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Name: Taksoe-Jensen, Peter
Current Position: Ambassador

Peter Taksoe-Jensen took over as Denmark’s ambassador to the United States in September 2010.

Born in 1959 in Copenhagen, Taksoe-Jensen received a law degree from the University of Copenhagen.
He served in the Danish Ministry of Justice from 1986-1987, before joining the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He headed one of the foreign ministry’s sections until he was posted to the Royal Danish Embassy in Vienna, Austria (1989-1992) as first secretary.
Returning to Denmark, Taksoe-Jensen was made head of section at the Department for Security Policy (1992-95).
For most of the remainder of the 1990s, he was head of section (1995-1999) and counselor (1999) for the Permanent Representation of Denmark to the European Union.
He spent 1999-2003 as head of section at the Department for Legal Service, and then served as undersecretary for legal affairs and head of the Legal Service (2003-2008).
Prior to becoming ambassador to the U.S., Taksoe-Jensen served as assistant secretary-general for legal affairs at the United Nations.
His other activities include being a member of the Commission on the Law on Archives, established by the Danish Minister for Culture (2002-2003), member of the Commission on Jurisdiction, established by the Danish Minister for Justice (2004-2008), and chairman of the Danish Governments Commission on the Red Cross (2007-2008). He also has lectured for numerous courses on EU law, policies and negotiations, and procedures and techniques (1999-2008).
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