Deputy Minister for European and International Affairs, Austria
Peter Launsky-Tieffenthal was appointed Secretary General of the Austrian Ministry for European and International Affairs in January 2020.
Prior to his appointment he served as Spokesperson of the Austrian Federal Government.
From 2012 to 2014 he was Under-Secretary-General for Communications and Public Information at the United Nations in New York.
Launsky-Tieffenthal has been a long-time serving diplomat since 1985, serving among others as Director-General for Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Affairs, Spokesperson of the Ministry and Head of the Department for Crisis Management and Citizens Services.
He has been Consul-General for the Republic of Austria in Los Angeles and was posted to New Delhi, Washington DC and Riyadh during his career.
He holds a Master of Law of the University of Vienna and Salzburg, being fluent in German, English, French and Spanish.