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Curriculum Vitae



  • born on 6 December in Mainz (Germany)
  • two children
  • High School graduation in Mainz ( Germany)
  • conscription service, Bundeswehr
  • studies of law, modern history and political science in Mainz (Germany) and Geneva (Switzerland)
  • First State Examination for Lawyers in Mainz (Germany)
  • studies of international relations at Columbia University, New York
  • internships at the United Nations, Department of Disarmament Affairs and Legal Affairs Department
  • Master of International Affairs
  • entry into the Foreign Service, Bonn (Germany)Attachéausbildung im Auswärtigen Amt
  • Attaché in the office of the Federal President
  • Office of the State Secretary
  • Embassy Moscow, Second Secretary, Political Affairs
  • Embassy Lusaka, Deputy Ambassador
  • Federal Foreign Office, Bonn: desk officer for international export controls
  • Permanent Mission to the European Union, Brussels, First Secretary
  • Chairman of the European Union Council Group on Eastern Europe
  • Federal Foreign Office, Berlin: Head of Section on European Economic Integration, EU Budget and Finance; EU Language Regime
  • PhD Humboldt University, Berlin
  • Permanent Mission to the United Nations, Political Counsellor

  • Deleggate to the Second Committee of the United Nations General Assembly

  • Facilitor of the GA Resolution on UNEP

  • EU negotiator for the GA Resolutions on Renewable Energy and Desertification
  • Delegate to the First Committee, Representative in the 1540-Committee of the Security Council (Weapons of Mass Destruction)

  • Member of the Bureau of the OEWG on Small Arms and Light Weapons

  • Chairman of the Group of Interested States on Practical Disarmament Measures

  • Delegate to the Special Committee on Peacekeeping
  • Co-Chairman of the Group of Friends on Conflict Prevention

  • Vice-Chairman of the First Committee of the UN General Assembly (Disarmament and International Security Affairs)
  • Secondment to the State Chancellery, Land Brandenburg
    Head of Section for European Affairs
  • Guest Lecturer at the Freie Universität Berlin, Otto-Suhr-Institut: UN and Conflict Prevention



  • on international law, foreign policy, European affairs and arms control (see list of publications)
  • Helmuth-James-von-Moltke Prize for Humanitarian Law, 2004

© Dr. Detlev Wolter - May 2007