30 December 2013
Vaanchig Purevdorj, the new Permanent Representative of Mongolia to the United Nations Office at Geneva, today presented his credentials to Michael Møller, the Acting Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva.
Prior to his appointment to Geneva, Mr. Purevdorj had been working as a Human Rights Officer at the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Geneva, from 2011 to 2013. He had been Project Manager and a Global Leadership Fellow at the Responsible Mineral Development Initiative of the World Economic Forum in Geneva from 2010 to 2011.
A career diplomat, Mr. Purevdorj had joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1999 as an Attaché at the Department of Political Affairs. Subsequently, he had served as the Third Secretary in the Department for Europe, Middle East and Africa before being posted as the Second Secretary at the Permanent Mission of Mongolia to the United Nations Office at Geneva and Other International Organizations, from 2006 to 2010.
Mr. Purevdorj has a Master’s Degree in International Relations and Economics from the Budapest University of Economic Sciences (1999), and an Advanced Master’s Degree in International Studies from the University in Queensland (2004). He has undertaken various other courses and seminars. He was born on 28 November 1974 and is married with two children.
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