Daffa-Alla Elhag Ali Osman became Ambassador of Sudan to the United Nations in August 2010.
Osman was Sudan’s ambassador to both Pakistan and Bangladesh, after having served as the Director of the International Organizations Department at the Sudan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, from 2001 to 2004. He was Second Deputy of the Permanent Representative to the United Nations from 1996 to 2000.
He first joined the Sudan’s Foreign Ministry in 1980 as Third Secretary, progressing to Second Secretary as the Assistant Director of the Arab Department before moving at that level to the embassy in Bangui, Central African Republic, in 1983. In 1986, he became First Secretary in the Sudan’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations Office in Geneva, returning to Khartoum in 1989 to serve in the Executive Office of the Foreign Ministry.
Assigned to open the Sudan’s first embassy in the Republic of Korea, he was Counsellor in Seoul from 1990-1992, then simultaneously Consul-General in Alexandria and Counsellor at the embassy in Cairo, Egypt, until 1994, when he began his first tenure at the Department of International Organizations in Khartoum, serving as Minister Plenipotentiary.
Osman received a Master of Science in international relations from Preston University in Islamabad in 2008. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts in French and Archaeology and a post-graduate diploma in translation from the University of Khartoum.
He was born in Sinja, Sudan in 1955, is married and has two daughters.
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