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The President Dr. Gunter Pleuger - Vita

25.03.1941

born in Wismar, Mecklenburg,

married, two daughters

1947-1960

primary school in Westfalen, secondary school: Zeppelin-Gymnasium in Lüdenscheid

1960-1964

Law and political studies at the universities in Köln and Bonn

1966

Granting of the "Dr. jur." honors

1967

Studies at the Ecole Nationale d'Administration in Paris

1968

Passing of the 2nd German State Exam (assessor)

1969

Entry in the Foreign Service

1970-1974

Permanent Representation at the United Nations, New York:
Desk officer at the following committees of the General Assembly: Economic, Budgetary, Decolonization, Peacebuilding.

1974-1977

Europolitical division of the Federal Foreign Office: Desk officer for the external relations of the European Community to the industialized and developing countries.

1977-1979

Public relations officer at the ambassy in New Delhi, India.

1979-1985

Strategy division of the Federal Foreign Office: Desk officer for European politics, Third-World-Politics, ministers' speeches.

1982-1985

Chairman of the Employee Committee of the Federal Foreign Office.

1985-1988

Head of the Public Relations Division,

Political contacts: Publications of the Federal Foreign Office, coordination with the federal PR Office, liaising with the representants of the political parties.

1988-1993

Political envoy, embassy in Washington, (Head of the Political Division)

1993-1995

Head of the UN-Subdivision and coordinator for human rights enquiries at the Federal Foreign Office.

1995-1998

Head of the Division for UN, human rights, human aid and global problems at the Federal Foreign Office.

1998-1999

Political director and Head of the Political Division of the Federal Foreign Office: the Foreign Minister's adviser on all operative political issues, especially: EU, Eastern Europe, USA, Canada, negotiations of the Treaty of Nice.

1999-2002

State Secretary of the Federal Foreign Office, Deputy Foreign Minister in charge of the following divisions: Politics, Disarmament and Arms Control, Europe, Budget, Staff, Organisation; member of the convent for the European Constitution.

2002-2006

Permanent German Representative at the UN