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Ambassador Günter Sautter serves as Deputy Permanent Representative of Germany to the United Nations.

Ambassador Günter Sautter
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Ambassador Günter Sautter has been the Deputy Permanent Representative of the Federal Republic of Germany to the United Nations in New York since 2020.

After studying political science and literature 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.

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Check against delivery Mr. President, distinguished delegates, Let me first join other delegations in thanking the coordinators of the informal consultations on both resolutions, Ms Natalie Morris…

Statement by Ambassador Günter Sautter at the UNGA debate on Oceans and the law of the sea, 7 December

Check against delivery Thank you, Minister. At the outset, I would like to thank Norway and Niger for bringing this important topic to the attention of this format. It is encouraging to see so many…

Statement by Ambassador Günter Sautter at the Security Council Arria-format meeting “Protection of Education in Conflict”, 6 December

Check against delivery Whenever we address the situation in Syria, we must not forget how the Syrian conflict began almost eleven years ago: ordinary Syrians took to the streets in order to…

Statement by Ambassador Günter Sautter at the UN Security Council Arria-formula meeting on Accountability in Syria on 29 November 2021

Check against delivery Mr. President,   I would like to start by expressing my gratitude to Mexico for this important initiative. I firmly believe that prevention should be at the core of our…

Statement by Ambassador Günter Sautter at the Security Council Open Debate on Peace and security through preventive diplomacy: A common objective to all UN principal organs, 16 November

Check against delivery Mr President   Thank you for convening today´s Arria-formula meeting on “Sea-Level Rise and Implications for International Peace and Security”. This is very timely. In a…

Statement by Ambassador Günter Sautter at the Arria Meeting of the UN Security Council on Sea-level rise and implications for international peace and security, October 18

Check against delivery I align myself with the statements delivered by the EU and WEOG and would like to make the following remarks in Germany’s capacity as outgoing CTBT Art. XIV…

Statement by Ambassador Günter Sautter at the High-level Plenary Meeting of the UN General Assembly to commemorate and promote the International Day against Nuclear Tests, September 8

Check against delivery Let me first congratulate Estonia for a tremendous Security Council presidency. I would also like to thank the briefers: Ambassador Olof Skoog for reminding us of the…

Statement by Ambassador Günter Sautter at the UN Security Council meeting on Nonproliferation, June 30

Check against delivery Mr. President,   The major escalation of violence in the past days has led to a high number of civilian deaths and injured, including women and children, in Israel and…

Statement by Ambassador Günter Sautter at the plenary meeting of the General Assembly on the situation in the Middle East and the question of Palestine, May 20

Check against delivery Thanks a lot for scheduling this event, which is important and a great opportunity to discuss a matter that is urgent to all of us.   Technological progress can help us,…

Statement by Ambassador Günter Sautter at the UN Security Council VTC Arria meeting on The Impact of Emerging Technologies on International Peace and Security, May 17

Check against delivery It is a great sign that we have a record number of co-sponsors for this Arria meeting today. There are so many issues on which countries in the Security Council are not on…

Statement by Ambassador Günter Sautter at the UN Security Council VTC Arria meeting on Children and Armed Conflict, May 7

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