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Kateřina Sequensová

Kateřina SEQUENSOVÁ

Kateřina Sequensová commenced her duties as the Permanent Representative of the Czech Republic to the Office of the United Nations and Other International Organizations in Geneva and to the World Trade Organization in September 2011.

Prior to her arrival to Geneva, Kateřina Sequensová acted as the Director of the United Nations Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, responsible for political and security issues of the UN. She was also in charge of disarmament and WMD non-proliferation and served as an acting Sherpa for the Nuclear Security Summit.

From 2007 to 2009, Kateřina Sequensová served as the Deputy Director of the Department of the EU Common Foreign and Security Policy and was a member of the team preparing and implementing the Czech Presidency of the EU Council in the first half of 2009. At that time, she also headed the Arms Export Control Unit formulating the positions of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on exports of military material. During the Czech EU Presidency, Kateřina Sequensová chaired the Arms Export Control Working Group COARM.

From 2005 to 2007, Kateřina Sequensová was the Deputy Head of the Czech Embassy in Cairo.  As part of her mission in Egypt, she traveled extensively to Sudan for field assignments.

Between 2000 and 2005, Kateřina Sequensová dealt with the UN affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Prague and at the Permanent Mission to the UN in New York. From 2003 to 2005 she headed the Political Unit of the UN Department. She joined the Permanent Mission in New York in May 2002 and was part of the team of the Czech General Assembly Presidency in 2002 – 2003.

During her career, Kateřina Sequensová has joined a number of OSCE and EU election observation missions. She acted as a long-term observer of the EU Election Observation Mission to the 2005 Palestinian presidential elections and the parliamentary elections in Lebanon in May 2005. She participated in the OSCE mission to the presidential and parliamentary missions to Georgia in 2004.

Kateřina Sequensová joined the Czech Diplomatic Service in September 1999 and she graduated from the Diplomatic Academy in 2000.

Before joining the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Kateřina Sequensová worked in the International Trade Department of the law firm Hale and Dorr, LLP in Washington, DC.

Kateřina Sequensová received her M.A. in International Relations from Elliot School of George Washington University in 1997. She holds BSc. in Economics from Strayer College (1994) and is a graduate of Prague Economic University (1992).

She is fluent in English, speaks Russian and has working knowledge of French and German.