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NEW PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE OF CANADA PRESENTS CREDENTIALS
(Based on information received from the Protocol and Liaison Service.)
John McNee, the new Permanent Representative of Canada to the United Nations, presented his credentials to United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today.
Prior to his current appointment, Mr. McNee served as Canada’s Ambassador to Belgium and Luxembourg from 2004 to 2006.
He joined the Canada’s Department of External Affairs in 1978 and served abroad in Madrid, London and Tel Aviv. From 1993 to 1997, he was Ambassador to Syria. At the Foreign Affairs Mission in Ottawa, he held a number of posts, including in the Policy Development Secretariat and on the Prime Minister’s Task Force on International Peace and Security, as well in the Canada-United States Transboundary Division. He also served there as Director, Personnel Division, and as Director General, Middle East, North Africa and Gulf States Bureau.
Mr. McNee holds a Bachelor of Arts in History (York University, Ontario, 1973) and a Master of Arts in History from Cambridge University ( UK, 1975). He was Canada Scholar at Cambridge 1973-1975.
Mr. McNee and his wife Susan have two children.
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