8 August 2012
Press Release

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

Biographical Note

New Permanent Representative of Marshall Islands Presents Credentials

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

The new Permanent Representative of the Marshall Islands to the United Nations, Amatlain Elizabeth Kabua, presented her credentials today to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

Until her latest appointment, Ms. Kabua had served as Ambassador to Fiji since 2009.  From 2003 to 2009, she held the position of Field Service Consultant to her country’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, having serving earlier as Ambassador to Japan between 1997 and 2003.

Ms. Kabua served as Mayor of the Majuro Atoll Local Government between 1986 and 1997, having been manager of the Majuro Hotel for the Nauru Local Council/Phosphate Trust from 1981 to 1986.  Previously, she was a teacher at the Garapan Elementary School in Saipan (1978-1980).

She was educated at Chaminade University in Honolulu, Hawaii, in the United States; at Saint Francis High School, also in Honolulu; and at Mount Caramel High School in Saipan, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.

Born at Majuro, Marshall Islands, on 15 August 1953, her hobbies include cooking, reading and gardening.

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