Ambassador Lotte Knudsen presented today her letter of credence as Head of Delegation to the Director General of the United Nations Office in Geneva, Tatiana Valovaya. In the meeting, Ambassador Knudsen reaffirmed the EU’s strong commitment to multilateralism with the UN at its core.
Previously she served in the European Commission in a number of different posts. She was in charge of developing international relations in DG Justice and Home Affairs, before becoming Director, first on Security, including counter-terrorism issues; then on Justice issues, including legislative negotiations, in DG Justice; and in DG development dealing with thematic issues from migration, to health and human development. Earlier she also worked in the Relex DGs on EU/US relations and the EU Accession negotiations; in the Commission Secretariat General as well as in the Foreign Office in London, on a two-year secondment. She studied at the Ecole National d’Administration in Paris and the College of Europe in Bruges.