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Joined Unesco Wednesday, 10 October 1956

President of the Republic:
H.E. Mr Sauli Niinistö

Permanent Delegation

H. E. Mr Pekka Puustinen
Ambassador, Permanent Delegate

Curriculum vitae

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Curriculum Vitae of Mr Pekka PUUSTINEN

NATIONALITY: Finnish
DATE OF BIRTH: 19 April 1963
MARITAL STATUS: Married, one daughter
EDUCATION: MSc, International Business Administration, 1989

WORK EXPERIENCE:

September 2016
Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Finland to the OECD, Permanent Delegate of Finland to UNESCO

Mar 2013- August 2016
Director General
Department for Development Policy
Ministry for Foreign Affairs (MFA)

Nov 2008 – Feb 2013
Deputy Director General
Department for the Americas and Asia
Ministry for Foreign Affairs (MFA)

Aug 2007 - Sep 2008
Director (Administration)
Permanent Representation of Finland to the EU
Brussels, Belgium

April 2004 - July 2007
Director
Unit for Sector Policy
Department for Development Policy, MFA

Jan 2002 - Mar 2004
Adviser to the Permanent Secretary, MFA

July 2000 - Dec 2001
First Secretary, Unit for EU and OECD development affairs, MFA

April 1997 - June 2000
First Secretary, Embassy of Finland
Bonn and Berlin, Germany

Dec 1995 - March 1997
First Secretary, Unit for International Financial Institutions and
Unit for Human Resources Planning, MFA

Sep 1993 - Nov 1994
Junior Programme Officer
UNDP, San José, Costa Rica

Feb 1991 - Sep 1993
Programme Officer, Unit for Asia and Latin America, MFA

Sept 1989- Jan 1991
Journalist (free-lance), Newspaper "Keskisuomalainen"
duty station: Latin America

Feb - August 1989
Programme Officer, Department for Development Co-operation, MFA

LANGUAGES:
Finnish: mother tongue
English, Swedish: fluent
Spanish, German: good
French: good/fair

PERSONAL INTEREST:
Family life, literature, music, arts, history, jogging

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updated: September 2016

Contact

Permanent Delegation of Finland to UNESCO
Maison de l'UNESCO
Bureau M3.35
1, rue Miollis
75732 Paris Cedex 15
Telephone
01.45.68.34.33
01 45 68 34 32
Fax
01.43.06.19.02
E-mail
dl.finlande(a)unesco-delegations.org
Web site
http://www.finlandunesco.org

National Commission

Ms Jutta Urpilainen
Chairperson
Ms Johanna Maula
Vice-Chairperson
Ms Zabrina Holmström
Secretary-General
Contact

Finnish National Commission for UNESCO
Ministry of Education and Culture
International Relations
P.O Box 29
FIN-00023 Government
Finland

Phone: +358-295 3 30004 (switchboard)
+358-295 3 30114 (Sec-Gen.)

Fax: (358-9) 1607-6980

Email: unesco(a)minedu.fi; zabrina.holmstrom(a)minedu.fi
Website: http://www.unesco.fi