NEW PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE OF FINLAND PRESENTS CREDENTIALS19980603 Biographical Note
Satu Marjatta Rasi, the new Permanent Representative of Finland to the United Nations, today presented her credentials to Secretary-General Kofi Annan. She has been Director-General of the Department for International Development Co-operation in her country's Foreign Ministry since 1995.
Between 1991 and 1995, Ms. Rasi was Finland's Ambassador to New Delhi, Dhaka, Colombo, Kathmandu and Thimphu. Prior to that, from 1987, she was her country's Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations, serving also as Chairman of the Security Council Committee established by resolution 661 (1990) to monitor the sanctions regime against Iraq.
Ms. Rasi's first assignment at the United Nations began in 1979, as Counsellor in Finland's Permanent Mission to the Organization. From 1983 to 1986, she served as Counsellor in her country's Foreign Ministry, where she became Director of the United Nations sector of its Political Department in 1986.
The new Permanent Representative began her career in 1970 as an Attache. She subsequently served as Second Secretary in London (1972-1973) and Paris (1974-1976) becoming Secretary of Section at the Ministry in 1977.
Ms. Rasi received her LLB degree from Helsinki University in 1969. Born in Punkalaidun on 29 November 1945, she is married.
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