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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
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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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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

Check against delivery Mr. Chair, I have the honour to speak on behalf of the European Union and its Member States.   Let me start by expressing our sincere thanks to Mr Na Sang-Deok and the…

Statement by Ambassador Günter Sautter on behalf of the European Union and its Member States during the Closing Session of the 65th Session Commission of the Status of the Women, March 26

Check against delivery When we meet to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the beginning of the Syrian conflict, it is important to remember why this conflict began in March 2011 and to call…

Statement by Ambassador Günter Sautter at the High Level Event on the 10th Anniversary of the Syrian Revolution, March 18

Check against delivery Madam Chair,   I was born in 1973. In 1973, the two German states became members of the United Nations. This was an important milestone on our way back into the…

Statement by Ambassador Günter Sautter in the Intergovernmental Negotiations on Security Council Reform, March 17

Check against delivery Mr President, honorable Co-Chairs,   Germany aligns itself with the statement delivered by India on behalf of the G4. Let me add a few remarks in my national…

Statement by Ambassador Günter Sautter in the Intergovernmental Negotiations on Security Council Reform, March 16

Check against delivery Madame Chair, We have heard it many times today already: There can be no lasting peace without women! We all know what the problems are. Now is the time to find solutions,…

Statement by Ambassador Günter Sautter in the Security Council Arria-formula VTC meeting on Ensuring the Full, Equal and Meaningful Participation of Women in UN-led Peace Processes, March 8, 2021

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