Charles Thembani Ntwaagae was appointed Ambassador to the United Nations on July 31, 2008.
Prior to his appointment, Ntwaagae was Permanent Secretary in Botswana’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation since 2006. From 2001 to 2005, he served as his country’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Office in Geneva with concurrent accreditation to Austria and Greece.
Between 1996 and 2001, Ntwaagae was Deputy Permanent Secretary in the Foreign Ministry. Before assuming those responsibilities, he was Chief Executive at the National Secretariat of the National Conservation Strategy (Coordinating) Agency, charged with promoting conservation and sustainable utilization of Botswana’s natural resource base. From 1993 to 1995, he was appointed Deputy Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Local Government, Lands and Housing, having previously served as Acting Deputy Permanent Secretary in that Ministry from 1992.
Ntwaagae has a master’s degree from Pennsylvania University, and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Botswana and Swaziland.
He was born in 1953 in Tutume, Botswana, is married and has three children.
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