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Ambassador Audra Plepyte is a Lithuanian career diplomat, ambassador. On 21 April 2021 she was nominated as Lithuanian ambassador to the United States. From May 2021 Lithuanian Ambassador to the United States of America and to the United Mexican States.
Ambassador Plepytė was elected as the president of the executive board of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in January 2021. She had also been the director of the European Union Department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2014–2017) before being appointed Permanent Representative of Lithuania to the United Nations in New York in August 2017.
From 2010 to 2014 A. Plepytė was Lithuanian ambassador to Spain, World Tourism Organization in the Lithuanian Embassy to the Spain. In 2008 she became Head of International Missions and Conflict Prevention Division at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Director of the Personnel Department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 2009.
From 2004 to 2008 she was appointed as Counselor, Deputy Representative to the Political and Security Committee at the Lithuanian Permanent Representation to the EU. In 2003 A. Plepytė become Head of Human Rights and NGOs Division at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Education: Born in Vilnius, Ms Plepytė graduated from the Vilnius University with a bachelor’s degree in philosophy in 1993, receiving a master’s degree in philosophy in 1995. She also holds diplomas in international relations from the Institute of International Relations and Political Science at the Vilnius University (1992–1994) and in diplomatic studies from the Oxford University (1995-1996).