The Permanent Representative


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

Antje Leendertse was born in Moers (Germany) on 7 March 1963. She is married and has one daughter.

Portrait of Amb. Antje Leendertse
Amb. Antje Leendertse© Andrea Renault

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 Statement was delivered by Ambassador Antje Leendertse (Permanent Representative of Germany) on behalf of the G4.

Joint Statement of the G4 (Brazil, Germany, India, Japan), Intergovernmental Negotiations on Security Council Reform, 9 March 2023

Statement delivered by Ambassador Antje Leendertse, Vice-Chair of the PBC 2023.

German Statement at the Peacebuilding Commission Opening Session, 2 February 2023

The joint E3 statement was read by UK Ambassador Dame Barbara Woodward

E3 Media Stakeout following the UN Security Council meeting on UN resolution 2231 

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