Anders Lidén

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Anders Arvid Lidén (born 2 January 1949 in Oskarshamn, Sweden) was the Permanent Representative of Sweden to the United Nations from 2004 to 2010.[1] He was President of the UNICEF Executive Board in 2008.

Education[edit]

Lidén holds a PhD in political science from the Lund University.[1]

Career[edit]

In 1979, Lidén joined the Foreign Ministry in Stockholm, and has held numerous posts there, including that of Second Secretary from 1980 to 1983, First Secretary from 1983 to 1991, Counsellor from 1991 to 1992, and Deputy Assistant Under Secretary from 1992 to 1993, and Assistant Under Secretary from 1993 until 1996.[1] He was Chargé d'Affaires at Sweden's Embassy in Jordan in 1999, and served as Sweden’s Ambassador to Israel and Cyprus from 1999 to 2002.[1] From 2002 until his appointment to the UN, he served as Director-General for Political Affairs in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In 2004, Lidén was named Permanent Representative of Sweden to the United Nations and held that position until 2010.[1][2] Lidén became ambassador to Zimbabwe from 2010 to 2012 and was subsequently named as the new Swedish ambassador to Finland.[1][3]

In 2007 Liden attended a meeting organized by the American Iranian Council which brought together numerous national and international policy makers in an attempt to improve their understanding of Iran's role in Iraq and its nuclear enrichment intentions/capabilities. Others in attendance at this meeting were Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH), Ambassador Javad Zarif from Iran 's UN Mission, Senator Chuck Hagel, Mr. Nicholas Kristof from the New York Times, and a host of other distinguished academics, businessmen, nonprofit representatives and private citizens.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Curriculum Vitae: Anders Lidén" (PDF). www.swedenabroad.com (website of the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs). Retrieved 10 November 2012. 
  2. ^ "New Permanent Representative of Sweden Presents Credentials (Press release)". United Nations. 2004-09-16. Retrieved 10 November 2012. 
  3. ^ Staff (10 May 2012). "New Ambassador to Finland (press release)". Ministry for Foreign Affairs (Sweden). Archived from the original on 18 April 2013. Retrieved 10 November 2012. 

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Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
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Ambassador of Sweden to Israel
1999–2002
Succeeded by
Robert Rydberg
Preceded by
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Ambassador of Sweden to Cyprus
1999–2002
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
Pierre Schori
Permanent Representative to the United Nations
2004–2010
Succeeded by
Mårten Grunditz
Preceded by
Sten Rylander
Ambassador of Sweden to Zimbabwe
2010–2012
Succeeded by
Lars Ronnås
Preceded by
Örjan Berner
Ambassador of Sweden to Finland
2012–present
Succeeded by