The new Permanent Representative of Poland to the United Nations, Joanna Wronecka, presented her credentials to United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres today.
Prior to her latest appointment, Ms. Wronecka was Undersecretary of State for Development Cooperation in her country's Ministry of Foreign Affairs beginning in 2015, responsible for Africa, the Middle East and Human Rights. From 2011 to 2015, she was Ambassador and Head of the European Union delegation to Jordan. She was Ambassador to Morocco from 2005 to 2010.
Between 2003 and 2005, Ms. Wronecka served as Director and Ambassador in the Secretariat of the Foreign Ministry, having been Ambassador to Egypt from 1999 to 2003. She was previously Director of the Foreign Ministry's Africa and Middle East Department, from 1998 to 1999. From 1994 to 1998, she held a number of positions in the United Nations System Department within the Ministry, which she joined after having held different positions in academia.
Ms. Wronecka earned a doctorate in humanities from the University of Warsaw's Institute of Oriental Studies, and holds a master's degree in Arabic studies, also from the University of Warsaw.
She was born in Krotoszyn, Poland, in 1958.
Source: United Nations