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Peter Wittig (born 11 August 1954) is a German diplomat and has been Germany's Permanent Representative to the United Nations since December 2009. Since joining the West German foreign service in 1982, Wittig has been the ambassador of Germany to Lebanon and to Cyprus. In July 2011, Wittig was the President of the United Nations Security Council in New York City. Wittig studied at the University of Bonn, the University of Freiburg, Canterbury Christ Church University, and the University of Oxford. He has taught as an Assistant Professor at the University of Freiburg. (via DBpedia)