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Ambassador Miguel Berger, Deputy Permanent Representative of Germany to the United Nations since July 2010. On September 4th, 2012, he was elected by the General Assembly as Chairman of the 5th Committee (Administrative and Budgetary) during it's sixty-seventh session.
He has worked for the Foreign Office since 1988.
In 1990, Mr Berger was the Officer for Issues of the German Minority at the German Embassy in Bucharest, then rotated in 1993 to the German Mission in Mexico City, where he was responsible for the areas of Press and Domestic Policy. Following this, he was called to Bonn, and later to Berlin, where he worked as the Deputy Chief of the Parliament and Cabinet Division.
From 2002 to 2004, he was the Deputy Chief of the Economic Division at the German Mission to the United Nations in New York. Being in charge of 5th Committee matters he looked after issues such as the reform of the United Nations, its management and budget.
Before taking up his post as Deputy Ambassador in New York, he led the German Representative Office to the Palestinian Authority in Ramallah from 2004 to 2006, and the Parliament and Cabinet Division of the Foreign Office in Berlin from 2006 until the end of 2009.
Miguel Berger is married to the journalist Patricia Hernandez de Berger and has one daughter.