Abdurrahman Mohamed Shalgham was appointed Ambassador to the United Nations on March 16, 2009.
Prior to his current appointment, Shalgham was serving a second stint as Secretary of the General People’s Committee for Foreign Liaison and International Cooperation (Foreign Minister); having previously held the position from 2000 to 2003. Between 1998 and 2000 he was Secretary of Foreign Affairs in the Secretariat of the General People’s Congress. He served as Secretary (Ambassador) of the People’s Bureau (Embassy) in Italy from 1984 to 1995.
Prior to joining the diplomatic service, Shalgham held the posts of Secretary (Minister) of Information from 1981 to 1983; Director General of the Libyan News Agency (Jana) from 1979 to 1981; Editor-in-Chief of the cultural weekly newspaper Al-Usbu-Al-Thaqafi and the political weekly Al-Usbu-Al-Siaysi (1977-79); and Editor-in-Chief of Al-Fajr-Al-Jadid (1975-77), where he previously served as Editor (1973-75).
Shalgham holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from the University of Cairo.
He was born in Al-Ghrefa, Libya, on November 21, 1949, is married and has three children.
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