds a degree in International Political Relations from the Institute of International Relations 'Raul Roa Garcia'.

    Mr. Fernandez Palacios speaks English and French.

    Mr. Fernandez Palacios is married and has two children.

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