Ambassador Dr. Peter Wittig, Permanent Representative of Germany to the United Nations since December 2009.

He joined the German Foreign Service in 1982. Ambassador Wittig served in Madrid, New York (Permanent Mission to the United Nations), Bonn (as private secretary to the Foreign Minister) and as Ambassador to Lebanon. While Ambassador to Cyprus he also acted as Special Envoy of the German Government for the Cyprus Question.

In 2002 Dr. Wittig was appointed Ambassador in the Directorate-General for the United Nations and Global Issues in the Foreign Office in Berlin and became Director-General in 2006.

After reading History, Political Science and Law at Bonn, Freiburg, Canterbury and Oxford Universities, he taught as Assistant Professor at the University of Freiburg.

Ambassador Wittig has written articles on the history of ideas and on foreign policy.

Dr Wittig is married to journalist and writer Huberta von Voss-Wittig. The couple has 4 children, Valeska, Maximilian, Augustin and Felice.