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New Permanent Representative of Denmark Presents Credentials
(Based on information provided by the Protocol and Liaison Service)
Ib Petersen, the new Permanent Representative of Denmark to the United Nations, presented his credentials to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today.
A career diplomat since 1985, Mr. Petersen served as State Secretary for Development Policy at the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs since 2009, and, from 2007 to 2009, as State Secretary for Development Cooperation, Middle East, Africa, Asia, Latin America and the United Nations.
Prior to that, Mr. Petersen held a number of senior management positions in the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, including as Under Secretary for Bilateral Development Cooperation from 2004 to 2007. He was Head of the Department of Development Policy and Planning from 2001 to 2004 and served as its Deputy Head from 1998 to 2001.
From 1995 to 1998, he served as Deputy Head of the Danish Embassy in Zimbabwe and from 1988 and 1991 as Adviser to the Nordic Executive Director on the Board of the World Bank in Washington, D.C.
Mr. Petersen is married and has two sons.
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