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Biographical Note


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

Christopher Grima, the new Permanent Representative of Malta to the United Nations, presented his credentials to United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today.

From 2007 until his appointment, Mr. Grima was his country’s Ambassador to Austria, Hungary and the Slovak Republic, with concurrent accreditation to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) and the international organizations in Vienna.

Based at Malta’s Mission in Vienna between 2004 and 2007, he was Chargé d’affaires from 2006 to 2007, Deputy Head of Mission from 2005 to 2006 and on special assignment as First Counsellor from 2004 to 2005.  Mr. Grima previously served as Deputy Permanent Representative and Deputy at his country’s Permanent Representation to the European Union in Brussels from 2003 to 2004, having held the position of Counsellor between 2003 and 2003.

Returning to Malta after a previous stint at the United Nations in New York, Mr. Grima worked as Communications Coordinator in the Cabinet of the Minister for Foreign Affairs in Valletta from 1998 to 2000, having previously been First Secretary in the Multilateral Affairs Division between 1995 and 1998.  His previous foreign-service posts included First Secretary at the Permanent Mission to the United Nations in New York from 1994 to 1995, Third Secretary between 1991 and 1994, and Third Secretary at the High Commission in London from 1987 to 1991.

Mr. Grima holds a Master of Arts degree in diplomatic studies from London’s University of Westminster, and speaks Maltese, English, Italian and French.

Born on 20 April 1964, he is married.

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