New Permanent Representative of Greece Presents Credentials

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10 March 2015

New Permanent Representative of Greece Presents Credentials

(Based on information provided by the Protocol and Liaison Service)

The new Permanent Representative of Greece to the United Nations, Catherine Boura, presented her credentials to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today.

Prior to assuming her current post, Ms. Boura was Ambassador of Greece to Lebanon, beginning in 2011, after serving in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as Chief of Protocol from 2009 to 2011 and as Director of the Department for European Countries from 2008 to 2009.

She was Greece’s Consul General in New York from 2004 to 2007 and worked on European Union presidency issues at the Ministry of Foreign Affair’s Diplomatic Office from 2003 to 2004, having previously served in the Policy Planning and Early Warning Unit of the Council of the European Union in Brussels from 1999 to 2002.

From 1997 to 1999, Ms. Boura was the European Correspondent of the Ministry of Foreign Affair’s Department of European Union Common Foreign and Security Policy.  She joined the diplomatic service in 1983.

Ms. Boura earned doctorate and master’s degrees in history from London University and a bachelor’s degree in literature from Athens University.

Born in Athens, she speaks English and French, as well as Greek.

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