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Dr. Wolfgang PETRITSCH Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Austria to the OECD, Paris


1972 Ph.D. Southeastern European History, University of Vienna
1972-1973 Fulbright scholarship, University of Southern California, L.A., USA
1977-1983 Adviser, Press Secretary of the Austrian Federal Chancellor Bruno Kreisky
1983-1984 Austrian Mission to OECD, Paris
1984-1992 Head of Austrian Press and Information Service, New York
1992-1994 Head of the Department for Multilateral Economic Co-operation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Vienna
1994 Head of Department for Information on European Affairs in the Federal Chancellery (supervised the Federal Government's information campaign on Austria's accession to the European Union)
1995-1997 Head of Department for International Relations of the City of Vienna
1997-1999 Austrian Ambassador to the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
1998-1999 European Union Special Envoy for Kosovo
1999 EU Chief Negotiator at the Kosovo peace talks in Rambouillet and Paris
1999-2002 High Representative of the International Community for Bosnia and Herzegovina
2002-2008 Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Austria to the UN and other International Organizations, WTO and the Conference on Disarmament, Geneva