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 joint E3 statement was read by UK Ambassador Dame Barbara Woodward

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

Joint statement delivered by US Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield. Germany was represented at the stakeout by Ambassador Antje Leendertse.

Joint Statement on the Human Rights Situation in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, 9 December 2022

 I am honored to speak at this important event today. I wondered why, but I have an idea.  Germany will take over the chair of the UNAIDS Programme Coordinating Board (PCB) next year. We are thankful…

Statement by Ambassador Thomas Zahneisen on the occasion of World AIDS Day, delivered at the event “Equalize: End Inequalities to End AIDS”, 1 December 2022

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