(Based on information provided by the Protocol and Liaison Service)
The new Permanent Representative of Lithuania to the United Nations, Audra Plepyté, presented her credentials to UN Secretary-General António Guterres today.
Prior to her appointment, Ms. Plepyté served as Director of the European Union Department of her country’s Ministry for Foreign Affairs from 2014 to 2017. She was Ambassador to Spain, Argentina and the United Nations World Tourism Organization between 2010 and 2014, and Director of the Ministry’s Personnel Department from 2009 to 2010.
Ms. Plepyté’s other assignments within the Ministry included Head of the International Missions and Conflict Prevention Division (2008-2009), Deputy Representative to the Political and Security Committee within Lithuania’s Permanent Representation to the European Union in Brussels (2004-2008) and Head of the Human Rights and Non-Governmental Organizations Division (2003-2004).
Her foreign service included postings as Deputy Permanent Representative, previously Counsellor, at the United Nations in New York (1999-2002), Counsellor at Lithuania’s Embassy to the United States (February 1999 to July 1999) and Head of the Foreign Ministry’s Northern European Division (1989-1999).