16/09/2003
Press Release
BIO/3527
GA/DIS/3245



Biographical Note


JARMO SAREVA OF FINLAND CHAIRMAN OF FIRST COMMITTEE


Jarmo Sareva, Deputy Permanent Representative of Finland, was elected as Chairman of the First Committee (Disarmament and International Security) on

6 June. 


Mr. Sareva served as Special Assistant to the Executive Chairman of the United Nations Monitoring, Verification and Inspection Commission (UNMOVIC) in 2001.  Before that, in 2000, he was Chef de Cabinet in the Office of the President of the fifty-fifth session of the United Nations General Assembly.  He also served as a Minister Counsellor at the Permanent Mission of Finland to the United Nations in 1998.


In 1996, Mr. Sareva held the post of Deputy Chief of Mission at the Finnish Embassy in Moscow.  Prior to that, in 1995, he was Director of Arms Control and Non-proliferation at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Helsinki.  He also worked as First Secretary at the Finnish Embassy in Washington, D.C., in

1990, specializing in trade and economic issues.


Born in Finland on 26 June 1959, Mr. Sareva holds an M.A. from the Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies in Washington, D.C., and a Master’s of Political Science from the University of Turku in Finland.  He is married with two daughters.


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