Profiles of the Coordinators of the
preparatory process

30 August 2007



HE Ambassador Thomas Stelzer

HE Ambassador Thomas Stelzer Austria

His Excellency Ambassador Thomas Stelzer and Her Excellency Ambassador Ana Teresa Dengo have been appointed as Coordinators of the preparatory process
for the Conference on Facilitating the Entry into Force of
the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty.

His Excellency Ambassador Thomas Stelzer has served since 2001 as Austria's Permanent Representative to the United Nations in Vienna.

Prior to this appointment, from 1997 to 2001, Mr Stelzer was Special Assistant to the Executive Secretary of the Provisional Technical Secretariat of the CTBTO Prep-aratory Commission.

From 1994 to 1997, Mr Stelzer served in New York as Deputy Director of the Austrian Cultural Institute. He was Minister Counselor and Delegate to the UN General Assembly's First Committee at the Permanent Mission of Austria to the United Nations from 1990 to 1994. He joined the Austrian Federal Ministry for Foreign Affairs in 1988.

Mr Stelzer obtained his law degree from the University of Vienna before going on to earn a Diploma in International Relations from The Johns Hopkins University School for Advanced International Studies and then acquiring a Master's Degree in Latin American Studies from Stanford University in Palo Alto, California, USA.

30 August 2007



HE Ambassador Ana Teresa Dengo Costa Rica

HE Ambasador Ana Teresa Dengo, Costa Rica

 
His Excellency Ambassador Thomas Stelzer and Her Excellency Ambassador Ana Teresa Dengo have been appointed as Coordinators of the preparatory process
for the Conference on Facilitating the Entry into Force of
the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty.

Her Excellency Ambassador Ana Teresa Dengo has served since August 2006 as Costa Rica's Ambassador to Austria and its Permanent Representative to the United Nations in Vienna. She is concurrently serving as Chairperson of the CTBTO Preparatory Commission for the year 2007.

From August 1998 through July 2006, Ms Dengo worked with the CTBTO Preparatory Commission, first as an External Relations Officer and then as an International Cooperation and PTS Training Officer.

Previous to this, she worked with the Organization of American States and at the Costa Rican Mission to the OAS in Washington, D.C and at UN Headquarter in New York. From 1992 to 1994, Ms Dengo served as Associate Director of the US Peace Corps in Costa Rica. Before that, she had worked for almost two years with UNIDO and eight years in the Costa Rican private sector.

Ms Dengo earned a BS in Industrial Engineering in 1984 before attending the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University from 1994 to 1995.