05 September 2000

Press Release


Biographical Note

Alexandru A. Niculescu, who was elected Chairman of the Second Committee (Economic and Financial) for the fifty-fifth session of the General Assembly this afternoon, has served as Minister Counselor and Deputy Permanent Representative of Romania to the United Nations since 1999. He served as Vice-Chairman of the Second Committee at the Assembly’s fifty-fourth session.

Mr. Niculescu has held various positions with United Nations bodies including Vice-Chairman of the General Conference of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) in 1997 and Vice- Chairman of the Economic and Social Council in 1995.

From 1995 to 1998, Mr. Niculescu served as Director of his country's Division for the United Nations and other Specialized Institutions. Prior to that, he was the Charge d’affaires at the Permanent Mission of Romania to the United Nations Office in Geneva from 1990 to 1991 and Deputy Permanent Representative from 1991-1995. He served as Second Secretary at the Embassy of Romania to Beijing from 1973-1978.

He has been a member of his country’s delegation to international meetings, including the United Nations General Assembly, and the Conference for Security and Cooperation in Europe, and headed Romania’s delegation to the annual session of the Economic Commission for Europe in 1998.

Mr. Niculescu graduated in 1962 from the Poly-technical Institute in Bucharest, having specialized in Television. He completed his post- graduate studies in International Relations at the University of Law in Bucharest in 1964.

Born on 1 January 1941, Mr. Niculescu is married and has three children.

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