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    UNIS/BIO/1119
    23 August 2016

    New Permanent Representative of Iceland presents credentials

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

    VIENNA, 23 August (UN Information Service) - The Permanent Representative of Iceland to the United Nations (Vienna), Ms. Gréta Gunnarsdóttir, presented her credentials today to the Director-General of the United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV), Yury Fedotov.

    During her career Ms. Gunnarsdóttir has served in various capacities, among them:

    Ambassador for Human Rights at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs (MFA), Reykjavik (2015), Permanent Representative to the UN in New York (2011-2015); Director General for International and Security Affairs, Foreign Ministry, Reykjavik (2007-2011); Head of the Advisory Commission Secretariat for the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA), East Jerusalem (2006-2007); Chief of the Policy Analysis Unit, UNRWA, East Jerusalem (2005-2006); Deputy Head of the Icelandic Mission to the European Union (EU), Brussels (2004-2005); Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN in New York (2000-2004); Counsellor/Minister Counsellor at the Political Department, Foreign Ministry, Reykjavik (1997-2000); Officer at the Political Department, North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), Brussels(1994-1997); First Secretary of the Icelandic Mission to the EU, Brussels (1991-1994); First Secretary at the Trade Department, Foreign Ministry, Reykjavik (1989-1991); First Secretary at the Political Department, Foreign Ministry, Reykjavik (1988-1989); Deputy Judge/Sheriff on the Westman Islands, Iceland (1986-1987).

    Ms. Gunnarsdóttir holds a LLM in International Legal Studies from New York University and a Cand. Juris from the University of Iceland.

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