The new Permanent Representative of Guinea to the United Nations, Mamadi Touré, presented his credentials to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on September 14, 2011.
From 2007 until his appointment, Mr. Touré held several high-ranking positions within the United Nations. He was Senior Political Affairs Officer in charge of the Horn of Africa Team in the Department of Political Affairs; Chief of Staff at the United Nations Operations in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI); Senior Political Adviser to the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for West Africa; and Acting Chief of Staff at the United Nations Regional Office for Central Africa.
From 2004 to 2007, Mr. Touré served as Political Adviser to the Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for the border dispute between Ethiopia and Eritrea; Head of the Regional Office at the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH); Special Assistant and Head of the Political Unit at the United Nations Political Office for Somalia; and Senior Political Affairs Officer in charge of the West Africa Team in the Department of Political Affairs.
Throughout the 1990s, Mr. Touré served as Political Affairs Officer in such areas as disarmament affairs and Africa. Additionally, he was Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs.
Mr. Touré obtained Bachelor of Business Administration and Master of Business Administration degrees from the City University of New York.
Born on 11 December 1952 in Kankan, Guinea, Mr. Touré is married, with three children.
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