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Sven Jürgenson
An Estonian diplomat

Sven Jürgenson

Sven Jürgenson
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Intro An Estonian diplomat
Is Diplomat Politician
From Estonia
Field Politics
Gender male
Birth 2 April 1962, Tartu, Yurevsky Uyezd, Livonia Governorate, Sweden
Age 60 years
Star sign Aries
Education
Tallinn University of Technology
Awards
Order of the White Star, 3rd Class  
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Biography

Sven Jürgenson (born 2 April 1962) is an Estonian diplomat. He has served as the Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York of Estonia since 2015, and also held the position from 1998 to 2000. During the term 2016 he is also President of the UNICEF Executive Board at the international level. He served as Ambassador to the United States from 2000 to 2003 and as Ambassador to France from 2010 to 2015.

Career

Sven Jürgenson studied data processing at the Tallinn Polytechnic Institute and the Dresden College of Engineering between 1980 and 1987. He was a researcher and analyst in data processing at the Tallinn Polytechnic Institute and the Estonian Institute from 1987 to 1991.

In 1991 he joined the diplomatic service of Estonia, and was posted to Helsinki 1991–1993 and to Vienna 1993–1995. He was Director of the Division for Security Policy and International Organizations and Deputy Political Director at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs 1995–1996 and Director General of the Political Department 1996–1998. Additionally, he served as non-resident Ambassador to Turkey 1996–1998.

He was Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York from 1998 to 2000 and Ambassador to the United States also accredited to Canada and Mexico from 2000 to 2003. He was Under-Secretary for Political Affairs from 2003 to 2006, Foreign Policy Adviser to the President of Estonia from 2006 to 2010 and Ambassador to France from 2010 to 2015. In 2015 he again became Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York, and he was elected President of the UNICEF Executive Board for the term 2016.

The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 21 Aug 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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