Based on information provided by the UN Protocol and Liaison Service at UN Headquarters in New York City, the Permanent Representative of Latvia to the United Nations, Andrejs Pildegovics, presented his credentials to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on September 5, 2018.
As stated, before his latest appointment, Mr. Pildegovics served as State Secretary in his
country’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, beginning in 2013. From 2012 to 2013, he was Under-Secretary of State and Political Director in the Ministry, and from 2007 until 2012, he served as Ambassador to the United States, with non-resident accreditation to Mexico.
Since joining the Government of Latvia in l994, Mr. Pildegovics has also held several other posts, including head of Chancery in the Office of the President, Deputy Head of Chancery, Foreign Affairs Adviser, and Head of the Asia and Africa Division in the Foreign Ministry.
Mr. Pildegovics holds a degree from St. Petersburg University and has also undertaken studies at the Bucerius Summer School for New Leaders, the Foreign Service Programme at Oxford University, the Diplomatic Training Programme at Stanford University, and the Beijing Foreign Language Institute.