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Ambassador Günter Sautter has been the Deputy Permanent Representative of Germany to the United Nations since July 2020.

Deputy Permanent Representative Günter Sautter
Deputy Permanent Representative Günter Sautter© GermanyUN

Ambassador Günter Sautter is the Deputy Permanent Representative of the Federal Republic of Germany to the United Nations in New York.

After studying political science at Ludwig Maximillian University in Munich and at Harvard University, he joined the German Foreign Service in 2002.

From 2005 until 2008, he was Deputy Head of Mission at the Embassy in Managua. Subsequently, he served as Counsellor for External Affairs at the Permanent Representation to the European Union in Brussels from 2008 until 2011.

In 2011, he returned to Berlin, working in the Policy Planning Division at the Federal Foreign Office until 2013. He then served as Private Secretary to the German Federal Foreign Minister until 2017. From 2017 until 2020, he was Chief of Staff to the State Secretaries at the Federal Foreign Ministry.

He is married and has two children.

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