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Morten Jespersen, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Denmark to the United Nations.

Morten Jespersen has served as Denmark’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations in Geneva since 1st of September 2018. Prior to this he has held the position of Under-Secretary for Global Development and Cooperation in Danida, the Danish development organisation within the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs. 

The Centre for Global Development and Cooperation has overall responsibility for safeguarding and promoting Danish interests within priority areas of foreign and development policy, including Danish development policy cooperation across bilateral and multilateral activities.
The Centre also promotes green growth and employment in developing countries and emerging economies, development and implementation of humanitarian efforts, as well as development cooperation through well knowns organisations.

Prior to August 2013, Mr. Jespersen was Denmark’s Ambassador to Nepal at the Danish Embassy in Kathmandu from 2010 to 2013.

Mr. Jespersen has a Master of Political Science and a Post Graduate Degree in East Asian studies.