Steffen Kongstad

Steffen Kongstad was working in the Norwegian Foreign Service 1980 – 2022. He has been posted to Prague, Helsinki, Berlin, Geneva and Vienna. He has i. a. served as Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Norway to the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (2016-2020) and to the UN and other international organisations in Geneva (2011-2016), as Director General and Head of the Department for Security Policy and the High North (Security Policy Matters, UN operations, Arms Control/Non-Proliferation/Disarmament, Arctic & Polar Issues, Energy issues, Bilateral Relations with USA, Canada, Russia & Eurasia), and as Deputy Director General and Deputy Head of the Department for UN, Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs.

Kongstad was a member and chair (2019) of the UN Secretary General’s Advisory Board on Disarmament Matters 2017-2019.