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Carsten Staur, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Denmark to the United Nations.

Amb. Carsten Staur

Short biography

Carsten Staur has served as Denmark’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations in Geneva since 1st of August 2013. Prior to this he was Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York (2007-2013).

He has chaired UNHCR’s Executive Committee (2015-16), the drafting Committee of the 32nd International Red Cross and Red Crescent Conference (2015) and the Board of UNDP, UNFPA, and UNOPS (2007-08), and has served as member of the Board of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria 2005-07 and 2015-17. In 2013, he published a book on the UN: “Shared Responsibility. The United Nations in the Age of Globalization”, McGill-Queens’s University Press.

Ambassador Staur has an extensive background in multilateral diplomacy. He was State Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in charge of Denmark’s development cooperation (Danida) from 2001-07. Previous positions include a term as Under Secretary for Bilateral Development Cooperation (2000-2001), prior to which he served as Under Secretary for Administrative Affairs (1998-2000). He was Denmark’s Ambassador to Israel from 1996-1998 and Director for Development Policy and Planning from 1994 to 1996.

Carsten Staur joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark in 1981 and had his fist posting in Geneva from 1986-89. He is born in 1954, married to Ms. Marie-Louise Wandel, Senior Adviser in UNICEF, and holds a degree (History and Literature) from the University of Copenhagen.

 Shared Responsibility: The United Nations in the Age of Globalization

by H.E. Carsten Staur, Ambassador