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His Excellency Tekeda Alemu


Ambassador Tekeda Alemu has been a Diplomat for over Thirty years. He began his career at the rank of 1st Secretary in 1983, promoted within a few years as a counsellor and then subsequently as head of a department — first, as acting head of the International Department and then as head of the African Department.

He became Deputy Foreign Minister in 1991, then a State Minister, serving in those capacities for twenty years until he was made Ethiopian Permanent Representative to the UN in New York in January 2011.

Ambassador Tekeda, earned a B.A. and M.A. from UCLA and a Ph.D. from Claremont Graduate School. He taught at Addis Ababa University in the early 90’s with the rank of Assistant Professor. He was born in Addis Ababa on May 5, 1951.


Contact Information

Permanent Mission of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia to the United Nations
866 2nd Ave., Third Floor
New York, NY 10017

Phone: (212) 421-1830
Fax: (212) 754-0360

Email: ethiopia@un.int
Website: www.ethiopianmission-ny.org