Ambassador May-Elin Stener took up her appointment as Deputy Permanent Representative of Norway to the United Nations in New York in August 2014.
Prior the New York posting, Stener was based at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Oslo, where she worked in The Department for UN, Peace and Humanitarian Assistance as Director of the Section for Humanitarian Affairs.
From 2007-2011 Stener was Minister Counsellor and Deputy Head at the Norwegian Embassy in Pretoria, South Africa, with an emphasis on political work. She has also been posted to the Norwegian Mission to the International Organisations in Geneva, where she worked on disarmament issues.
Stener holds a Law degree from the University of Oslo, and has been with the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs since 1995. Stener was born in 1969 and has one daughter.