Somalia picks a woman as its new Permanent Representative to UN Office at Geneva

0 Permanent Representative of Somalia to UN Geneva presents her credentials to Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva

Geneva, Switzerland- Faduma Abdullahi Mohamud (Insania), the new Permanent Representative of Somalia to the United Nations Office at Geneva, today presented her credentials to Michael Møller, Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva.

Prior to her Geneva posting, Ms. Abdullahi Mohamud worked at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Investment Promotion of Somalia since 2013, contributing to the high-level discussion on policy and planning of the Ministry, acting as the point person in charge of Somali Embassy in Tanzania. She also engaged in the re-establishment and opening of the Somali Embassy in Washington DC. From 2009 to 2012, Ms. Abdullahi Mohamud was a Member of Parliament. During that time, she was the Chairperson of the Somali Women Parliamentary Caucus and a member of the Parliamentary Committee for Planning International Relations.

Between 2004 and 2008, Ms. Abdullahi Mohamud worked as a consultant on projects of the United Nations Development Programme and the United Nations Office for Project Services.

From 2003 to 2004, she was a delegate at the Somali National Reconciliation Conference in Nairobi, Kenya. Between 1981 and 2002, she held various humanitarian positions, as well as working for the private sector. Ms. Abdullahi Mohamud served as a diplomat at the Permanent Mission of Somalia to the United Nations in New York from 1975 to 1980.

Ms. Abdullahi Mohamud received her Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Commerce at the National University of Somalia, and her Master of Arts in Political Science at the New School University for Social Research in New York.

Article first appeared on Diplomat News Network.


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