(Based on information provided by the Protocol and Liaison Service)
The new Permanent Representative of the Czech Republic to the United Nations, Marie Chatardová, presented her credentials to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today.
From 2010 until her latest appointment, Ms. Chatardová was her country’s Ambassador to France and Monaco, and its Permanent Representative to the International Organization of la Francophonie. Between 2013 and 2016, she served as Permanent Representative to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
A career diplomat, Ms. Chatardová held several positions within the Ministry for Foreign Affairs. She was Director of Diplomatic Protocol from 2007 to 2010, and Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Sweden from 2002 to 2007. Prior to that, she was Director of the Communications Strategies Department, from 2000 to 2002, and Unit Chief of the Department for the Coordination of Relations with the European Union, between 1999 and 2000.
She also served in the Permanent Mission of Czech Republic to the European Union, between 1995 and 1999, and in the Ministry’s Department of Analysis and Policy Planning, from 1994 to 1995.
Ms. Chatardová holds a doctorate of law from Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic.
Born on 6 March 1963, she is married and has three children.