Ambassador Jürgen Schulz has been the Deputy Permanent Representative of Germany to the United Nations since January 2017. Since January 2018, Ambassador Schulz has been serving for Germany as Vice-Chair of the Organizational Committee of the UN Peacebuilding Commission. From January until July 2017 Ambassador Schulz served as Vice-President of ECOSOC. In this capacity he chaired inter alia the ECOSOC Humanitarian Affairs Segment in Geneva (21-23 June).
After completing secondary education in his hometown Gladbeck, Ambassador Schulz studied economics and business administration at Ruhr-Universität Bochum. He joined the Foreign Office in 1991.
After posts at the German Embassy in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan (1993-1996) and in the political section of NATO’s International Staff in Brussels (1996-2001), he took on responsibilities at the Foreign Office Headquarters and the Federal Chancellery in Berlin. At the Foreign Office, he first covered the West Balkans (2001-2004) and Iraq (2004) before becoming Deputy Head of Office for European Security and Defense Policy (2005-2008).
At the Federal Chancellery, Ambassador Schulz spent 2008 to 2010 as Head of Office for Central, South East and Eastern Europe, as well as South Caucasus and Central Asia. From 2010 to 2013, he led the departments for USA, Canada, Turkey, North, South and West European States as well as Security and Disarmament Policy.
Before coming to New York, Ambassador Schulz was Deputy Political Director and Security Policy Director at the Foreign Office from 2013 to 2016.
Jürgen Schulz has been married to Sheila Stanton since 1996.
His personal interests range from classical music (especially guitar) to soccer and other sports as well as modern literature.