Peter Wittig

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Peter Wittig
Diskussionsveranstaltung „Deutschlands Rolle in den Vereinten Nationen - eine Bilanz“ im Kölner Rathaus-5502.jpg
German Ambassador to the United States
Assumed office
April 30, 2014
President Joachim Gauck
Preceded by Peter Ammon
Personal details
Born (1954-08-11) August 11, 1954 (age 62)
Bonn, West Germany
(now Germany)
Spouse(s) Huberta von Voss-Wittig[1]
Children 4
Alma mater University of Bonn, University of Freiburg

Peter Wittig (born 11 August 1954) is a German diplomat and has been Germany's Ambassador to the United States since April 30, 2014.[2]

Early life and education[edit]

Wittig studied at the University of Bonn, the University of Freiburg, Canterbury Christ Church University, and the University of Oxford. He has taught as an Assistant Professor at the University of Freiburg.

Diplomatic career[edit]

During the tenure of Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle, Wittig was Germany's Permanent Representative to the United Nations since December 2009.[3] Between 2011 and 2012, he headed the Al-Qaida Sanctions Committee.[4]

Since joining the German foreign service in 1982, Wittig has served as German Ambassador to Lebanon and to Cyprus. Wittig has served twice as the President of the United Nations Security Council, once in July 2011[5] and again in September 2012.[6]

Other activities[edit]

  • International Journalists’ Programmes, Arthur F. Burns Fellowship Program, Member of the Board of Trustees


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