|Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York|
Secretary-General Appoints Peter Launsky-Tieffenthal of Austria
Under-Secretary-General for Communications, Public Information
For the position of Under-Secretary-General for Communications and Public Information, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has selected Peter Launsky-Tieffenthal of Austria, who since 2007 has been the Spokesman and Head of the Department for Communication and Information of the Austrian Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs.
Mr. Launsky-Tieffenthal brings to the position 30 years of experience within the Austrian Foreign Service, particularly in Asia, North America and the Middle East, with responsibilities ranging from public diplomacy and development cooperation to press and information. He has held senior leadership positions in which he was responsible for formulating overall communication strategies, including the extensive use of modern media tools, crisis management and negotiating international agreements. In his current capacity, Mr. Launsky-Tieffenthal works closely with approximately 100 national offices abroad to define, develop and implement an integrated and coherent message for the Foreign Service.
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