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UNIS/BIO/1223
14 February 2019

New Permanent Representative of the International Organization of La Francophonie presents credentials

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

VIENNA, 14 February (UN Information Service) - The new Permanent Representative of the International Organization of La Francophonie to the United Nations (Vienna), Henri Eli Monceau, presented his credentials today to the Director-General of the United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV), Yury Fedotov.

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

High Representative of the Governments of Wallonia and the Wallonia-Brussels Federation (Belgium) for Fundamental Rights, Information Society and Digital Economy (2014-2017); Chief of Staff of the Vice-President of the Government of Wallonia and Minister of Economy, New Technologies and Foreign Trade (2009-2014); International Relations Advisor of the Minister of Economy and Foreign Trade of Wallonia (2006-2009); Co-Director of the 'multilateral governance and deliberative democracy' programme, Notre Europe International Foundation/Jacques Delors Institute (2004-2009); Chief of Staff of the Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Mobility and Transport, Belgian Federal Government (1999-2003); Advisor to the European Commission (1996-1999); and Project Manager for Youth and Education Policies within the European Union Youth Forum (1990-1996).

He holds a Master's Degree in Public Affairs and International Relations from Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne University and a Master's Degree in Economics from the National Conservatory of Arts and Crafts. He also holds a degree in History from the University of Louvain.

He is married and has three daughters.

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