6 July 2012
Press Release

Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York

Biographical Note

New Permanent Representative of Haiti Presents Credentials


(Based on information provided by the Protocol and Liaison Service)

Jean Wesley Cazeau, the new Permanent Representative of Haiti to the United Nations, today presented his credentials to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

Prior to his appointment, Mr. Cazeau was Deputy Permanent Representative.  From March to October 2005, he held the position of Minister Counsellor, having served as Counsellor from March 2003 to March 2005.

Between 1992 and 2003, he held a variety of positions spanning academia, the private sector and the non-profit sector in Port-au-Prince, Haiti’s capital.  He taught at the Centre d’Etudes Secondaires from August 2001 to March 2003, and at the Centre d’Etudes Diplomatiques et Internationales from March 1999.  He remains an educational adviser at both institutions.

Mr. Cazeau’s diplomatic career began in 1980, when he first joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Port-au-Prince.  In 1986, he was appointed First Secretary at Haiti’s Embassy in Washington, D.C., earning a promotion to Counsellor in 1989.

He holds a master’s degree in modern languages and literature from Howard University, as well as a bachelor’s degree in political science and international relations from the Institut National de Gestion et des Hautes Etudes Internationales at the State University of Haiti.

Mr. Cazeau is married and has two children.

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