CV of DPR Kristel Lõuk

Ms Kristel Lõuk, Deputy Permanent Representative of Estonia to the United Nations, New York

Kristel joined the Estonian Foreign Service in 2005 and has worked with a broad range of issues from development aid to international peace and security.

Kristel was posted to New York in 2019. Prior to her appointment as Deputy Permanent Representative of the Estonian Mission to the UN, Kristel worked as the Political Coordinator in the Estonian Mission during the Estonian term as an elected member of the United Nations Security Council in 2020-21.

From 2017 to 2019 Kristel served in the Office of the President of Estonia as Head of the Foreign Policy Department and Counsellor of the United Nations Security Council Campaign team in the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Kristel has also worked as a Development and Humanitarian Affairs Counsellor at the Estonian Mission to the United Nations in 2012-2016, where she also served as Vice-President of the UNICEF Executive Board in 2015.

Earlier in her career, Kristel held various other positions such as Counsellor to the Estonian Minister of Foreign Affairs in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Tallinn (2011-2012), as Economic and European Affairs diplomat/Deputy Head of the Mission in the Estonian Embassy in Copenhagen (2008-2011), as a diplomat at the External Economic and Development Cooperation Department and in the Media Relations Department at the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Ms Lõuk has BA/MA in Political Science and BA/MA in Scandinavian Studies from the University of Tartu and also a MA in Conference Interpreting from Tallinn University. She has also attended Political Science and Scandinavian Studies at the University of Copenhagen.