The Permanent Representative


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

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I would like to thank the Brazilian Presidency for organizing this meeting and for the opportunity to speak in the Council today. I am grateful for the briefing of USG Di Carlo. It was very…

Statement of the Federal Republic of Germany at the Briefing of the UN Security Council on Ukraine on 29 July 2022

as delivered Germany fully aligns itself with the statement delivered by the European Union. At the outset, let me stress that we deeply regret the latest veto cast by Russia against the resolution…

Statement of Germany, delivered by Ambasador Antje Leendertse at the UNGA Plenary Debate on 21 July 2022, pursuant to GA Resolution 76/262 following the use of the veto by a Permanent Member during the 9087th meeting of theSecurity Council on 8 July 2022 on “The situation in the Middle East”

I thank the President of the UN General Assembly and the President of ECOSOC for organizing this very important meeting. And I also thank the panelists for the valuable insights.   Many if not all…

 Statement by Germany, delivered by Ambassador Antje Leendertse, at the High-Level Dialogue on the theme “The Africa We Want: Reconfirming the Development of Africa as a Priority of the United Nations System”, 20 July 2022

(Check against delivery) Germany is deeply concerned by the shocking number of almost 24,000 grave violations committed against children in 2021, as stated in the Secretary-General’s annual report.…

German Statement delivered by Ambasador Antje Leendertse in the UN Security Council Open Debate on Children and Armed Conflict, 19 July 2022

(Check against delivery) Mr. President, I thank Brazil and specifically Minister of Foreign Affairs Carlos Alberto Franco França for organizing an Open Debate on this important topic. I also thank…

Statement by the Permanent Representative of the Federal Republic of Germany Antje Leendertse in the Security Council Open Debate on Strategic Communication for Efficient Peacekeeping, 12 July 2022

I thank the co-chairs of the Steering Committee, Samoa and Portugal, for convening us today: As our world faces a multitude of challenges, it is crucial to discuss how these affect SIDS in particular…

Germany’s Statement delivered by Ambassador Leendertse at the 2022 Annual Global Multi-Stakeholder Small Island Developing States (SIDS) Partnerships Dialogue, July 11th, 2022

I am pleased to speak on behalf of the Group of Friends of the African Women Leaders Network to the United Nations co-chaired by South Africa and Germany. We wish to congratulate Albania on assuming…

Statement by the Group of Friends of the African Women Leaders Network to the UN, delivered by Ambassador Antje Leendertse as AWLN Co-Chair,  in the UNSC Open Debate on the Role of Regional Organizations in Implementing Women, Peace, and Security on 15 June 2022

Let me start by recalling the unanimous decision of 26 April by the General Assembly to hold meetings whenever a veto is cast in the Security Council. This is a great success for the General Assembly…

Statement by Ambassador Leendertse in the UN General Assembly at the 77th plenary meeting on strengthening the United Nations system, 8 June 2022

Mr. President, I thank Albania for organizing this important Security Council meeting. I also thank the briefers, SRSG Patten, Natalia Karbowska and Sherrie Rollins Westin for their important…

Statement of the Federal Republic of Germany, delivered by Ambassador Antje Leendertse in the UNSC Briefing on Ukraine, 6 June 2022

Check against delivery   This Side Event is the first one to kick off the Protection of Civilian-Week with over 15 side events and the Secuirty Council  Open Debate in New York, and it could not be…

Opening Remarks by Ambassador Leendertse at the side event, “Unlocking Access to Provide Assistance and Protection to Children Affected by Conflict”, May 23, 2022.

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