Ambassador Audra Plepyte was appointed Permanent Representative of Lithuania to the United Nations in New York

The new Permanent Representative of to the United Nations in New York, Audra Plepyte, presented her credentials to the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on August 18, according to the Protocol and Liaison Service.

Prior to her appointment, Ms. Plepyte served as Director of the European Union Department of her country’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs from 2014 to 2017. She was Ambassador of Spain, Argentina, and the United Nations World Tourism Organization between 2010 and 2014, and Director of the Ministry’s Personnel Department from 2009 to 2010. Ms. Plepyte’s other assignments within the Ministry included Head of International Missions and Conflict Prevention Division (2008-2009), Deputy Representative to the Political and Security

Committee within Lithuania’s Permanent Representative to the European Union in Brussels (2004-2008) and Head of the Human Rights and Non-Governmental Organizations Division (2003-2004).

Her foreign service included postings as Deputy Permanent Representative, previously Counsellor at the United Nations in New York (1999-2002), Counsellor at Lithuania’s Embassy to the United States (February 1999-to July 1999) and Head of the Foreign Ministry’s Northern European Division (1989-1999).