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    UNIS/BIO/1255
    8 October 2019

    New Permanent Representative of the European Union presents credentials

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

    VIENNA, 8 October (UN Information Service) - The new Permanent Representative of the European Union to the United Nations (Vienna), Stephan Klement, presented his credentials today to the Director-General of the United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV), Yury Fedotov.

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

    Special Advisor for the Iranian nuclear issue, European External Action Service, Brussels (2016-present); Head of Unit Euratom Co-ordination, Legal Matters and International Relations, Directorate-General for Energy, European Commission, Luxembourg (2014-2017);  Senior Advisor for the Iranian nuclear issue, European External Action Service, Brussels (2010-2015); Office of the European Union High Representative's Personal Representative for non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, European Council, Brussels (2004-2010); Assistant to the Director for Nuclear Inspections, Directorate-General for Energy and Transport, European Commission, Luxembourg (2002-2004); Administrator, Security Policy Unit, Directorate-General for External Relations, European Commission, Brussels (2000-2001); Administrator, Nuclear External Relations, Directorate-General for Energy, European Commission, Brussels (1998-2000); and Scientific Advisor, Austrian Permanent Mission to the Conference on Disarmament in Geneva during the Comprehensive Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty negotiations (1996-1997).

    Mr. Klement holds a Doctoral degree in International Law from the Institute of International Law and

    International Relations, University of Vienna. He holds a Doctoral degree in Physics from the Institute of Experimental Physics, University of Vienna, a Masters in Law and a Masters in Theoretical Physics both from the University of Vienna, Austria.

    Mr. Klement is a native German speaker and fluent in English and French.

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