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Ambassador to the UN

Last updated: 23.03.2009 // H.E. Steffen Kongstad, Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations and other international organisations in Geneva

2011 Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the UN and other international organisations in Geneva

2008 Director General, Department for Security Policy and the High North (Security Policy Matters, UN operations, Arms Control/Non-Proliferation/Disarmament, Arctic & Polar Issues, Energy issues, Bilateral Relations with USA, Canada, Russia & Eurasia)

2006 Deputy Director General, Department for UN, Peace and Humanitarian Affairs (UN Affairs, Humanitarian Affairs, Human Rights/Democracy, Conflict Resolution, International Financial Institutions, Environmental Issues)

2001 Deputy Director General, Department for Global Affairs
(UN Affairs, Humanitarian Affairs, Human Rights, Conflict Resolution)

2000 Ambassador and President of the Second Meeting of States Parties to the Mine Ban Convention

1999 Minister and Deputy Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of Norway, Geneva

1995 Minister Counsellor, Permanent Mission of Norway, Geneva; Disarmament/Arms Control/Political Affairs

1992 Head of Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Security Policy/Bilateral relations with USA and Canada

1990 Senior Executive Officer/Adviser, Ministry of Foreign Affairs;
European Affairs

1987 Acting Head of Mission, Norwegian Military Mission, Berlin

1985 First Secretary, Norwegian Embassy, Helsinki

1982 Second Secretary, Norwegian Embassy, Prague

1980 Executive Officer, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

1979 Executive Officer, Ministry of Trade and Shipping

1979 Graduated from the University of Oslo; Cand. Polit. Political Science, History,
Public Law

1977 Research fellow, Fridtjof Nansen Institute, Oslo

Born in Oslo, Norway, 25 May 1952


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