Junior officer Minister Foreign Affairs, Oslo, 1965—1967. Vice consul New York City, 1967—1970. Deputy permanent representative Norway United Nations Industrial Development Organization and International Atomic Energy Agency, 1970—1973.
Ser. executive officer Minister Foreign Affairs, 1973—1977. Counsellor political affairs Norway United Nations, New York City, 1977—1980, counsellor political affairs Norway security council, 1979—1980, deputy permanent representative Norway, 1981—1984, vice chairman committee decolonization, 1982—1983, head Norwegian delegate commission human rights, 1985—1987, vice chairman commission human rights, 1986. Deputy director general political affairs Minister Foreign Affairs, 1984—1987.
Ambassador human rights, 1988. Chairman Norwegian advisory council disarmament affairs, 1989—1992. Political director Minister Foreign Affairs, 1989—1992.
Permament representative Norway Organization Security and Coop Eruope, 1992—1997. Ambassador Norway United Nations, since 1998.