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Ambassador Antje Leendertse has been the Permanent Representative of Germany to the United Nations since September 2021.

Antje Leendertse
Antje Leendertse© AA - Tom Köhler/photothek.net

Antje Leendertse, born in Moers, Germany, on 7 March 1963, married, one daughter.

Curriculum vitae

Since 2021 Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the Federal Republic of Germany to the United Nations in New York

2019-2021 State Secretary of the Federal Foreign Office

2018 – 2019 Political Director, Federal Foreign Office, Berlin

2017 – 2018 Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the Federal Republic of Germany to the Office of the United Nations and to the other international Organizations in Geneva

2015 – 2017 Ambassador, Head of the Task Force for the 2016 OSCE Chairmanship

2014 – 2015 Ambassador, Federal Government Commissioner for Disarmament and Arms Control, Federal Foreign Office

2012 – 2014 Ambassador, Director for Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia, Federal Foreign Office

2009 – 2012 Head of Division for the Western Balkans, Federal Foreign Office

1990 Entered the Foreign Service

1989 Master’s degree in medieval and modern history, Romance languages, economics and philosophy from the University of Cologne

Additional content

The German statement was delivered by Thomas Goebel, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Germany to the Conference on Disarmament in Geneva

Statement of the Federal Republic of Germany on Nuclear Weapons at the UN General Assembly, 77th Session, First Committee, October 17th, 2022

The German statement was delivered by Mr. Michael Geisler, Political Coordinator / German Mission to the United Nations.

Statement of the Federal Republic of Germany at the Eleventh Emergency Special Session of the General Assembly, October 12th, 2022

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