Nowotny Eva

Eva Nowotny
Austrian Commission for UNESCO
Vienna, Austria

The Federal Minister of Education, Science and Culture appointed Eva Nowotny President for the Austrian Commission of UNESCO in January 2009. She is also the Former Austrian Ambassador to the United States from 2003 to 2008.

Prior to serving as ambassador in Washington, DC, she held the position of Director General of European Integration and Economic Affairs at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs in Vienna. Her first assignments as a diplomat took her to Cairo as First Secretary with the Austrian Embassy in Egypt, and to New York as Counselor to the Austrian Permanent Mission to the U.N., and Vice President of the Special Political Committee of the 36th U.N. General Assembly. From 1983 to 1992 she was Foreign Policy Advisor to Austrian Federal Chancellor Franz Vranitzky, then became Austria’s Ambassador to France and the United Kingdom.

Nowotny, who holds a Ph.D. in history and German literature, has been with the Austrian Ministry for Foreign Affairs since 1973.


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