The Permanent Representative


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

Portrait of Amb. Antje Leendertse
Amb. 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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(As delivered) Let me first echo previous speakers by thanking all three briefers not only for today’s interventions, but also for their continuing support to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of…

Statement by Ambassador Leendertse in the Security Council meeting on the implementation of Security Council resolution 2231 (Iran, JCPoA), 14 December

(Check against delivery) Mr. President, Members of the Security Council, Mr. Secretary-General, Mr. Chair of the African Union Commission, Mr. Executive Secretary of the Lake Chad Basin…

Statement by Amb. Antje Leendertse on behalf of the Group of Friends on Climate and Security at the UNSC high-level open debate on security in the context of terrorism and climate change, 9 December

(Check against delivery) Excellencies, distinguished delegates, Ladies and Gentlemen,   We are deeply concerned that in 2021, 40 years after the first cases were reported, AIDS still remains a…

Statement by Amb. Antje Leendertse on behalf of the WEOG Group at the informal meeting of the plenary of the General Assembly to mark the World AIDS Day, 30 November

Check against delivery I would like to thank Mexico for keeping the Security Council seized with this important topic.   The proliferation of small arms and light weapons (SALW) fuels armed…

Statement by Ambassador Antje Leendertse at the Security Council Open Debate on “The Impact of the Diversion and Trafficking of Arms on Peace and Security”, 22 November 2021

(Check against delivery) Ladies and Gentlemen, First of all, let me express my thanks to the organizers of this important side event, as well as to the other co-sponsors. Sexual exploitation…

Statement by Ambassador Antje Leendertse at the webinar “Strengthening the United Nations’ victim-centred response to sexual exploitation and abuse through partnerships with national human rights institutions – challenges and opportunities”, 28 October

(Check against delivery) Opening Statement Dear Ms. Mohammed, Dear Ms. Zeya, Dear Mr. van der Plaas, Dear Colleagues and Guests, It is an honor to welcome you today to the official Launch…

Statement by Ambassador Antje Leendertse at the Official Launch Event of CRAF’d: the Complex Risk Analytics Fund, October 8

(Check against delivery) Thank you to the EU and our other partners in this Core Group for all your work on this discussion series.   Germany is a big supporter of the effort to identify the…

Statement by Ambassador Antje Leendertse at the Launch of the Outcome Document from the Discussion Series #ProtectAidWorkers

The Third Committee evokes mixed feelings. Heavy – because of the horrors that people suffer from human rights violations in too many places and that are being discussed right here. But also upbeat -…

Statement by Ambassador Antje Leendertse in the General Debate of the Third Committee at the 76th Session of the United Nations General Assembly, 4 October

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