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Ambassador of Sweden to Lithuania Ms. Cecilia Ruthström-Ruin
Ambassador of Sweden to Lithuania Ms. Cecilia Ruthström-Ruin
Addressed the Swedish Business Awards 2011.

Ambassador of Sweden to Lithuania H. E. Ms. Cecilia Ruthström-Ruin. Former Deputy Director of the Division for Treaty Affairs and Chief of the Terrorism Prevention Branch of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. Ms. Cecilia Ruthström-Ruin took up the position as Chief of the Terrorism Prevention Branch of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime in September 2008. Prior to joining the Organization, she was a diplomat in the Swedish Foreign Service. In that function, Ms. Ruthström-Ruin served i.e. as Ambassador and Counter-Terrorism Coordinator (2004 - 2008), as Deputy Secretary-General for the First Annual Review Conference of the International Compact with Iraq, as Deputy Director in the Department for European Security Policy and as Counselor in the Swedish Embassy in Tokyo. She also served in the Prime Minister's Office in Stockholm as Deputy Secretary-General of the Stockholm International Forum 2004: "Preventing Genocide: Threats and Responsibilities".
Ms. Ruthström-Ruin holds a PhD from the University of Lund in Sweden. Her doctoral dissertation focused on international refugee aid and the early development of the UNHCR. She holds a Master of International Affairs from Columbia University, New York, where she studied as a Fulbright grantee.
Ms. Ruthström-Ruin has published books and articles on refugee policies, on human rights and on Japanese politics and society. She has held a number of positions in boards and committees, including as member of the board of the Swedish Institute of International Affairs, as member of the board of the Swedish Fulbright Alumni Association and as Ministry for Foreign Affairs expert in the Swedish National Police Board.
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