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    UNIS/BIO/1120
    6 September 2016

    New Permanent Representative of Finland presents credentials

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

    VIENNA, 6 September (UN Information Service) - The new Permanent Representative of Finland to the United Nations (Vienna), Mr. Hannu Kyröläinen, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, presented his credentials today to the Director-General of the United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV), Yury Fedotov.

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

    Senior Expert on Security Policy (2015); Deputy to the Facilitator for the 2012 Conference on the Establishment of a Middle East Zone Free of Weapons of Mass Destruction (2012-2015); Adviser on Sustainable Development to the President of the Republic of Finland (2010-2012); Ambassador of Finland to the Czech Republic, Prague (2007-2010); Director General at the Department for Global Affairs for the Ministry for Foreign Affairs (MFA) (2003-2007); Deputy Director-General for Political Affairs (Multilateral Issues) for the MFA (1998-2003); Director of the Division for Western Countries and European Union at the Department for Political Affairs (1995-1998); Special Assistant to the MFA (1993-1995); Counsellor for the MFA (1993); Deputy Executive Secretary of the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (CSCE) Helsinki Follow-up Meeting (1992); First Secretary for the MFA (1987-1991); Second Secretary for the Permanent Mission of Finland to the United Nations in New York (1984-1987); Second Secretary for the Permanent Mission of Finland to the United Nations in Geneva (1983); Attaché at the MFA (1982); Research Assistant/Fellow at the University of Tampere and at the Tampere Peace Research Institute (1977-1981).

    Mr. Kyröläinen holds a Master of Social Sciences in International Affairs from the University of Tampere, Finland.

    Mr. Kyröläinen is married and has one daughter.

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